Fodor's Expert Review Waikiki War Memorial Natatorium

Waikiki Memorial/Monument/Tomb

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. 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 are under study to tear down the natatorium, though a nonprofit group continues fighting to save the facility. The site is closed to visitors, but you can stop by and look at it from the outside.


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2777 Kalakaua Ave.
Honolulu, Hawaii  96815, USA



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