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National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific Tours

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National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific
Otherwise and colloquially known as Punchbowl Cemetery, the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific is a United States Armed Forces cemetery in Honolulu, Hawaii. Part of the National Register of Historic Places, the cemetery gathers millions of visitors every year, making it one of the most popular tourist attractions in all of Hawaii. It is dedicated to Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Coast Guard members who lost their lives in their line of duty. 

The location of the cemetery wasn’t the fruit of coincidence; it is located on what Hawaiians called “Hill of Sacrifice,” which used to be an altar where they offered human sacrifices to pagan gods and where they installed a battery of two cannons used to salute prominent arrivals and signify noteworthy instances.

Since the site was established in 1949, approximately 53,000 World War I, World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War veterans and their dependents have been interred in these grounds – including the sadly infamous USS Arizona victims during the Pearl Harbor attack. In addition to its vast burial grounds, the cemetery contains a number of small memorials, such as that of Honolulu, commemorating soldiers of 20th-century wars. The memorial is often regarded as the highlight of the cemetery’s visit, because of Lady Columbia’s statue erected at the top of the staircase in the Court of Honor; also known as Lady Liberty or Lady Justice, she is said to represent all grieving mothers. 

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The National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific is located at 2177 Puowaina Drive in central Honolulu and is open daily from 8am to 5:30pm between September 30 and March 1. It is open from 8am to 6:30pm between March 2 and September 29. On Memorial Day, the cemetery is open from 7am until 7pm.
Address: 2177 Puowaina Drive, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
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Pearl Harbor Arizona, Missouri and City Tour

Pearl Harbor Arizona, Missouri and City Tour

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Explore the sites of Pearl Harbor and downtown Honolulu on this tour from Waikiki. YYou'll board the USS Missouri, visit the USS Arizona Memorial and the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center to learn about the rich history of WWII. Plus, enjoy a sightseeing tour of Honolulu to see attractions such as the King Kamehameha Statue and the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl Cemetery).
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  • 8 hours
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$107.70
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Pearl Harbor: USS Arizona Memorial & USS Missouri Battleship Tour from Waikiki

Pearl Harbor: USS Arizona Memorial & USS Missouri Battleship Tour from Waikiki

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This Pearl Harbor tour departs from Waikiki and includes visits to both the USS Arizona Memorial and the USS Missouri battleship. Beforehand, you'll have the chance to learn about the Japanese attack at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center, including its powerful documentary. The ride back to Waikiki takes you past Punchbowl (the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific) and the King Kamehameha statue.
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  • 6 hours
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$130.50
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Pearl Harbor Arizona, Punchbowl and City Tour

Pearl Harbor Arizona, Punchbowl and City Tour

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See Honolulu’s top attractions on this tour which includes a drive through downtown Honolulu, Puchbowl Cemetry and a visit to Pearl Harbor. Board the Navy launch boats to view the USS Arizona Memorial and explore the harbor side displays and historic exhibits at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center. The downtown Honolulu tour, include a drive past Kawaiahao Church, King Kamehameha statue and Mission Houses Museum.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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$51.99
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USS Arizona Memorial & City Tour

USS Arizona Memorial & City Tour

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The Pearl Harbor National Memorial is one of O'ahu's top attractions and draws large crowds of visitors daily. Instead of waiting in the ticket line for hours, join this private tour that takes you directly there before continuing on to other Honolulu landmarks, including the Hawaii State Capitol and Iolani Palace.
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  • 4 hours
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$109.00
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Intimate USS Arizona Memorial and Historic Honolulu Tour

Intimate USS Arizona Memorial and Historic Honolulu Tour

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 Visit Pearl Harbor World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument. Arrive at the USS Arizona Memorial by boat and see the final resting place for 1,177 servicemen who lost their lives on December 7th 1941. The tour includes a sightseeing trip to Downtown Honolulu to view historic sights like Iolani Palace, once home to Hawaii’s royalty, and the National Cemetery of the Pacific. Don’t worry about getting from place to place, and soak up the history on this tour.
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  • 4 hours
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USS Arizona Memorial & USS Missouri

