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pearl harbor
Pearl Harbor The Pearl Harbor Naval memorials include the USS Arizona, the Battleship Missouri Memorial, the USS Bowfin Museum & Park, the USS Oklahoma Memorial, and the Pacific Aviation Museum. One of the most powerful parts of any trip to Oahu, many visitors are overcome with emotion by visiting such a historic place that serves as both a tribute to those serving in the protection of their country, and a memorial to those who have sacrificed their lives in its defense.
Arizona Memorial
USS Arizona Memorial Perhaps the most famous of the Naval memorials, the USS Arizona Memorial commemorates the destruction of the battleship USS Arizona, part of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 that led President Franklin Delano Roosevelt to declare war on Japan and marked the entrance of The Unite States in the Second World War. The USS Arizona Memorial experience begins with a twenty-three minute video describing the attack on Pearl Harbor, and then a ferry-ride to the actual Memorial that stands above the sunken battleship.
lucoral museum coral jewelry
Lucoral Museum A hidden gem in Waikiki, the Lucoral Museum offers a unique experience for visitors interested in pearls and other rare stones. Stop by on Tuesdays and Thursdays for their jewelry making class and to explore Hawaii's precious minerals.
park and lawn
Fort DeRussy Once consisting of coastal defense fortifications, this beautiful area is now mostly a landscaped park expanse that is open to the public. The U.S. Army Museum of Hawaii is housed inside Battery Randolph, one of the decommissioned fortified coastal defenses.
surfboards
Haleiwa Surf Museum “Hanging Ten” in the North Shore Marketplace, the Haleiwa Surf Museum is dedicated to the pastime of surfing, its history and its impact on world culture. Officially named the North Shore Surf and Cultural Museum, this charming shrine to surfing and surfing culture is curated by a lively storyteller named Hurricane Bob. Check out the collection of surfboards, surfing records, collectible bottles, photos, videos and posters.
gold statue
King Kamehameha Statue Honoring the monarch who first unified the Hawaiian Islands under a single ruling family, the Statue of King Kamehameha is a gigantic gold-leaf state of King Kamehameha the Great. If you are on the island of Oahu on June 11th, stop by the statue to see a celebration of King Kamehameha Day. In a stunning ceremony, the statues are adored with fresh lei garlands and traditional hula demonstrations are performed at the Honolulu City Capitol Building.
Iolani Palace
Iolani Palace Located in downtown Honolulu, the Iolani Palace stands as a monument to the monarchy that had ruled Hawaii until its annexation by the United States government in 1893. Tours travel through the throne room, reception areas and dining rooms, as well as the private living quarters of the royal family. Beautiful examples of furniture restored or returned to the residence display the amazing opulence of these monarchs. Precious jewelry including the golden and jeweled crowns of the King and Queen are also on display.
flowers and museum
Bishop Museum Bishop Museum, founded in 1889 in honor of Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop is the largest museum in the state. It houses an extensive collection of Hawaiian artifacts and royal family heirlooms of the Princess, and also includes millions of artifacts, documents and photographs about Hawaii and other Pacific island cultures. Check out the state-of-the-art planetarium and various programs for children.
Honolulu Museum of art
Honolulu Museum of Art Formerly the Honolulu Academy of Art, founded in 1922, this museum is packed with beautiful art from around the world. It presents international caliber special exhibitions and features a collection that includes Hokusai, van Gogh, Gauguin, Monet, Picasso and Warhol, as well as traditional Asian and Hawaiian art. Visit the museum, and its cafe, in the heart of Honolulu.
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Hawaii State Art Museum Located on the second floor of the No. 1 Capitol District Building, the Hawaii State Art Museum features four galleries dedicated to the arts and culture of the Hawaiian people. The museum’s inaugural exhibit, “Where We Live” showcases Hawaii’s art and cultural traditions, including a gallery of artwork dedicated to the unique environment and striking landscapes found in Hawaii.