Monuments/ Statues in Honolulu

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Monuments & Statues in Honolulu

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  • AdventureSheSaid
    Brisbane, Australia215 contributions
    Very well done and well organized! If you don't book your free ticket to the monument (at least 1 day prior to your visit, there are limited available), the lines can get pretty long - we didn't & our wait was 20mins. It seems like they alternated boat loads between ticket & non-ticket holders. The memorial is always very busy, if you're worried about COVID be sure to wear a mask.

    In addition to the memorial there were videos and exhibitions that just were brilliant, we ended up spending 1/2 a day here. You really get an insight & on-the-ground view of the attack from an array of perspectives & a look into the consequences that followed. Some parts were quite harrowing, be prepared for a few tears.

    BOOKING A TICKET - Every day at 7:00 am, a limited number of “next day” USS Arizona Memorial tickets are released, they can be booked on the government website for non-refundable $1.00 fee.

    A NOTE ABOUT STORAGE - You cannot bring your bag with you - only a purse, water bottle and phone, there is a storage facility - all day small bag storage was $6USD, we didn't mind but just be aware.

    BOOKING A TOUR? We did not as there were numerous exhibitions and a cinema viewing on a loop that was very comprehensive. Also all the guides & U.S. sailors are brilliantly knowledgeable & helpful. But this would be a personal choice.
    Written 3 October 2022
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  • sabrinak136
    New Orleans, LA661 contributions
    Visiting Hawaii is absolutely amazing! However, make sure to take some time to learn some history. I never learned any Hawaiian history as a student so I made sure to take an opportunity to learn more during my vacation. The statue of King Kamehameha should be a definite stop while visiting Hawaii. However, you will only have an opportunity to see the statue. Make sure to take time to read and expand your knowledge about how King Kamehameha united the Hawaiian Islands in 1810. Also, June 11th of each year is Kamehameha Day. The statue is located directly across from the Iolani Palace which should also be quite interesting to visit.
    Written 4 September 2022
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  • sabrinak136
    New Orleans, LA661 contributions
    I became interested in the life of Duke Kahanamoku after seeing his statue along Waikiki Beach last summer.  This year my son had a Surf’s Up Birthday party so I purchased a book about Duke for the guests to sign and for him to read.  Also, I thought it was important for him to also see his statue located on Waikiki Beach. Duke was not only an Olympian, actor, and a pioneer for surfing.  Duke Kahanamoku was an honorable man who possessed the beautiful spirit of Native Hawaiians.  Take a moment to not only stop and see the statue but take some time to learn about the man behind the statue. His story is quite amazing!!!
    Written 7 July 2022
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  • VMtravellers
    Stockton-on-Tees, UK587 contributions
    This is so worthwhile to take a few moments tp pay respects, to the ship that suffered the second highest number of casualties in the raid
    Written 25 July 2022
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  • ITRT
    Virginia37,937 contributions
    Remnants of the USS Utah can be seen off Ford Island. It sank and rolled over when it was hit with torpedoes at the beginning of the Pearl Harbor attack. Sixty-two crew members were killed, most of whom were trapped when the shipped rolled over. An attempt to salvage the wreck failed. Of note, the Utah service in the war was about 15 minutes. A memorial to the remains of the Utah is at Pearl Harbor. Although once a battleship, the Utah was not classified as a battleship during the Pearl Harbor attack. The ship’s contribution to the Pacific Fleet that it deflected torpedo hits at other US warships.
    Written 2 April 2022
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  • ITRT
    Virginia37,937 contributions
    The Mausoleum land is one of three places in Hawaii that are sovereign (the others being the Iolani Palace and Pu’ukohola Heiau. Because of this classification, the Hawaiian flag can officially fly without the American flag. When you walk onto the grounds, a sense of peace and calm envelops you. The mausoleum is the final resting place of Hawaiian royalty including King
    King Kamehameha II through King Kamehameha V, and Queen Liliuokalani, the last reigning monarch of the Hawaiian Kingdom. There are two crypts and a chapel on the grounds. It is about 1.5 miles from downtown Honolulu and worth a trip.
    Written 25 June 2022
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  • Handy S
    15 contributions
    Make sure you don't miss this beautiful statue of Queen Liliuokalani. Loved reading the history on this. She was beautifully adorned with a lot of leis.
    Written 18 September 2018
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  • happy4travel
    Northern California1,290 contributions
    Gracious staff, quite unexpectedly seen at the shopping areas. The bronze statue was beautiful. A nice reminder of a wonderful time in place. So unexpected! Please consider to keep this place in good service. Such a magnificent experience not to be missed.
    Written 7 January 2020
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  • LSUTraveller
    Denham Springs, LA1,751 contributions
    An incredible experience at this memorial. One to be sure to not miss when in town. Great historical visit - and an great opportunity to share it with the next generations.
    Written 31 March 2019
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  • Brian M
    Montrose, UK1,554 contributions
    This is on the pavement just above the beach. It is a beautiful bronze statue. Worth looking out for if you are strolling along the beach area.
    Written 19 May 2019
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  • Nostalgiyeah
    Bothell, WA1,855 contributions
    Waikiki Beach has an long esplanade which is always bustling with activity. The path includes a number of statues, and the one of Prince Jonah Kuhio is a prominent one. The Kuhio Beach alongside this statue is named after Prince Kuhio, who was a representative of the Territory of Hawaii in the US Congress. Interestingly, I did see people adorning the statue by placing leis as a mark of respect. It is a good addition to the Waikiki Beach.
    Written 6 January 2021
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  • Thomas V
    Oakland, CA13,869 contributions
    Gandhi is one of my heroes so I was pleased to find his statue here, although he has little to do with Honolulu. Good art.
    Written 19 June 2019
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  • bucketlisttravellers
    Sydney, Australia3,783 contributions
    Surfing is such a part of Hawaiian culture, do is fitting that they have this surfer statue overlooking the beach. It's good for a quick photo or a passing glance.
    Written 23 November 2019
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  • Thomas V
    Oakland, CA13,869 contributions
    There is a lovely park along the walk in Waikiki at the military installment and this is a suitable monument to fallen heroes,
    Written 18 June 2019
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  • WorldTravelers34
    Chicago, IL2,415 contributions
    The statue made by Native Hawaiian sculptor Sean Browne, stands near the Kalakaua Avenue and is worth a small visit during your stay in Honolulu. This bronze statue is a replica of the original honoring Kamehameha the Great. The original statue now stands at his birthplace in Kapa’au on the island of Hawaii.

    About King Kalakaua
    Hawaii's King David Kalakaua was born in 1836 and he ruled Hawaii from February 12, 1874 until his death on January 20, 1891. King Kalakaua and his wife Queen Kapiolani traveled extensively and they met personally with the leaders of many different countries during their reign.
    Written 8 April 2018
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