USS Arizona Memorial & USS Missouri

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Visit the battleship USS Missouri and explore WWII history at Pearl Harbor with this entrance ticket. Relive the infamous morning of December 7, 1941 as you browse the exhibit galleries that display pictures and recovered items. Watch a short film explaining the fateful day and its significance followed by a boat ride to the USS Arizona Memorial, the final resting place of the ship's crewmen.
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  • 6 hours
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USS Arizona Memorial - Honolulu City - Aloha Pearl Harbor Tour - Oahu

USS Arizona Memorial - Honolulu City - Aloha Pearl Harbor Tour - Oahu

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Around 8am on December 7th, 1941, Japanese Zero warplanes attacked Pearl Harbor and the Island of Oahu, Hawaii. The devastating surprise attack killed 2,403 and wounded over 1,000 others, marking the United States entrance into World War II. As Hawaii’s #1 visitor attraction, Pearl Harbor serves as a piece of living history to be appreciated by people from all over the world. Our goal is to host you for a seem-less, sentimental, and superior Pearl Harbor Experience. You will see the official video documentary only found at Pearl Harbor and experience a boat ride (taken on Navy Shuttles) out to see the Arizona Memorial and other areas in Pearl Harbor. After Pearl Harbor, you will venture to the Punchbowl National Cemetery & visit the statue of King Kamehameha the Great before returning to Waikiki. All guests will enjoy fresh Kona Coffee, Hot Donuts, Premium Transportation, and the best Tour Guides in Hawaii! Tickets are pre-arranged and come included.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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$65.00
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Pearl Harbor Ultimate Passport

Pearl Harbor Ultimate Passport

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Passport to Pearl Harbor Tours includes a Visitor Center, admission to all activities such as USS Arizona Memorial, Battleship Missouri Memorial, USS Bowfin Submarine Museum, and Park, Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum. Turn back time as we explore WWII history at Pearl Harbor and relive the infamous Sunday morning of December 7, 1941. A visit to the visitor center and the accompanying “Road to War” and “Attack” exhibit galleries that display pictures and recovered items from the events which transpired at Pearl Harbor and WWII. Then, watch a short film explaining the fateful day and its significance. Followed by a boat ride to the USS Arizona Memorial, the final resting place of the ship's 1,177 crewmen. • The most visited attraction on Oahu Island • Enjoy 8 Hour tour from Honolulu or Ko Olina • Visit some of Hawaii’s most popular & landmarks • Small group ensures personal attention
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  • 8 hours
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$199.00
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Amazing Oahu Adventure Bundle: 6 Epic Self-Guided Audio Tours

Amazing Oahu Adventure Bundle: 6 Epic Self-Guided Audio Tours

Shaka Guide is an audio tour app that gives you the benefits of a guided tour with the freedom to explore on your own terms. This Oahu Tour Bundle comes with six socially-distanced self-guided audio tours: • Oahu Grand Circle Island Tour (6-8 hour tour) • East Oahu Shoreline Drive (6-8 hour tour) • Honolulu’s Backyard Rainforest Tour (3-5 hour tour) • Legendary North Shore Loop (6-8 hour tour) • Heart of Waikiki Walking Tour (1-2 hour tour) • Historic Downtown Honolulu Walking Tour (1-2 hour tour) The app uses GPS to navigate you to historic sites, popular attractions, famous beaches and scenic hikes with stories about the places you’re visiting and music along the way. All Shaka Guide Tours... • Never expire - take them multiple times or buy in advance • Work 100% offline - no data or wifi necessary • Let you take the tour when you want - download the tour and choose the day that works best for you *Please use the link in your confirmation email to download the app*
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  • 4 days
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$29.99
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USS Arizona Memorial and Bowfin Tour

