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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 yesterday

We took a bus ride through the cemetery. At one time you could take a bus and then walk but now you cannot. You can walk the grounds but only if you walk into the cemetery. Unfortunately we did not have time for both but...More

Thank andersonsteven
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a large monument. We accessed via a bus tour which was cheap and easy but besides a glimpse of the memorial and some great trivia, it was not tge best way to see something so important.

Thank Vanessa B
Reviewed 6 days ago

This memorial cemetery is in a crater of a volcano, overlooking Honolulu. It the final resting place for many a veteran of the Pacific campaign of WWll & others. Manicured grounds, a well deserved resting place of honor. Read up on this memorial very interesting....More

Thank Howard W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were lucky enough to visit here a few days after the anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbour. Ut took a bus and a short walk for us to get there. All cemetery plots where the person had been at Pearl Garbour, had small...More

Thank freedom06
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my second visit to this National Cemetery, located within this ancient volcanic crater the Hawaiians called Puowaina, or "hill of sacrifice", as that is what used to occur here in earlier times. Later, King Kamehameha the great had cannon placed on the ridges....More

Thank maitaimike2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I visited the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific when visiting in Honolulu. I had been stationed at Pearl Harbor in the Navy during the Vietnam conflict. We visited the Cemetery then and felt something special while there. When we arrived in...More

Thank NewYorkCity13
Reviewed 1 week ago

We drow by national memorial cemetery. It has an excellent natural beauty which has been kept very clean and beautiful. People had placed Flowers, beers and many other things at Burial monuments. I had not seen this beautiful memorial cemetery anywhere.

Thank Indra G
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of those memorials where you could hear a pin drop. The grounds are very well laid out and the graves beautifully maintained with the utmost of respect. Well worth the time and no admission fee.

Thank Denise F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The cemetery is like none other.It is very beautiful and the memorials to the veterans are very well done and some time should be spent here reading the progression of each war

Thank LHPritchard
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is a story under each head marker that it may take a lifetime to tell. Each has a special part of American history. It was moving to see the school children, dressed in their school uniforms taking the tour and getting a hand-on history...More

Thank avidcitytraveler
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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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joannie524
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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