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Pokai Bay Beach Park
~0.68 miles from Waianae city center
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Hawaiiain for "Night of the Supreme One", this beach is named after the legendary Hawaiian chief, Poka'i, who reportedly brought the first coconut palm tree to Hawaii. This West Shore beach area is well protected even during the winter months when other areas are experiencing high surf. As with all west coast beaches, it has a gently sloping coral reef making it great for swimming year round. The beach area is sandy with shady areas nearby.Services and AmenitiesLifeguardsSand and Reef AreaPicnic AreasBBQ GrillsRestroomsShowersPhonesGrassy and shady areasCautions:Always monitor ocean conditions closely. Watch for boat and canoe traffic in the immediate vicinity. Obey all postings and warnings.
|#2 of 30 Things To Do in Waianae|
Downtown Makaha (Neighborhood)
~1.67 miles from Waianae city center
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|#3 of 30 Things To Do in Waianae|
Oahu Island HI
~8.90 miles from Waianae city center
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Schofield Barracks is a United States Army installation and census-designated place (CDP) located in the City and County of Honolulu and in the Wahiawa District of the island of Oahu, Hawaii United States. Schofield Barracks lies adjacent to the town of Wahiawa, separated from most of it by Lake Wilson (also known as Wahiawa Reservoir). Schofield Barracks is named after Lieutenant General John McAllister Schofield. He was sent to Hawaii in 1872 and recommended the establishment of a naval base at Pearl Harbor.Schofield Barracks occupies some 17,725 acres (72 km2) on Central O?ahu. The base was established in 1908 to provide mobile defense of Pearl Harbor and the entire island. It has been the home of the 25th Infantry Division, known as the Tropic Lightning Division, since 1941 as well a...
|#4 of 30 Things To Do in Waianae|
Mokuleia Beach Park
Oahu Island HI
~9.15 miles from Waianae city center
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There is a reason why the producers of the TV show Lost chose this beach for their set. On the remote northwest point of the island, it is about 10 mi from the closest store or public restroom; you could spend a day here and not see another living soul. And that is precisely its beauty—all the joy of being stranded on a desert island without the trauma of the plane crash. The beach is wide and white, the waters bright blue (but a little choppy) and full of sea turtles and other marine life. Mokuleia is a great secret find, just remember to pack supplies and use caution, as there are no lifeguards. Also a great place for flying kites.
|#5 of 30 Things To Do in Waianae|
~9.37 miles from Waianae city center
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|#6 of 30 Things To Do in Waianae|
Wheeler Army Airfield
Oahu Island HI
~9.85 miles from Waianae city center
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Wheeler Army Airfield is a United States Army post located in Honolulu on the Island of O'ahu, Hawaii. It is a National Historic Landmark. This former Air Force base is comprised of approximately 1,389 acres of land adjacent to Schofield Barracks. Wheeler AAF is home to a variety of Department of Defense activities including the Defense Communications Agency, the Air Force’s 6010th Aerospace Defense Group, the Hawaii Army National Guard’s Aviation Support Facility, and the 25th Infantry Division (Light) Aviation Brigade.Wheeler Army Airfield (IATA: HHI, ICAO: PHHI, FAA LID: HHI), also known as Wheeler Field and formerly as Wheeler Air Force Base, is a United States Army post located in the City & County of Honolulu and in the Wahiawa District of the Island of O'ahu, Hawaii. It is a Nat...
|#7 of 30 Things To Do in Waianae|
~10.69 miles from Waianae city center
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Other than the continued success of the Dole Food Company in the twenty-first century, the memory of James Dole continues through such institutions as the Dole Plantation and the Dole Cannery in Honolulu. The tourist attraction known as the Dole Plantation was established in 1950 as a mere fruit stand in the middle of Dole's original pineapple fields. In 1989, the fruit stand was transformed into a plantation home mounted on what looks like a hill of red dirt, characteristic of Wahiawa. The plantation home became a living museum and historical archive of the life and work of the industrialist. The Plantation also features the world's largest maze, grown entirely out of native Hawaiian plants.In 1991, the original Dole Cannery closed its operations and was transformed into a multi-purpose...
|#8 of 30 Things To Do in Waianae|
Waimea (Oahu) HI
~12.94 miles from Waianae city center
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This palm grove lies behind the beach along the paths that run behind Pua'ena Pt. near the parking lot for Hale'iwa Beach Park.
