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USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park

Located within walking distance of the Arizona Memorial, the Bowfin Submarine Museum boasts a 10,000-square-foot interior featuring over 4,000 submarine-related artifacts, from recruiting posters to battle flags, and one-of-a-kind exhibits including a cutaway Poseidon missile with its inner workings on full display. Launched one year to the day after the events of December 7, 1941, […]

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Washington Place Foundation

For more than 160 years, Washington Place has remained at the center of social and political life in the Hawaiian Islands and since 1922, has served as official residence for the Governor of Hawaii.  In 1999, the Washington Place Foundation was founded with a key mission of encouraging interest in and providing support for the […]

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USS Missouri

The USS Missouri was launched on January 29, 1944 and is the last battleship ever built.  Located at Pearl Harbor, the Battleship welcomes visitors from around the world and is conveniently located less than three miles from the Honolulu International Airport and just eleven miles from Waikiki, the USS Missouri makes for a great day […]

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U.S. Army Museum of Hawaii

Located within Fort DeRussy Military Reservation, the biggest artifact of this museum is the building itself. The museum is housed in Battery Randolph a massive reinforced concrete emplacement with roofs as much as 12 feet thick. The battery was built around 1911 for two 14 inch guns that could fire projectiles as far as 14 […]

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U.S.S. Arizona Memorial

There is a reason the USS Arizona Memorial is the number one visitor destination in Hawaii.  Millions of people from all over the world come to this majestic setting to see for themselves where World War II began for the United States on December 7, 1941. Located in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, 3,000 […]

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Mission Houses Museum

The museum (which consists of three restored houses — two of which are the oldest houses in Hawaii) tells the story of cultural change in 19th-century Hawaii and details the daily life and work of the missionaries. On display are original artifacts such as clothing, furnishings, books and other household items belonging to the missionary […]

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Honolulu Museum of Art

Founded in 1927, the Honolulu Museum of Art is Hawaii’s largest private presenter of visual arts programs, with an internationally recognized collection of more than 50,000 works spanning 5,000 years.  In addition, film and concert programs, lectures, art classes and workshops make the museum the city’s cultural hub. Hours: 10:00 am – 4:30 pm (Tuesday […]

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Hawaii State Capitol

This is the official capitol building of the U.S. state of Hawaii.  The Hawaii State Legislature convenes here. The Governor of Hawaii and the Lieutenant Governor of Hawaii have their offices here, along with the Legislature. This building, opened in 1969, replaced the former statehouse – the Iolani Palace.  Given the current Capitol’s design, it’s […]

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Shangri-La

This is an Islamic-style mansion that was built by heiress Doris Duke near Diamond Head (near Honolulu). Overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Shangri La incorporates architectural features from the Islamic world and houses Duke’s extensive collection of Islamic art, which she assembled for nearly 60 years (mainly from Iran, Morocco, Turkey, Spain, Syria, Egypt and India). […]

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National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific

Located just north of downtown Honolulu in a long-extinct volcano called Punchbowl Crater, this is the resting-place for almost 53,000 veterans (and eligible family members). The memorial, placed on the National Register of Historic Places, stands in honor of the sacrifices and achievements of the American Armed Forces and commemorates the soldiers of 20th century […]