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Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum

This interesting educational museum in central Maui displays various exhibits about sugarcane and the early years of Hawaii plantation life including the many different immigrant cultures who came to Hawaii to work on the sugarcane plantations. An exhibit about the production of sugarcane features a scale model of a cane crusher. The museum building itself […]

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Iao Valley

Iao Valley – Hiking & Educational Programs, 30 Hands-on Exhibits

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Kepaniwai Heritage Gardens

This charming county park in central Maui includes various ethnic displays memorializing the different cultures that have played a role in the history of the Hawaiian Islands. The memorials at Kepaniwai Heritage Gardens include traditional Hawaiian dwellings of ancient times as well as the traditional homes of the people who came from Portugal, China, New […]

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Keaiwa Heiau State Recreation Area

This 384-acre park above Aiea north of Pearl Harbor and about 12 miles from Waikiki includes the historic Heaiwa Heiau which is near the park entrance. Further down the paved road are campgrounds as well as picnic areas and the trailhead for the Aiea Loop Trail. The 4.8-mile trail leads through a forested area above […]

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Hawai‘i State Archives—Kekauluohi Building

Located next to the Hawaii State Library on the grounds of Iolani Palace, the Hawaii State Archives houses a vast collection of important Hawaiian history including personal papers, collections, government documents, speeches, press releases, and documents from all governmental branches including the Judiciary, Legislature, and Executive. More than 100,000 photographs are preserved within the Archives […]

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The Waikiki Beachboys

Waikiki Beachboys & Duke Kahanamoku Popularized Surfing. The beachboys were symbolic of everything that was great about Hawaii. History The Beachboys of Waikiki is a renowned group of Hawaiian watermen who worked on the beaches of Waikiki from the 1920s to the 1950s when guests from all around the world began arriving to stay at […]

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Byodo-In Temple

This attractive vermilion temple on Oahu’s windward side is set beneath the stunning Koolau mountains and overlooks Kaneohe. The temple is a full-size replica of a 900-year-old temple called Byodo-In and located in Uji, Japan. The Oahu site is also a memorial park with numerous crypts and mausoleums that are the resting places of many […]

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Hawaii State Library

The Hawaii State Library is housed in a historic Classical Revival style building in downtown Honolulu just to the west of Honolulu Hale. The structure serves as the central branch of the statewide library system. The library’s main building is a four-story rectangular structure with a six-story tower in the rear. The library’s entrance features […]

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Honolulu Hale—City Hall

Honolulu Hale opened in downtown Honolulu in 1927 featuring pillars and arches, ceiling frescoes, decorative balconies, and a tiled roof. The building was designed by the renowned architect of the time Charles William Dickey. Modeled after the Bargello Palace built in Italy in the 13th century, Honolulu Hale has an open-air courtyard at the center […]

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Bishop Street

Bishop Street in downtown Honolulu is the nexus of Hawaii’s business world including banking and other major financial activities. Honolulu is considered the financial center of the Pacific, and Bishop Street is the financial center of Hawaii. Downtown Oahu’s business district is centered on Bishop Street and Fort Street Mall and bounded by Vineyard Boulevard, […]

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State Capitol Building

The unique architecture of Hawaii’s State Capitol building features volcano-shaped Legislative chambers as well as a large open central court area and tall supporting columns. Reflecting pools surrounding the complex symbolizes the ocean around Hawaii. The open-air rotunda area is open to the public and allows a view into the Legislative chambers where you can […]

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Washington Place-The Governor’s Residence

Just across the street from Hawaii’s State Capitol building in downtown Honolulu is Washington Place, the former home of Queen Liliuokalani. Twelve of Hawaii’s governors also lived in the home. In 2001 a new 5,000-square-foot governor’s residence was constructed on the same land as Washington Place, which became a museum for visitors to learn more […]

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Aliiolani Hale

Aliiolani Hale—King Kamehameha V Judiciary History Center of Hawaii The historic Aliiolani Hale building was the first major Western-style structure built by the Hawaiian monarchy and is notable for its distinctive clock tower. Today the building houses the King Kamehameha V Judiciary History Center which features exhibits as well as multimedia presentations on landmark Hawaii […]

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Hanalei Bay

Surf and play on crescent-shaped Hanalei Bay – one of Hawaii’s most beautiful and best surfing beaches.

