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“Beautiful Venue. Worth the stop”

National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific
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USD 160.00*
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Ranked #8 of 322 things to do in Honolulu
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Owner description: 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.
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Beautiful Venue. Worth the stop”
Reviewed 24 February 2012

This is beautiful piece of history and the monuments describing the battles and men buried here are incredible. If you have the time on your vacation, take the opportunity to visit, pay your respects and honor the fallen.

Visited January 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“recommend”
Reviewed 24 February 2012

we went with the tour, with a tour group you can't get off the bus but if you take a car your self you can get out and walk around, it dosn't matter which you can see everything anyway

Visited February 2012
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Moscow ID
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Complete Exp[erience!”
Reviewed 22 February 2012

This culminated the WWII experience. Would not have been complete without this visit.

Visited January 2012
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Chesterfield, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“a little research before you go”
Reviewed 22 February 2012

You need to drive here... the tour buses are not allowed to stop. If you've read a bit online about "Punch Bowl Cemetary," get out of the car and walk. Look at the young Americans who are at final rest here. The dates, the wars, and the number of unknowns... At the small visitor's center, one can look up individuals and locate their plots. Flower leis can be purchased reasonably (3-4 dollars often) in the Chinatown area. Pick some up and honor a fallen hero.

Visited January 2012
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“Beautiful!”
Reviewed 21 February 2012

Take the time to go. This is a beautiful tribute to our military.

Visited February 2012
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