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'Iolani Palace

'Iolani Palace
Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, 96813
The 'Iolani Palace was the royal residence of the rulers of the Kingdom of Hawaii from 1845 to 1893. After the monarchy was overthrown in 1893, the building was used as the capitol building until 1969.

Ala Moana Center

Ala Moana Center
Honolulu, Hawaii, 96814
Ala Moana Center is the largest shopping mall in Hawaii and is currently the largest open-air shopping center in the world. There are more than 290 shops and restaurants. The center is visited by over 56 million people a year.

Aloha Tower

Aloha Tower
Honolulu, Hawaii, 96813
Opened on September 11, 1926, the Aloha Tower is a guiding beacon welcoming vessels to the City of Honolulu. The tower is 10 stories tall (184 feet (56 m)) topped with a 40 feet (12 m) tall flag mast.

Byodo-In Temple

Byodo-In Temple
Kaneohe, Hawaii, 96744
The Byodo-In Temple is a non-denominational temple located on the island of O'ahu in Hawai'i at the Valley of the Temples. It was dedicated in August 1968 to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the first Japanese immigrants to Hawaii.

Diamond Head

Diamond Head
Honolulu, Hawaii
Diamond Head is the name of a volcanic tuff cone on the Hawaiian island of Oʻahu and known to Hawaiians as Lēʻahi.

Dole Plantation

Dole Plantation
North Shore, Hawaii, 96786
The tourist attraction known as the Dole Plantation was established in 1950 as a small fruit stand in the middle of Dole's original pineapple fields. In 1989, the fruit stand was transformed into a plantation home.

Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park

Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park
Hawaii County, Hawaii, 96718
Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park, established in 1916, is a United States National Park on the island of Hawaii. It encompasses two active volcanoes: Kīlauea, one of the world's most active volcanoes, and Mauna Loa, the world's most massive subaerial

Hawai'i State Museum of Natural and Cultural History

Hawai'i State Museum of Natural and Cultural History
Honolulu, Hawaii, 96817
The Hawai'i State Museum of Natural and Cultural History, is a museum of history and science. It is the largest museum in Hawai'i and has the world's largest collection of Polynesian cultural artifacts and natural history specimens.

Hawaii State Capitol

Hawaii State Capitol
Honolulu, Hawaii, 96813
The Hawaii State Capitol opened on March 15, 1969 and replaced the former statehouse, 'Iolani Palace. It is an American adaptation of the Bauhaus style called Hawaiian international architecture.

Honolulu Museum of Art

Honolulu Museum of Art
Honolulu, Hawaii, 96814
The Honolulu Museum of Art (formerly the Honolulu Academy of Arts) is the largest of its kind in the state, and was founded in 1922 by Anna Rice Cooke.

Honolulu Zoo

Honolulu Zoo
Honolulu, Hawaii, 96815
The Honolulu Zoo is a 42-acre (17 ha) zoo located in Queen Kapiʻolani Park in Honolulu, Hawai'i. The Honolulu Zoo now features over 1,230 animals in specially designed habitats.

Kilauea

Kilauea
Hawaii
Kīlauea is a currently active shield volcano in the Hawaiian Islands, and the most active of the five volcanoes that together form the island of Hawaii.

Lanikai Beach

Lanikai Beach
Kailua, Hawaii, 96734
Lanikai Beach is located in Lanikai, a community in the town of Kailua and on the windward coast of Oahu, Hawaii. The name Lanikai means "heavenly sea." This small 1/2 mile strip of beach is consistently ranked among the best beaches in the world.

Pacific Aviation Museum, Pearl Harbor

Pacific Aviation Museum, Pearl Harbor
Honolulu, Hawaii, 96818
Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor is a non-profit founded in 1999 to develop an aviation museum in Hawaii. The museum hosts a variety of aviation exhibits with a majority relating directly to the attack on Pearl Harbor and World War II.

Pearl Harbor

Pearl Harbor
Hawaii, 96706
Pearl Harbor is a lagoon harbor on the island of Oahu, west of Honolulu. Much of the harbor and surrounding lands is a United States Navy deep-water naval base. It is famous for the December 7, 1941 attack by the Japanese which pushed the U.S. into WWII.

Polynesian Cultural Center

Polynesian Cultural Center
Laie, Honolulu County, Hawaii, 96762
The Polynesian Cultural Center was opened in 1963 as a way to provide employment and scholarships for students at BYU-Hawaii and to preserve the cultures of Polynesia. The PCC is one of the most frequently visited tourist destinations in Hawaii.

Tripler Army Medical Center

Tripler Army Medical Center
Honolulu, Hawaii
Located on the slopes of Moanalua Ridge overlooking the Honolulu neighborhoods of Moanalua and Salt Lake, Tripler Army Medical Center's massive coral pink structure can be seen from any point in the Honolulu District.

U.S.S. Arizona Memorial

U.S.S. Arizona Memorial
Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
The memorial, dedicated in 1962, spans the sunken hull of the battleship Arizona without touching it. The Navy stipulated that the memorial be in the form of a bridge floating above the ship and accommodate 200 people.

USS Missouri (BB-63)

USS Missouri (BB-63)
Honolulu, Hawaii, 96818
USS Missouri (BB-63) ("Mighty Mo" or "Big Mo") is a United States Navy Iowa-class battleship and was the third ship of the U.S. Navy to be named after of the U.S. state of Missouri. Missouri was ordered in 1940 and commissioned in June 1944.

W. M. Keck Observatory

W. M. Keck Observatory
Kamuela, Hawaii County, Hawaii, 96720
The W. M. Keck Observatory is a two-telescope astronomical observatory at an elevation of 4,145 meters (13,600 ft) near the summit of Mauna Kea. They are considered the two most scientifically productive telescopes on Earth.

Waikiki Aquarium

Waikiki Aquarium
Honolulu, Hawaii, 96815
The Waikiki Aquarium is an aquarium in Honolulu, Hawaii. Founded in 1904, it is the second oldest public aquarium in the United States. Since 1919, the Waikiki Aquarium has been an institution of the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Waimea Canyon

Waimea Canyon
Waimea, Hawaii, 96796
Waimea Canyon, also known as the Grand Canyon of the Pacific, is a large canyon, approximately ten miles (16 km) long and up to 3,000 feet (900 m) deep, located on the western side of Kauaʻi in the Hawaiian Islands of the United States.

Wet'n'Wild Hawaii

Wet'n'Wild Hawaii
Kapolei, Hawaii, 96707
Wet'n'Wild Hawaii is currently the only water park in the state of Hawaii. It is one of seven water parks operating under the Wet'n'Wild brand globally.

Hawaii

Hawaii State Flag
Postal Code: HI
Capital City: Honolulu
Became a State: August 21, 1959
Population: 1,431,603*
Area: 10,931.72 miles2 (28,313.18 km2)

* 2015 est. U.S. Census Bureau
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Top 10 Most Popular Hawaii Landmarks

  1. Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park
  2. 'Iolani Palace
  3. Aloha Tower
  4. Diamond Head
  5. Pearl Harbor
  6. Ala Moana Center
  7. Dole Plantation
  8. U.S.S. Arizona Memorial
  9. Hawaii State Capitol
  10. Tripler Army Medical Center

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