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National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific

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Address: 2177 Puowaina Dr, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96813-1729
Phone Number: +1 808-532-3720
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The resting place for more than 25,000 victims of three American Wars -...

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 volcanic activity. A crater resulted from the ejection of hot lava through cracks in the old coral reefs that, at the time, extended to the foot of the Koolau Mountain Range. Of special note is a monument honoring Hawaii-born astronaut Ellison Onizuka, who perished aboard the Challenger space shuttle in 1986. Also noteworthy are the Courts of the Missing, white stone tablets bearing the names of those missing in action from World War II.

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Peaceful, beautiful place of respect for those who have ensured our freedom

The punchbowl cemetery is a beautiful place to honor those who fought and died for our country. It's in an ancient volcanic crater, in the shape of a punchbowl, overlooking... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 August 2015
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2015

The punchbowl cemetery is a beautiful place to honor those who fought and died for our country. It's in an ancient volcanic crater, in the shape of a punchbowl, overlooking Honolulu. There is a great historical display on World War II and other Pacific conflicts of the 20th century. Educational and inspiring. Worth the short drive for a short stay... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2015

Breathtakingly beautiful. This is a solemn place. The beautiful grounds are the final resting spot for many men and women lost in the attack on Pearl Harbor. The giant trees' roots grown around the grave markers.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2015

Peaceful. We happened upon this and happy we were able to see this treasure. Liked that many folks were there paying respects to those departed and who served.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2015

Something every American shoukd visit (I am a Brit),it is tranquil, well kept and a fitting memorial to those who gave their lives.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2015

If you are interested in recent history, by history standards, this is worth the stop, amazing, quiet beauty to honor.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2015

We were on a tour bus and they are not allowed to stop so all we were unable to do more than look out the bus windows.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2015

While one might not think of a cemetery as a must see I believe anyone who has served or had family who had served appreciates the ultimate sacrifice that is paid during war. My namesake is buried here after losing his life on Okinawa during WWII. Take a moment to experience the tranquility and beautiful views and reflect on the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2015

The memorial sculptures were very interesting, but most of it is just cemetery. I think the bus drive-through gives you the best highlights.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2015

The nicest Cemetery I've seen, beautiful scenery and view of downtown Honolulu, view of the ocean surrounded by huge hotels.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2015

The view of Honolulu alone is worth the drive to this place but it is a beautiful reminder of the sacrifices made by military personnel. It is quiet and peaceful and the monuments to various military groups are impressive. You can walk about and explore the different memorials.

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