|#9 of 30 Things To Do in Waianae|
Waimea Bay Beach Park
~15.16 miles from Waianae city center
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Waimea Bay Beach Park is home of the largest, dangerous, most spectacular, ridable surf in the world. It is located on the North Shore of O‘ahu in the Hawaiian Islands at the mouth of the Waimea River.When someone hears the name "Waimea", chances are that images of 20-foot waves and daredevil surf monsters come to mind. That stereotype is correct. This beach is ranked among the top ten big-wave surf spots in the world, and when the waves are high, hardcore surfers come from the far corners of the globe to test their mettle. Novices are discouraged from swimming in the wintertime, which is the big-wave season at this beach. During the summer it is usually safe to take a dip, but make sure to consult the lifeguard first.
|#10 of 30 Things To Do in Waianae|
Waimea National Audubon Society
Waimea (Oahu) HI
~15.33 miles from Waianae city center
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Waimea Valley is an area of historic cultural significance on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii. The valley, being an important place in Hawaiian religion, includes several historical structures including stone terraces and walls constructed during the time of the Hawaiian monarchy. Much of the garden floor was once cultivated for taro, sweet potato, and bananas, with new crops and orchards introduced by Europeans after their arrival.Formerly known as the Waimea Valley Audubon Center and the Waimea Arboretum and Botanical Garden, the Waimea Valley is a historical nature park including botanical gardens. It is located at 59-864 Kamehameha Highway, Haleiwa, Oahu, Hawaii and is open daily except for Christmas and New Year's Day; an admission fee is charged.
|#11 of 30 Things To Do in Waianae|
USS Missouri Memorial
Oahu Island HI
~15.98 miles from Waianae city center
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The standard group tour of the USS Missouri takes about an hour. It is a guided tour. After the tour is over, you can wander around the ship, although only about 5% of the interior of the ship is open to the standard tour customers. The crew's quarters, admiral's quarters, captain's quarters, radio rooms, machinery spaces, galley, and most other interior spaces including restrooms are closed and off limits. You can see into the bridge (where you steer the ship) but it is roped off. You cannot go into the gun turrets, either the 5 inch ones or the 16 inch ones. The ship was updated in the 1980's and it is not in WWII configuration. There are no anti-aircraft guns, for example, and no aircraft, and there are many other changes. It also has been outfitted with more modern weapons, in...
|#12 of 30 Things To Do in Waianae|
Pupukea Beach Park
Sunset Beach HI
~16.63 miles from Waianae city center
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Pupukea, which means “white shell” in the Hawaiian language, is a long and narrow stretch of beach with a rocky shoreline. On each end of the park lie two small pocket beaches within the rocks – Shark’s Cove and Three Tables. Both are very popular and fantastic dive and snorkeling sites, but mainly in the summer months when the surf is low. In the winter when the surf is up and dangerous, swimming, snorkeling and diving is often times not possible or recommended.Shark’s Cove got its name from a popular story that says that the outline of a reef outside the cove looks like a shark when seen from above. In the summer months, Shark’s Cove is a prime snorkeling spot and even though the access to the water makes you wish you were a mountain goat, it is well frequented, but never too crowded. ...
|#13 of 30 Things To Do in Waianae|
USS Arizona Memorial
Foster Village HI
~16.74 miles from Waianae city center
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The USS Arizona Memorial, located at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, Hawaii, marks the resting place of 1,102 of the 1,177 sailors killed on the USS Arizona during the Attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 by Japanese imperial forces and commemorates the events of that day. The attack on Pearl Harbor and the island of O?ahu was the action that led to United States involvement in World War II.The memorial, dedicated in 1962 and visited by more than one million people annually, spans the sunken hull of the battleship without touching it. Historical information about the attack, boat access to the memorial, and general visitor services are available at the associated USS Arizona Memorial Visitor Center, opened in 1980 and operated by the National Park Service. The sunken remains of the battl...
|#14 of 30 Things To Do in Waianae|
Banzai Pipeline Surfing Area
Makakilo City HI
~16.89 miles from Waianae city center
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|#15 of 30 Things To Do in Waianae|
Aloha Stadium - NFL pro bowl
99-500 Salt Lake Blvd Honolulu HI - 808-486-9555
~17.04 miles from Waianae city center
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Aloha Stadium is the largest and most versatile multi-purpose facility of its kind in Hawaii. The 50,000-seat facility officially opened on September 12, 1975.It's also Hawaii's biggest outdoor swap meet with unbelievable bargains from hundreds of vendors selling an enormous range of items.