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Legend of Haleakala

There is a legend that tells the origin of Haleakala’s spectacular sunrise. The demi-god Maui and his mother, Hina, lived near Rainbow Falls in Hilo on the island of Hawaii. Hina would make kapa from the bark of the wauke and mamaki tree, and the strips would be dyed with magnificent designs to form cloth. […]

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Canoes Of Ancient Hawaii

Canoes Of Ancient Hawaii

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Dole Plantation

Dole Plantation – Where Pineapple Is Still King

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City of Refuge

City of Refuge

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Sweetheart Rock

Legend of Sweetheart Rock – Lanai

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King Kamehameha II

Liholiho – Kamehameha II

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The Hawaii SuperFerry

The Hawaii SuperFerry

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Don Ho

Don Ho – Waikiki’s Entertainment Legend

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Hawaiian Language

Native Tongue the Language of the Hawaiian Islands – A Hawaiian Glossary

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Hawaii Maritime Center, Oahu

The Hawaii Maritime Center – Tracing Hawaii’s Ocean History

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Big Island Volcanoes

Big Island Volcanoes

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Princess Kaiulani

Princess Kaiulani – Hawaii’s Would-Be Queen

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King David Kalakaua

King David Kalakaua

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Hawaii’s Monarchy

Hawaii’s Monarchy

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Dr. Elizabeth Lindsey

Elizabeth Lindsey

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Statehood in Hawaii

Statehood In Hawaii – Remembering 1959

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Captain Cook Monument

The Life of Captain Cook

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USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park

USS Bowfin Submarine Museum – Park – Pearl Harbor

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Queen Liliuokalani

Queen Liliuokalani – Hawaii’s Last Monarch

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Prince Kuhio

Prince Kuhio

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Pacific Tsunami Museum

Rising Against The Tide The Pacific Tsunami Museum In Hilo

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National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific

Punchbowl Cemetery

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Hawaiian Taro

Hawaiian Taro

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Kamehameha the Great

Kamehameha the Great United the Hawaiian Islands

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Kamehameha V

Kamehameha V

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Niihau

Niihau – The Forbidden Island

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Polynesian Cultural Center

Polynesian Cultural Center

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King Kamehameha Statue

Kamehameha Statue: Tribute To A King

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USS Battleship Missouri Memorial

USS Battleship Missouri Memorial – Pearl Harbor

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Queen Kaahumanu

Queen Kaahumanu

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Kamehameha IV

Alexander Liholiho – Kamehameha IV

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Hawaii Nature Center

Hawaii Nature Center – Hands-on Environmental Education

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Lanai Pineapple

Crowning Glory – Remembering – Pineapple Days On Lanai

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Garden of the Gods

Garden Of The Gods – A Mystery Awaits On Lanai

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Kawaiahao Church

Kawaiahao Church

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Charles Lindbergh

Charles Lindbergh on Maui

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King Kamehameha III

Kauikeaouli – The Reign of Kamehameha III

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King Lunalilo

The Reign of Hawaii’s King Lunalilo

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Waikiki, Oahu – The Playground of the Pacific

Waikiki – The Playground of the Pacific

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Merrie Monarch Festival

The Merrie Monarch Festival – A Whole Lotta Hula

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Lanai Petroglyphs

The Petroglyph Mystery – Voices From The Past

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Mission Houses Museum

Mission Houses Museum

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Hawaii Theatre Center

Hawaii Theatre Center – Pride of the Pacific

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Parker Ranch

Parker Ranch – Big Island of Hawaii

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Queen Emma

Queen Emma

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Sounds of Hula

Sounds of Hula

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Iolani Palace

Iolani Palace

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Hawaiian Sailing Canoes

New Horizons – Discovering The “Lands Of Rainbows”

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Historic Hulihee Palace

Hulihee Palace: Fit For Royalty

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The Falls of Clyde

The Falls of Clyde

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Kilauea Lighthouse

Kilauea Lighthouse

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Duke Kanahamoku – Hawaii’s Greatest Athlete

Duke Kanahamoku – Hawaii’s Greatest Athlete

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Heiau

Heiau – Ancient Hawaiian Temple

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The Ukulele

Easy to learn but difficult to master, the ukulele is perhaps Hawaii’s most popular musical instrument. From King Kalakaua and Waikiki beach boys to one of Hawaii’s hottest young recording artists, millions of music lovers over the past 125 years have learned to appreciate this four-stringed instrument. History The ukulele was introduced to Hawaii in […]

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Samoan Fire Dance

Tradition The Samoan fire knife dance is more than a popular spectacle that adds sizzle to a Hawaiian luau. It’s a tradition that has been passed from generation to generation, with each adding a new layer of style, boldness, and skill. Letuli Olo Misilagi was the first man to add fire to the traditional Samoan […]

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Christmas with Aloha

When traditional Christmas settings are mentioned, Hawaii might be the last place to come to mind. In the Aloha State, you won’t find thick blankets of snow (that is unless you head to the lofty summit of Mauna Kea on the Big Island) and you won’t experience Popsicle-like temperatures. Chestnuts roasting on an open fire? […]

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USS Arizona Memorial

USS Arizona Memorial – One of Hawaii’s Most Popular Attractions