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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
+1 808-532-3720
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Reviewed 17 December 2015

This reflects peace and respect for all those that rest here. While the grounds were being manicured, the noise was not distracting. It faded into the background. I was surprised to see a port-a-potty in the parking lot but perhaps it is necessary. I didn't...More

Thank Gina S
Reviewed 17 December 2015

We did a bus tour, so we drove through the cemetery. so glad we did, as it was simply beautiful and don't miss the pet cemetery just as you enter the cemetery.

Thank Sue A
Reviewed 17 December 2015

Beautiful and peaceful national memorial cemetery for the military who died during the wars. Definitely worth a trip.

Thank wander2
Reviewed 17 December 2015

This is definitely a required stop for history buffs. The architecture of the Memorial is beautiful. The grounds are immaculate and the stories behind a number of the sections of the cemetery are moving. One of the areas is dedicated to men of Japanese ancestry...More

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Reviewed 15 December 2015

We went at night during one of the luminary celebrations. It was cold but definitely beautiful. Some great photo ops especially around sunset

Thank ShawnG4
Reviewed 14 December 2015

Focussed on Pearl Harbour attack but also the fallen military in other parts of the world during WWII

Thank cloggie1954
Reviewed 14 December 2015

We only stayed for about 15-20 minutes but still worth the visit. Signage was not great but this is probably because it's not as popular as something like Arlington. The grounds were beautifully kept and it was clear to us that the USA respects its...More

Thank Louby76
Reviewed 14 December 2015 via mobile

This was the most beautiful cemetery I have ever been too. It's very emotional to see all of the named of the men that died for our country. Definitely a must see if you are in the area.

Thank AnnaT7187BQ
Reviewed 13 December 2015

This is an island of peace in the midst of the hustle and bustle of Honolulu. It is beautifully laid out and a wonderful resting place for those, including my father-in-law, who have served their country.

Thank Rodger P
Reviewed 12 December 2015 via mobile

This memorial honors the people who have served their country and lost their lives in doing so. It was helpful to understand the history and issues (we went the day after Dec 7, which is the date of the Pearl Harbour attack and service are...More

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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
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.
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.