Sights & Attractions in Honolulu and Oahu


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Sights Overview
Name Category Location
Aloha Tower Marketplace
In two stories of shops and kiosks you can find...
Marinas / Piers, Viewpoints, Stores / Malls Downtown Honolulu
Bishop Museum
Founded in 1889 by Charles R. Bishop as a...
Museums / Galleries Kalihi
Byodo-In Temple
Tucked away in the back of the Valley of the...
Religious Sites Windward Oahu
Chinatown Cultural Plaza
This sprawling multistory shopping square...
Squares Chinatown
Diamond Head State Monument and Park
Panoramas from this 760-foot extinct volcanic...
Parks, Geological Sites Diamond Head
Foster Botanical Gardens
Some of the trees in this botanical garden, open...
Gardens / Arboretums Chinatown
Today Haleiwa is a fun mix of old and new, with...
Towns North Shore Oahu
Hawaii State Art Museum
Hawaii was one of the first states in the...
Museums / Galleries Downtown Honolulu
Hawaii State Capitol
The capitol's architecture is richly symbolic:...
Government Buildings Downtown Honolulu
Hawaii State Library
This beautifully renovated main library was...
Libraries Downtown Honolulu
Hawaii Theatre
Opened in 1922, this theater earned rave reviews...
Arts / Performance Venues Chinatown
Hawaii's Plantation Village
Starting in the 1800s, immigrants seeking work on...
Museums / Galleries West (Leeward) Oahu
Hawaiian Chinese Multicultural Museum & Archives
Within the Maunakea Marketplace, the small...
Museums / Galleries Chinatown
Hawaiian Mission Houses
The determined Hawaii missionaries arrived in...
Museums / Galleries Downtown Honolulu
Honolulu Hale
This Mediterranean Renaissance–style building...
Government Buildings Downtown Honolulu
Honolulu Museum of Art
Originally built around the collection of a...
Museums / Galleries Downtown Honolulu
Honolulu Zoo
There are bigger and better zoos, but this one,...
Zoos / Aquariums Waikiki
Hoomaluhia Botanical Gardens
The name, which means "to make a place of peace...
Gardens / Arboretums Windward Oahu
Iolani Palace
America's only royal residence was built in...
Castles / Palaces Downtown Honolulu
Izumo Taisha Shrine
From Chinatown Cultural Plaza, cross a stone...
Religious Sites Chinatown
Kaena Point State Recreation Area
The name means "the heat" and, indeed, this windy...
Parks North Shore Oahu
Kakaako Waterfront Park
Rolling hills carpeted in lush green grass greet...
Parks Kakaako
Kamehameha I Statue
Paying tribute to the Big Island chieftain who...
Public Art (Mural / Sculpture / Statue) Downtown Honolulu
Kapiolani Bandstand
The Victorian-style Kapiolani Bandstand, which...
Arts / Performance Venues Waikiki
Kawaiahao Church
Fancifully called Hawaii's Westminster Abbey,...
Religious Sites Downtown Honolulu
Kualoa Ranch
Encompassing 4,000 acres, about 45 minutes by car...
Film / TV Studios, Farms Windward Oahu
Kuan Yin Temple
A couple of blocks mauka (toward the mountains)...
Religious Sites Chinatown
Lyon Arboretum
Tucked all the way back in Manoa Valley, this...
Gardens / Arboretums Manoa
Maunakea Marketplace
On the corner of Maunakea and Hotel streets is...
Markets / Bazaars Chinatown
Moanalua Gardens
This lovely park is a great place to bring a...
Gardens / Arboretums Salt Lake
As you drive the Windward and North shores along...
Geological Sites Windward Oahu
National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific
Nestled in the bowl of Puowaina, or Punchbowl...
Cemeteries Nuuanu
Nuuanu Avenue
Here on Chinatown's main mauka-makai drag and on...
Neighborhoods / Streets Chinatown
Nuuanu Pali Lookout
This panoramic perch looks out to expansive...
Viewpoints Windward Oahu
Oahu Market
In this market founded in 1904, you'll find a...
Markets / Bazaars Chinatown
Pokai Bay Beach Park
This gorgeous swimming and snorkeling beach is...
Beaches West (Leeward) Oahu
Polynesian Cultural Center
Recreated individual villages showcase the...
Museum Village, Museums / Galleries Windward Oahu
Puuomahuka Heiau
Worth a stop for its spectacular views from a...
Religious Sites, Viewpoints North Shore Oahu
Queen Emma Summer Palace
Queen Emma, King Kamehameha IV's wife, used this...
Houses / Mansions Nuuanu
Sea Life Park
Dolphins leap and spin and penguins frolic at...
Zoos / Aquariums Windward Oahu
Spalding House
In the exclusive Makiki Heights neighborhood,...
Museums / Galleries Makiki Heights
Tantalus and Round Top Scenic Drive
A few minutes and a world away from Waikiki and...
Scenic Drives Makiki Heights
Ulupo Heiau
Though they may look like piles of rocks to the...
Archaeological Sites Windward Oahu
Waikiki Aquarium
This amazing little attraction harbors more than...
Zoos / Aquariums Waikiki
This modest little seaside town flanked by...
Towns Windward Oahu
Waimea Valley Park
Waimea may get lots of press for the giant winter...
Nature Preserves, Parks North Shore Oahu
Washington Place
For many years the home of Hawaii's governors,...
Houses / Mansions Downtown Honolulu
Wet'n'Wild Hawaii
This 25-acre family attraction has waterslides,...
Amusement Parks West (Leeward) Oahu


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