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National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific

2177 Puowaina Dr, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96813-1729
+1 808-532-3720
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The resting place for more than 25,000 victims of three American Wars - World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War – this is truly the “Cemetery of Heroes.” Punchbowl was formed some 75,000 to 100,000 years ago during the Honolulu period of secondary volcanic activity. A crater resulted from the ejection of hot lava through cracks in the old coral reefs that, at the time, extended to the foot of the Koolau Mountain Range. Of special note is a monument honoring Hawaii-born astronaut Ellison Onizuka, who perished aboard the Challenger space shuttle in 1986. Also noteworthy are the Courts of the Missing, white stone tablets bearing the names of those missing in action from World War II.
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2177 Puowaina Dr, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96813-1729
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Reviewed 3 days ago

So much history here. Don't just drive thru this memorial that honors men and women who served in the United States Armed Forces, and gave their lives in doing so. Make sure you go thru the map galleries and the chapel at the top. The...More

Thank joanmaxine
Reviewed 3 days ago

The cemetery is beautiful and has stunning views. The trees are interesting and well worth the time to visit.

Thank Cliff N
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you are interested in the history of the 2nd World War then this is a must. You will need at least an hour and has a great view of the city.

Thank Tania G
Reviewed 6 days ago

We found out a lot about the history. A beautiful view from the top of the mountain. Tour guide was very knowledgeable.

Thank Dawn G
Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited the cemetery as part of a tour of Honolulu. They are quite a few interesting stories related to the cemetery and those are laid to rest in it.

Thank RumJourney
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A moving experience with a rich history of fallen veterans here in Hawaii. Beautiful statues adorn the place as well as a great monument

Thank vegasbob15
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a stop on our way to Pearl Harbor and I don't know if I'd have gone out of my way to see it, but in the end it was very moving. The memorial to those lost during World War II was worth the...More

Thank KatzandDog
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Only drove through on a guided tour but a fascinating place to visit. The Americans certainly know how to show respect to those that served.

Thank Bluebird1407
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this place on our way back from another more touristy activity. My husband wanted to see the stunning statue that's in the opening credits of Hawaii 5-0. We found the place to be very interesting and much more than just a photo op...More

Thank Hal93
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not much you can say about this military cemetery, 45,000 plus men and women lie here. A general sadness of the condition of mankind, but a pride as well. All are heroes here.

Thank eross16
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Peter W
11 May 2017|
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Response from Larry M | Reviewed this property |
I have seen tour busses there, personally I feel renting a car and driving up to the punch bowl (National Cemetery) on your own is a much better option. You get the feel of the land much better that way. Take as much time as... More
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joannie524
23 September 2016|
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Response from SoCalOregonian | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is open to the public. It is a National Cemetery.
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MycornerofTexas
31 July 2016|
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Response from Will G | Reviewed this property |
There are numerous flower shops that are right down the road in Chinatown that has beautiful flower arrangements. Safeway is also down the street at the corner of King and Pali. Nothing is sold on site.
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