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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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Kahana State Park

Ahupuaa O Kahana State Park is located between Laie and Kaneohe on Oahu’s windward side. The park is a traditional Hawaiian ahupuaa, which is a land division extending from the mountains to the sea and including everything needed for subsistence. Kahana Valley is one of only a few ahupuaa in the state that is owned […]

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James Campbell National Wildlife Refuge

This refuge near the northernmost point of Oahu was established in 1976 with the goal of providing habitat for Hawaiian waterbirds and migratory waterbirds as well as native plants that require a wetland habitat. Kahuku Point marks the end of the north shore and the beginning of Oahu’s windward coast. Just south of the point […]

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Koko Crater Botanical Garden

Set in a 60-acre basin within the landmark Koko Crater in eastern Oahu is a lovely botanical garden featuring a dryland collection of plants that is a model of xeriscape concepts supporting a drought-tolerant landscape in tune with the surrounding environment. Koko Head is known geologically as a tuff cone and forms the south-west side […]

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Kawainui Marsh and Ulupo Heiau

Kawainui Marsh is Hawaii’s largest remaining wetland encompassing 830 acres. Kawainui receives the waters from rains in the uplands of Maunawili Valley. A traditional fishpond in ancient times, Kawainui was planted with rice during the 1900s. Today Kawainui has been restored as a wetland that provides valuable habitat for Hawaii’s native waterbirds including the stilt […]

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Heeia State Park and Fishpond

Heeia State Park is located at Kealohi Point in Kaneohe Bay on Oahu’s windward side and provides scenic views of one of Hawaii’s largest fishponds as well as Heeia-Kea Harbor. Three of Oahu’s five remaining ancient fishponds are located on Kaneohe Bay. Heeia State Park serves as an outdoor classroom for community groups. The non-profit […]

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Hoomaluhia Botanical Garden

This 400-acre park above Kaneohe on Oahu’s windward side lives up to its name which means “Peaceful refuge.” Hoomaluhia is Oahu’s largest botanical garden. The plants are grouped to represent major tropical growing regions including Polynesia, Melanesia, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, and India, Africa and Tropical America. Plants at Hoomaluhia include palms and aroids, heliconias, native […]

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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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Wahiawa Botanical Garden

This 27-acre city park between the Waianae and Koolau Mountains in central Oahu features hiking trails and more than 60 types of old trees as well as a distinguished fern collection. The park is one of the Honolulu Botanical Gardens. Set on a plateau at an elevation of nearly 1,000 feet above sea level, the […]

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Senator Fong’s Plantation and Gardens

This lovely 700-acre tropical garden is a nature preserve and bird sanctuary that is family owned and set in a majestic location beneath the strikingly beautiful Koolau mountain range. Highlights Highlights of the Garden are 70 varieties of edible fruits and nuts as well as a palm garden with more than 80 types of palms, […]

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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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Kailua Beach Park

35 acre Kailua Beach Park is one of Oahu’s nicest beaches

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Sandy Beach Park

Sandy Beach is a popular beach that is about 1,200 feet long and is great for getting away from the hustle and bustle of Waikiki and laying out on the golden sands. A wide and expansive beach, Sandys is nice for swimming when the waves are very small, but most often there is a pounding […]

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Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve

This impressive crescent-shaped bay (Hanauma means “Curved Bay”) lined with lava rock ledges was formed by two sunken craters and is renowned for its myriad tropical fish. As one of Hawaii’s most popular visitor destinations, Hanauma Bay draws more than one million people each year. The sandy beach at Hanauma is nice for relaxing, but […]

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Kahanamoku Beach

Directly in front of the Hilton Hawaiian Village Hotel at the western end of Waikiki, Kahanamoku Beach features a breakwater and pier with coral running between them. This provides a nice swimming area that is relatively safe for kids. The pier at Kahanamoku Beach is used to provide water taxi service for submarine cruises and […]

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USS Battleship Missouri Memorial

USS Battleship Missouri Memorial – Pearl Harbor

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Dolphin Quest Hawaii

Swim with Dolphins on Oahu and the Big Island

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Hanauma Bay

Snorkel Hanauma Bay – Oahu’s Marine Life Conservation Park

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Kawaiahao Church

Kawaiahao Church

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Halona Blowhole

Halona Blowhole

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Hawaii Theatre Center

Hawaii Theatre Center – Pride of the Pacific

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Sea Life Park

Sea Worthy – Exploring Sea Life Park – Oahu

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Mission Houses Museum

Mission Houses Museum

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The Falls of Clyde

The Falls of Clyde

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Historic Aloha Tower, Oahu

Historic Aloha Tower

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Waimea Valley

Back To Nature – Waimea Valley

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Hiking Diamond Head

Hiking Diamond Head – Stairway To Heaven

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Iolani Palace

Iolani Palace

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Bishop Museum

Bishop Museum – Celebrating Hawaii’s History

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Hawaii State Art Museum

Hawaii State Art Museum

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Dole Plantation

Dole Plantation – Where Pineapple Is Still King

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Oahu Shopping

Oahu Shopping Adventures

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Don Ho

Don Ho – Waikiki’s Entertainment Legend

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Alii Kai Catamaran Dinner Cruise

World’s Largest Polynesian Catamaran

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Honolulu Zoo

WAIKIKI’S WILD KINGDOM: THE HONOLULU ZOO

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Honolulu Academy of Arts

For Arts Sake – Honolulu Academy Of Arts

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Magic of Polynesia

Magic of Polynesia

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Hawaii Maritime Center, Oahu

The Hawaii Maritime Center – Tracing Hawaii’s Ocean History

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Hawaii Island Hopping

Going Island Hopping

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Polynesian Cultural Center

Polynesian Cultural Center

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Chinatown, Honolulu

A Walk Through Chinatown Honolulu

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Nuuanu Pali State Park

The Pali Lookout

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National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific

Punchbowl Cemetery

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Waikiki, Oahu Nightlife

Oahu Nightlife – Dinner Shows & Nightclubs in Waikiki

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Getting Married on Oahu

Getting married on Oahu

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Exploring Downtown Honolulu

Exploring Downtown Honolulu on a 2.3 mile self guided walk

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Foster Botanical Garden

The Natural Wonders Of Foster Botanical Garden

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Oahu Swap Meets

Oahu Swap Meets

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Honolulu Theatre

Honolulu On Stage

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Waikiki Aquarium

Waikiki Aquarium

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Rainbow Basketball Classic

Many Classic Moments

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King Kamehameha Statue

Kamehameha Statue: Tribute To A King

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Waikiki Trolley

Waikiki Trolley

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Aloha Festivals

Aloha Festivals – Hawaii’s Biggest Party

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USS Arizona Memorial

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