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Christina
Hamburg, Germany15 contributions
Nov 2022 • Solo
A newly created cultural center “SALT At Our Kaka’ako” has brought me here and of course “Hungry Ear records” and my stomach. Everything around is literally a mural painters paradise.
Written 25 November 2022
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ITRT
Virginia38,572 contributions
Apr 2022
If you are looking for something different to do between Honolulu and Waikiki, I would suggest a visit to the Kaka’ako neighborhood of Honolulu. Once littered with industrial warehouses, it is now an up-and-coming community. This neighborhood murals cover the walls of old and new buildings. The main road is Cooke Street. Other streets include Pohukaina, Ahuahi, Koula and Queen streets. You will enjoy the vivid colors and the artistic talents on display.
Written 7 April 2022
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Rick C
Södertälje, Sweden235 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
The murals, the micro breweries, the warehouses, the foodcourt at Salt. It gave us genuine insight to a local area that has very little to do with Waikiki and the beaches.
Take your time to visit the area.
Written 14 January 2022
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TravelPuggy
Vancouver, Canada1,477 contributions
Jan 2020
It's free. It's all accessible. It's a great way to educate children about expression of art. It's a fabulous way to look at and appreciate art in a different form and expression. It's such a comfortable way to appreciate arts. No ones has to worry about admission fees, hours, security check, "Do Not Touch" signature, etc. It's such a revamped neighborhood. It's a fantastic way to beautify an industrial neighborhood. All these wall art murals warmed up the neighborhood and draw people who otherwise would never go to this neighborhood.
Written 10 February 2020
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nsl115
Singapore, Singapore1,157 contributions
Dec 2019 • Friends
Good to walk around this trendy area with street art, Honolulu Brewery, small shops, a decent selection of eateries in Salt and more.
Street parking needs quarters but free parking for first hour in Salt so that’s the best place to park then can walk around.
Written 13 December 2019
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Ndbz37
Chicago, IL86 contributions
Dec 2019
Do not miss this area if your spending more than a day in Honolulu! It’s only 15 minutes by car from Waikiki, 5 minutes from King Kamehameha and Iolani Palace. I travel a lot and I try to find cool start art wherever I go and this is by far one of the best collections I’ve come across! There are just a ton of art pieces in about a 4 block radius in any direction from Mother Waldron neighborhood park. Just park near there and wander around. You won’t regret it!!
Written 30 November 2019
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vargasgirl1984
Brisbane, Australia148 contributions
Oct 2019
I really loved Kakaako and tbh would have loved to have stayed in the area but there isn’t much accomodation.

I love graffiti art so this place is obviously perfect for me. I had read reports of it being u safe but i didn’t feel at risk where I was there.

Great breweries in the area 👍🏻
Written 15 November 2019
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Llewellyn53
Melbourne, Australia4,203 contributions
Jun 2019 • Friends
We found the area by accident and we have taken visitors back many times. There are the coffee shops and there is a fishing tackle outlet and the Honolulu Beerworks but the best attraction is wandering around the area and seeing the murals on the sides of the buildings that transform blank walls into massive artworks. You can catch a bus get off at Ward St and wander around yourself between Ala Moana Blvd and Auahi Street between Cooke and Keawe as a starting point.
Written 8 July 2019
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2 T
Golconda, IL29 contributions
Dec 2018
We have visited Kaka'ako a few times taking visitors to view the artwork. We have also visited the breweries in the neighborhood. My favorite for their beer is Aloha Brewing where they have parking on the roof. The food was a bit too fancy for me, I prefer basic pub grub. Also in the neighborhood are Honolulu Brewing and Waikiki Brewing both of which have some good ales. All three have a variety of styles so a person should be able to find that they like.
Written 10 February 2019
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cholesteroldoc
Kansas City, MO231 contributions
Jan 2019 • Friends
A local took me here— he says this place is well known to Asian tourists (see many reviews below in Japanese!) but not so much to the Westerners. It’s a hidden gem.

Every year during the Pow! Wow! festival there are new ones being created-I cannot post the link here but you can search for it online.

I saw a sign saying “you are now entering the judgement free selfie zone” and it truly is a really fun place to take photos. Selfie sticks would be helpful!!! Or bring a photographer! Fun way to spend 60-90 minutes.
Written 19 January 2019
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