Sights & Attractions in Honolulu and Oahu

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Name Category Location
 
Bishop Museum
Founded in 1889 by Charles R. Bishop as a memorial to his wife...
Museums / Galleries Greater Honolulu and Diamond Head
 
Byodo-In Temple
Tucked away in the back of the Valley of the Temples cemetery...
Religious Sites Windward Oahu
 
Chinatown Cultural Plaza
This sprawling multistory shopping square surrounds a courtyard...
Squares Chinatown
 
Diamond Head State Monument and Park
Panoramas from this 760-foot extinct volcanic peak, once used...
Parks, Geological Sites Greater Honolulu and Diamond Head
 
Dole Plantation
Pineapple plantation days are nearly defunct in Hawaii, but you...
Educational Institutions, Farms Central Oahu
 
Haleiwa
Today Haleiwa is a fun mix of old and new, with charming general...
Towns North Shore Oahu
 
Honolulu Zoo
There are bigger and better zoos, but this one, though showing...
Zoos / Aquariums Waikiki
 
Iolani Palace
America's only royal residence was built in 1882 on the site...
Castles / Palaces Downtown Honolulu
 
Izumo Taisha Shrine
From Chinatown Cultural Plaza, cross a stone bridge to the Izumo...
Religious Sites Chinatown
 
Kaena Point State Recreation Area
The name means "the heat" and, indeed, this windy barren coast...
Parks North Shore Oahu
 
Kamehameha I Statue
Paying tribute to the Big Island chieftain who united all the...
Public Art (Mural / Sculpture / Statue) Downtown Honolulu
 
Kapiolani Bandstand
The Victorian-style Kapiolani Bandstand, which was originally...
Arts / Performance Venues Waikiki
 
Kawaiahao Church
Fancifully called Hawaii's Westminster Abbey, this historic house...
Religious Sites Downtown Honolulu
 
Kuan Yin Temple
A couple of blocks mauka (toward the mountains) from Chinatown...
Religious Sites Chinatown
 
Maunakea Marketplace
On the corner of Maunakea and Hotel streets is this busy plaza...
Markets / Bazaars Chinatown
 
Mokolii
As you drive the Windward and North shores along Kamehameha Highway...
Geological Sites Windward Oahu
 
Nuuanu Pali Lookout
This panoramic perch looks out to expansive views of Windward...
Viewpoints Windward Oahu
 
Oahu Market
In this market founded in 1904, you'll find a taste of old-style...
Markets / Bazaars Chinatown
 
Polynesian Cultural Center
Recreated individual villages showcase the lifestyles and traditions...
Museum Village, Museums / Galleries Windward Oahu
 
Queen Emma Summer Palace
Queen Emma, King Kamehameha IV's wife, used this stately white...
Houses / Mansions Greater Honolulu and Diamond Head
 
Spalding House
In the exclusive Makiki Heights neighborhood, just minutes from...
Museums / Galleries Greater Honolulu and Diamond Head
 
Waikiki Aquarium
This amazing little attraction harbors more than 3,500 organisms...
Zoos / Aquariums Waikiki
 
Waikiki Shell
Grab one of the 6,000 "grass seats" (i.e., lawn seating) for...
Arts / Performance Venues Waikiki
 
Waikiki War Memorial Natatorium
This Beaux-Arts-style, 1927 World War I monument, dedicated to...
Memorials / Monuments Waikiki
 
Waimea Valley Park
Waimea may get lots of press for the giant winter waves in the...
Nature Preserves, Parks North Shore Oahu
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