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Waikiki War Memorial Natatorium

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Address: Oahu, HI
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+1 808-254-1828

Honors 102 servicemen from Hawaii killed in World War I.

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Beatutiful façade

Too bad we can’t walk around the inside of the Natatorium which has a large Olympic sized, ocean water pool. This was a favorite place for locals to swim in. They had a 3-level... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 January 2017
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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

The Waikiki Natatorium War Memorial is a World War 1 war memorial on Waikiki beach in Honolulu, Hawaii, it was built in 1927. It's basically an ocean water public swimming pool. The natatorium was built as a living memorial dedicated to those who served during the great war. I was looking for something different, off of the hustle and bustle... More 

Thank Jeffery P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Too bad we can’t walk around the inside of the Natatorium which has a large Olympic sized, ocean water pool. This was a favorite place for locals to swim in. They had a 3-level diving/jumping platform. There are concrete bleachers for watching former events. Alas, as can be seen by the accompanying pictures the concrete walkways have deteriorated to a... More 

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Chandler, Arizona
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

I was truly sad to visit this memorial to the Great War. All that is left to see is a beautiful set of wrought iron gates and stonework in the Art Deco style. But the gates are chained and the concrete beyond is broken. I imagine that once this was a place of pride for Hawaii. I wish a historical... More 

Thank Joeysdoll
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

Great memorial but is in need of some repairs to maoe it really pop for tourists attention. But well worth stopping and spending some time!

Thank Jonathan S
Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

Currently closed to the public, this double-Olympic-size, 100 meter salt water pool is where Duke Kahanamoku swam and world records were broken. On Friday nights, a volunteer bagpiper plays Taps at sunset. Very moving tribute to the 10,000 Hawaii residents who served in WWI. It will be a spectacular venue once fully restored and the gates are reopened to the... More 

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

Any reviewer who would demand this be torn down may not be aware that this is a war memorial. The memory of those who gave their lives in the cause of WWI cannot be bulldozed. There are both moral and legal issues at work here. Restoration is the only honorable course. In addition, there is no beach without the War... More 

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Tucson, Arizona, USA
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

Do something, Hawaii! Allowing a war memorial to fall into this state of disrepair is embarassing and shameful. There is no excuse - something that was once magnificent is now an eyesore. Don't waste your time going here, you will only be disappointed.

Doncaster, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

Disappointed, nothing much to see here. It did look as though the place needed renovating. Plenty of parking.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2016

This would be a fun place to swim if it was in working order. The building has been restored and the bathrooms have showers. The water area is falling apart. It is a bit of a walk from the end of Waikiki, but a nice walk because the park is on one side and the ocean is on the other.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

A beautiful and touching experience that I recommend to everyone. These memorials are a tribute to our history and should be appreciated as such

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