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Honolulu, Hawaii Attractions

Unusual landmarks, museums, roadside attractions, and hidden wonders in Honolulu and the surrounding area.

Most tourists travel to Honolulu for the sea, the sylvan breezes, and the springlike weather. But even paradise can get boring, so we're grateful that O'ahu has its share of quirkiness as well, including statues of Elvis and Jack "Hawaii 5-O" Lord, a famous blowhole, and on the north side of the island, the huge Polynesian Cultural Center, with Tiki heads and hula dancers. Pearl Harbor is the hub for military and World War II landmarks and museums, but in a less violent competition can be appreciated at the grave of the inventor of baseball.

Polynesian Cultural Center

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  • Polynesian Cultural Center

    Polynesian Cultural Center

    Laie, Oahu, Hawaii

    Pacific island culture-mashup for tourists, plus a luau and fire knife dance.

  • Halona Blowhole

    Halona Blowhole

    Hanauma Bay, Oahu, Hawaii

    Hawaii's version of the Old Faithful geyser.

  • Elvis Aloha Statue

    Elvis Aloha Statue

    Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii

    Marks the spot where The King performed his Comeback Special and revived his career.

  • Sub Memorial - On Eternal Patrol

    Sub Memorial - On Eternal Patrol

    Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii

    Part of the USS Arizona memorial, a curving path with monuments pays tribute to submarines and their crews lost in World War II.

  • Burial Mound at the Zoo

    Burial Mound at the Zoo

    Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii

    A burial mound at the Honolulu Zoo holds about 200 human skeletons dug up during various construction projects.

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