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National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific

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The resting place for more than 25,000 victims of three American Wars - World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War – this is truly the “Cemetery of Heroes.” Punchbowl was formed some 75,000 to 100,000 years ago during the Honolulu period of secondary...more
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2177 Puowaina Dr, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96813-1729
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It’s a great place to visit . Very beautiful area,they have a pet cemetery as well. I would recommend anyone visit👍🏽

Thank grallen9
Reviewed 2 days ago

Spectacular, wonderfully attended, a meditative spot minutes from the Honolulu downtown bustle. Provides a commanding view of the city.

Thank johnfjohnston
Reviewed 4 days ago

We did a Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour and this was one of the many stops. We didn't stop here for long but we did drive into the Cemetery. I have been to several Military Cemetery's before and this one was no exception, clean...More

Thank bandit153
Reviewed 6 days ago

This was a very solemn, reverent place. We learned a lot about the war in the pacific, and it was sobering to realize what they endured. Thanks for the mural/mosiac history of World War II, as well as the Korean and Vietnam wars. It was...More

Thank nontravelerUtah
Reviewed 6 days ago

There are lots of reasons to visit this beautiful cemetery, even if you are not interested in military cemeteries for their own sake. It is very beautiful, with spectacular trees lining the drive, and the beautiful statue was featured in the original theme song on...More

Thank luv2snkl
Reviewed 1 week ago

A lot of care and thought went into this cemetery & its beauty lies in the serene peacefulness of it. The monument at the top of the cemetery is stunning & is a fitting tribute to the men who died in the Pearl Harbour attack....More

Thank Melvina67
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was amazing. A very beautiful place and well kept. We took this in as part of another tour, so we weren't allowed to be out on the grounds themselves. The trees lining the main grounds are beautifully done. Worth the trip sort of...More

Thank Jan K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our heroes who fought and died for the many freedoms we have today command our quiet, reflective respect whenever we visit Puowaina. Whether you are visiting friends or family, or just wandering the site, you are calmed by the sacrifices of so many Americans.

Thank bf96819
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Placed dad's ashes at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. He was a WW II veteran so it seems appropriate to be his final resting place. Arrangements were easy to complete and the service was nice.

Thank Steven S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As a 20 year Veteran of the U.S. Navy, I am always moved when I visit the Punchbowl. I read the murals depicting the various campaigns and conflicts and am humbled by, and grateful for, my predecessor brothers and sisters in arms. As I walk...More

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Peter W
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Response from shelly160460 | Reviewed this property |
guided tours are brill
September 22, 2016|
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Response from SoCalOregonian | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is open to the public. It is a National Cemetery.
July 30, 2016|
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There are numerous flower shops that are right down the road in Chinatown that has beautiful flower arrangements. Safeway is also down the street at the corner of King and Pali. Nothing is sold on site.