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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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We had been to Oahu on two other occasions, but had never head of this cemetery. We were encouraged to visit by a former Naval Officer and we were not disappointed. The grounds were immaculate and the history was very well documented in the displays....More

Thank jrood6
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Not a lot to do here, but it is a beautiful place of honor for World War II veterans and casualties. If you are not looking for it, you will not stumble across it. You will probably need a map or GPS to access.

Thank Len T R
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Reviewed 2 days ago

There's a courtyard here with a memorial wall of the missing who served in our Armed Forces. Very similar to the Viet-Nam Memorial Wall but dedicated to just the M.I.A.'s. My uncle was on the wall as he was lost at sea in WWII. Beautiful...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

A quiet peaceful resting place for those who had to go through the hell of war. If you are visiting for the first time, go to the left when you enter. There is parking and a walkway to an overlook that has great views of...More

Thank T R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must see for those who are interested in history. There were memorials for each country who lost servicemen.

Thank Janet K
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful cemetery with a lot of history. It is worth the stop if you have time to fit it in your trip.

Thank Helen W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This a place you go to remember ww2. See the guys that died defending us. That is a lot of things to see and will take you all day to see. Remember to bring water as its hot out.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

this is the place where so many people are buried all because of war it is a peaceful place with much to offer

Thank terry b
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a tour bus and learned so much about this place, it is truly a place to go look at and learn about. The tour guide who drove the bus told us everything, loved being here.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped by to pay my respect to those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our nation. This is a beautiful place to visit.

Thank WillEwest
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Peter W
11 May 2017|
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Response from shelly160460 | Reviewed this property |
guided tours are brill
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22 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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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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