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Arizona Memorial

Arizona Memorial
The finest example of and the greatest tribute to valor in the Pacific Ocean is the USS Arizona Memorial Visitor Center. This is Oahu's most popular visitor attraction. More than one million people come here every year. Read More

Battleship Missouri Memorial

Battleship Missouri Memorial
The Battleship Missouri Memorial, loacted Pearl Harbor, is a living, working, all-action monument. It provides the chance to discover not only a U.S. naval vessel, but also the personal experiences of crewmembers and other war veterans. Read More

Bishop Museum

Bishop Museum
Here is a destination that's not only entertaining, but also enlightening. The Bishop Museum is Hawaii's largest museum with an extensive collection of Hawaiian artifacts, documents and photos about Hawaii and other Pacific cultures. Read More

Hawaii Children's Discovery Center

Hawaii Children's Discovery Center
The Hawaii Children's Discovery Center is an exiting children's museum that teaches through interactive displays and games of make-believe. The building encompasses 38,000 square feet of interactive fun. Read More

Hawaii Heritage Center

Hawaii Heritage Center
The Hawaii Heritage Center is a nonprofit organization that educates people about the rich history of the Islands with the help of tours, workshops and public exhibits. The Center also organizes a bi-weekly guided tour of Chinatown. Read More

Hawaii Maritime Center

Hawaii Maritime Center
The Hawaii Maritime Center was closed in 2009 due to economic constraints. It is unknown when or if it will re-open. Read More

Hawaii Plantation Village

Hawaii Plantation Village
This outdoor village-style museum offers visitors a glimpse back to a time when the sugar industry dominated Hawaii's economy and culture. Here you'll find both restored buildings and replicas of various plantation structures. Read More

Hawaii State Art Museum

Hawaii State Art Museum
The Hawaii State Art Museum offers three galleries: the Diamond Head, Ewa, and Sculpture Gallery. The museum is located in a Spanish-Mission style building which itself has a rich history of Hawaiian culture dating back to the 1800s. Read More

Honolulu Surfing Museum

Honolulu Surfing Museum
The Honolulu Surfing Museum, located in Waikiki on Oahu, houses a superb array of surfing and historical artifacts, all professionally presented, but with a definite, laid-back vibe. Read More

Honolulu Museum of Art

Honolulu Museum of Art
Founded in 1927, the Honolulu Museum of Art is an art museum featuring a collection of over 50,000 works. The museum's major strengths are European and American paintings, graphic and decorative arts and the arts of Asia. Read More

Island Glassworks

Island Glassworks
A glass blowing studio and an art gallery rolled into one, Island Glassworks is a great place to pick up exquisite pieces of hand-blown glass. Glassblowing classes and workshops are also being offered. Read More

Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii

Japanese Cultural Center
This Center celebrates and educates the public about the ever-evolving Japanese-American experience in Hawaii. It offers a wide range of programs, classes, festivals and exhibitions throughout the year. Read More

John Young Museum of Art

John Young Museum of Art
Located at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, this museum features an outstanding collection that includes ceramic sculptures, wood carvings and bronze pieces dating back to ancient times. Read More

King Kamehameha V Judiciary History Center

King Kamehameha V Judiciary History Center
Learn about Hawaii's legal history from pre-contact to present day. This small museum is located at Ali'iolani Hale, a beautiful historic building constructed under the rule of King Kamehameha V in 1874. Read More

King's Guard Museum

King's Guard Museum
Located in the heart of Waikiki, the King's Guard Museum features interesting memorabilia, such as rifles, uniforms, photos, swords, banners and flags. Every evening at 6:15 pm, the “Changing of the Guards” ceremony takes place. Read More

Lucoral Museum

Lucoral Museum
The Lucoral Museum in Waikiki is a great place to learn about the ocean and its natural wonders. The museum has a vast collection of rocks, gemstones, fossils and sculptures from around the world. Read More

Mission Houses Museum

Mission Houses Museum
Visit the Mission Houses Museum to get an idea how the missionaries lived during Hawaii's missionary period from 1820 to 1863. The settlement was built in 1831 and three of the original buildings remain. Read More

Nohea Gallery

Nohea Gallery
Nohea Gallery features works of over 450 artists, 90 percent of whom reside and work in Hawaii. Nohea Galleries are around Oahu in a variety of locations, such as at the Sheraton Waikiki, the Ward Warehouse and the Westin Moana Hotel. Read More

Pacific Aviation Museum

Pacific Aviation Museum
Located on Ford Island at Pearl Harbor, this museum takes visitors back in time to Pearl Harbor in the 1940s. The tour of the museum starts at Hangar 37, a former seaplane hangar that survived the attack on Pearl Harbor. Read More

Queen Emma Summer Palace

Queen Emma Summer Palace
Built in 1847, the summer palace and home of Queen Emma and King Kamehameha IV has been restored and offers a glimpse into the lifestyle of the Hawaiian monarchy. Read More

Shangri La Islamic Art Museum

Shangri La Islamic Art Museum
The Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art (Shangri La), the artistic Honolulu home of philanthropist Doris Duke, is a spectacular montage of Islamic artistic and architectural legacy. Read More

The Arts at Marks Garage

The Arts at Marks Garage
With rooms showcasing visual arts and new and exciting performance arts in the adjacent rooms, The Arts at Marks Garage has long been the geographical and spiritual center of downtown Honolulu's revived arts scene. Read More

Spalding House

Spalding House
Located on a hill overlooking the city and the ocean in the Honolulu neighborhood of Makiki, the Spalding House is part of the Honolulu Museum of Art. The museum features six galleries of art and a beautiful sculpture garden. Read More

U.S. Army Museum of Hawaii

US Army Museum of Hawaii
The U.S. Army Museum of Hawaii is located in Waikiki and features exhibits and educational programs that show the role Hawaii played in military actions from its ancient beginnings and especially during World War II and the Vietnam War. Read More

USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park

USS Bowfin Submarine Museum
One of the key features of Pearl Harbor's Battleship Row alongside the USS Arizona memorial, the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum sits as a gleaming reminder of a Nation's past. The Bowfin is one of only 15 surviving U.S. World War II submarines. Read More

Washington Place

Washington Place
Named in honor of the first president of the United States, Washington Place was built in 1847 by wealthy sea captain John Dominis, but later became the home of Queen Lili'uokalani. Read More
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