|#16 of 30 Things To Do in Waianae|
~17.29 miles from Waianae city center
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Pearl Harbor, or Pu'uloa, is a lagoon harbor on the island of O?ahu, Hawai?i, west of Honolulu. Much of the harbor and surrounding lands is a United States Navy deep-water naval base. It is also the headquarters of the U.S. Pacific Fleet. The attack on Pearl Harbor by the Empire of Japan on December 7, 1941, brought the United States into World War II.
|#17 of 30 Things To Do in Waianae|
Sunset Beach Surfing Area
Makakilo City HI
~17.50 miles from Waianae city center
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The North Shore is the true model for Oahu's rugged and pristine natural allure. It's the prime Oahu surfing area, presenting the ultimate surfing conditions in the winter months, attracting thousands annually for world class surfing competitions. Banzai Pipeline, Sunset Beach and Waimea Bay are among the numerous northern Oahu beaches that feature colossal waves and big breaks. The North Shore is also known for much more then just surfing.
|#18 of 30 Things To Do in Waianae|
Kahana Beach Park
Oahu Island HI
~21.19 miles from Waianae city center
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A jungle-style park with many streams.Attraction type: ParkActivities: Kayaking, Surfing
|#19 of 30 Things To Do in Waianae|
Polynesian Cultural Center
~21.46 miles from Waianae city center
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The Polynesian Cultural Center (PCC) is a living museum located in La'ie, on the northern part of O?ahu, Hawai?i. Dedicated in October 12, 1963, the PCC is located on 42 acres (170,000 m²) of land owned by nearby Brigham Young University-Hawaii, where most of the 700 employees are enrolled as students. Although it is largely a commercial venture, profits from the PCC are applied to various scholarship programs run by BYU-Hawaii.Many performers at the center are students attending BYU-Hawaii on scholarship from their native lands, working up to 20 hours per week during school terms and full time during breaks in order to graduate debt-free. The money which visitors pay for admission, as well as profits from food and gift sales, supports the scholarship programs which have educated thou...
|#20 of 30 Things To Do in Waianae|
Oahu Island HI
~21.74 miles from Waianae city center
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The Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, designated the Hawai?i State Museum of Natural and Cultural History, is a museum of history and science in the historic Kalihi district of Honolulu on the Hawaiian island of O'ahu. Founded in 1889, it is the largest museum in Hawai'i and is home to the world's largest collection of Polynesian cultural and scientific artifacts. Besides the comprehensive exhibits of Hawaiiana, the Bishop Museum has an extensive entomological collection of over 13.5 million specimens, the third largest collection in the United States. The museum is accessible on public transit: TheBus Routes A, B, 1, 2, 7, 10.
|#21 of 30 Things To Do in Waianae|
Chinatown Cultural Plaza Center
100 N Beretania St # 304 Honolulu HI - 808-521-4934
~22.53 miles from Waianae city center
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The arrival of the Chinese in Honolulu can be traced to two ships, the Felice and Iphigenia, which set sail from southern China in 1788, and arrived in Hawaii December 6, 1788, and departed March 15, 1789. In the three months these ships were in Hawaii, it is assumed that all crewmen came ashore at one time or another. It is this period, 1789, which Hawaii Chinese historians commemorate as the official arrival of the first Chinese in Hawaii.In the 1800s, Chinatown became a community of family stores where the Chinese sold their wares.First Contract LaborersIt wasn’t until 1852 that the Chinese became the first contract laborers to arrive in the islands. With the growth of the sugar industry, the need for plantation laborers became imperative, and China was selected as the best source o...
|#22 of 30 Things To Do in Waianae|
Kualoa Beach Park
Oahu Island HI
~22.75 miles from Waianae city center
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Kualoa Regional Park is located at the edge of Kane‘ohe Bay on the Windward side of the island at 49-479 Kamehameha Highway. Coming from Honolulu, the entrance to the park is just before the road turns to run parallel with the ocean. When you see the ocean and Mokoli‘i Island (Chinaman's Hat), you are very close to the park entrance.Kualoa Regional Park is located on the Windward side of O'ahu, on the north edge of Kane‘ohe Bay. To get to Kualoa Regional Park from Honolulu, travel "Ewa" or west on H1 to Likelike Highway (63). Travel on Likelike Highway north through the Wilson tunnel. The road will wind down the mountains, so stay to your right and take the Kahekili Highway (83) cut off. Follow Kahekili Highway north for approximately 8 miles. The Park entrance will be on your right, o...
