Fodor's Expert Review Waikiki Natatorium War Memorial

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Although closed to the public, this Beaux Arts–style, 1927 World War I monument, dedicated to the 101 Hawaiian servicemen who lost their lives in battle, stands proudly in Waikiki and is visible from the adjacent Sans Souci/Kaimana Beach. The 100-meter saltwater swimming pool, the training spot for Olympians Johnny Weissmuller and Buster Crabbe and the U.S. Army during World War II, has been closed for decades, as the pool needs repair. Plans to tear down the natatorium were put on hold thanks to efforts by a nonprofit group that continues fighting to save it. With both massive environmental and funding issues, though, the proposed refurbishment remains in flux. 

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2777 Kalakaua Ave.
Honolulu, Hawaii  96815, USA

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