|#23 of 30 Things To Do in Waianae|
Valley of the Temples
~22.83 miles from Waianae city center
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Valley of the Temples Memorial Park is a memorial park located on the Windward (eastern) side of the Hawaiian island of Oahu. It is a vast area of lush, rolling green hills at the foot of the Koolau mountains, overlooking the sleepy town of Kaneohe. Thousands of Buddhist, Shinto, Protestant and Catholic residents of Hawaii are buried in this memorial park.The park features the replica of a 12th. century Japanese Buddhist temple built in the late 1960s. Its name is Byodo-In Temple which translates to the Phoenix temple, because of the two majestic metal phoenixes along the top ends of the main temple. It is a recreation of the Buddhist temple in Uji, Japan. Inside the main part of the temple there is a 9–12 ft Buddha sitting on a gold leaf lotus.Also on the grounds are large Catholic st...
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Oahu Island HI
~22.86 miles from Waianae city center
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51130 Bethel Street, Honolulu808-528-0506Built in 1922 as a vaudeville house it was complete with orchestra pit and dressing rooms. Later the building became a movie theater. Closed for a number of years, the theater was renovated and reopened in May, 1996, as a 1,400-seat multipurpose performance facility. It is designed to accommodate concerts and musical theater as well as the revered Hawaii International Film Festival.
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Foster Botanical Gardens
Oahu Island HI
~22.88 miles from Waianae city center
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Foster Botanical Garden, measuring 13.5 acres (5.5 ha), is one of three botanical gardens located at 50 North Vineyard Boulevard, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA (near Chinatown at the intersection of Nu'uanu avenue and Vineyard Boulevard). Foster is unique in that it is in a highly urban area with strip malls, schools, and both Buddhist and Methodist religious facilities nearby.The Garden is the oldest botanical garden in Hawaii, and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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Hawaii State Art Museum
Oahu Island HI
~23.04 miles from Waianae city center
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The Hawai?i State Art Museum is operated by the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, and is located on the second floor of the No. 1 Capitol District Building, 250 South Hotel Street, Honolulu, Hawaii, 96813. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It is closed Sunday, Monday and all state and federal holidays. The museum is also open for First Friday, the downtown gallery walk held on the first Friday of every month, from 5-9 p.m. Admission is free at all times.The museum consists of three galleries. In addition to changing temporary exhibitions, there is a permanent display of the art of Hawaii. It reflects a mix of Hawaii's ethnic and cultural traditions through 132 works of art by 105 artists. In a wide variety of artistic styles, movements, and med...
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Oahu Island HI
~23.10 miles from Waianae city center
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?Iolani Palace, situated in the capitol district of downtown Honolulu in the U.S. state of Hawai?i, is the only royal palace used as an official residence by a reigning monarch in the United States and is a National Historic Landmark listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Two monarchs governed from ?Iolani Palace: King David Kalakaua and Queen Lili?uokalani. After the monarchy was overthrown in 1893, the building was used as the capitol building for the Provisional Government, Republic, Territory, and State of Hawai?i until 1969. The palace was opened to the public as a museum in 1978.
|#28 of 30 Things To Do in Waianae|
Hawaii State Capitol
Oahu Island HI
~23.16 miles from Waianae city center
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The Hawaii State Capitol is the official statehouse or capitol building of Hawaii in the United States. From its chambers, the executive and legislative branches administer their duties in the governance of the state. The Hawaii State Legislature—composed of the twenty-five member Hawaii State Senate led by the President of the Senate and the fifty-one member Hawaii State House of Representatives led by the Speaker of the House—convenes in the building. Its principal tenants are the Governor of Hawaii and Lieutenant Governor of Hawaii, as well as all legislative offices.Located in downtown Honolulu, the Hawaii State Capitol was commissioned and dedicated by John A. Burns, second Governor of Hawaii. It opened on March 15, 1969 and replaced the former statehouse, 'Iolani Palace.
|#29 of 30 Things To Do in Waianae|
Downtown Honolulu (Neighborhood)
~23.30 miles from Waianae city center
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|#30 of 30 Things To Do in Waianae|
Neal S. Blaisdell Center
Oahu Island HI
~23.73 miles from Waianae city center
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The Neal S. Blaisdell Center in downtown Honolulu, Honolulu CDP is a community center for the City & County of Honolulu. Constructed in 1964 on the historic Ward Estate and originally called the Hawai?i International Center, the center was renamed after Mayor of Honolulu Neal S. Blaisdell. The multi-purpose complex is composed of an internationally renowned arena, concert hall, conference rooms, galleria and exhibition hall. It was remodeled and expanded in 1994. It is also the home of the Hawaii Basketball League Honolulu Bandits.