USS Arizona Memorial and Bowfin Tour

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Part one: The Tour includes the USS Arizona Memorial program, the National Park Service’s WWII archives, and videos on the attack at Pearl Harbor at each of the narrated tour stops. This tour includes admission to the Pearl Harbor Center, where you will experience Walk the Deck of the USS Arizona Before the Attack, Witness the Attack on Battleship Row, and Experience the USS Arizona Memorial. Part Two: USS Bowfin (SS-287) is a fleet attack submarine that fought in the Pacific during WWII, and helped to make famous the term, “Silent Service.” Bowfin was launched on 7 December 1942, exactly one year after the attack on Pearl Harbor. She was nicknamed the Pearl Harbor Avenger, so it is fitting that her permanent home is at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
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  • 5 hours
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$159.00
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Best Of Pearl Harbor: The Complete Small Group Tour Experience

Best Of Pearl Harbor: The Complete Small Group Tour Experience

This is a small group tour. Max 12 guests. Calling all WWII history fans! Pearl Harbor Tours’ most comprehensive day tour of the Park allows you to experience and explore! It’s almost like turning back the clock to that very day. You’ll visit the USS Arizona Memorial, the world-famous stark-white structure that straddles the great battleship. On the first day of the war, it suffered catastrophic damage, becoming a tomb for many. Also on this tour, you will get the opportunity to see the USS Battleship Missouri and the very spot where the Surrender Documents were signed to mark the end of WWII. Then we’re off to the Bowfin Submarine and the always amazing Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum. Planes of all ages, types, and sizes are here, as well as several bullet holes from the Dec. 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. It was this single attack, on American soil, that rallied the people behind FDR and brought the US into WWII… where we would face America’s greatest challenge to date.
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  • 10 hours
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Diamond Head Scenic Helicopter Tour

Diamond Head Scenic Helicopter Tour

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See Diamond Head crater and other scenic sights from above on a helicopter tour from John Kalaeloa Airport near the Ko Olina resorts. As you fly across the island, you can look down on Pearl Harbor, Ala Moana Beach Park, Waikiki, Ala Wai Boat Harbor, Nuuanu Valley, and the Punchbowl National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.
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  • 40 minutes
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Premium All-Inclusive Pearl Harbor Private Tour

Premium All-Inclusive Pearl Harbor Private Tour

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Millions of people from all over the world visit Pearl Harbor, where World War II began for the US on the day “which will live in infamy,” December 7, 1941. This premium tour allows you to experience all the famous Pearl Harbor historic sites in a single day. We make this possible by purchasing for you a “Passport to Pearl Harbor” package in advance that includes tickets to the USS Arizona Memorial, the USS Missouri, the USS Bowfin submarine, and the Pacific Aviation Museum (so you don’t have to wait in line to purchase tickets individually). We also will provide you with exclusive private transportation to all attractions on Ford Island (so you don’t have to wait for the next available bus to take you there).
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  • 9 hours
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Pearl Harbor USS Arizona and Honolulu City Tour

Pearl Harbor USS Arizona and Honolulu City Tour

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Experience Pearl Harbor World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument. Tour both the USS Arizona Memorial and the USS Missouri Battleship known as ‘Mighty Mo’ where visitors can walk the deck where the Japanese surrendered, officially ending the war. This tour also gives an authentic taste of Hawaii with a stop at legendary Leonard’s bakery, a local favorite purveyor of Malasada (Hawaiian Donuts). The tour concludes with a sightseeing trip through Downtown Honolulu, home to many historic landmarks.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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$43.95
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Your Private Community Tours

Your Private Community Tours

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Give back to the community with a hands-on, authentic travel experience and save money in exchange on this private Oahu community service tour. Spend up to 90 minutes volunteering with activities like beach clean ups—the discounted rate is automatically applied to your chosen Pearl Harbor, North Shore, or Circle Island private tour, which is minimally modified to accommodate your volunteer experience.
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  • 6 to 12 hours
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$399.00
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Your Private Pearl Harbor Tours

Your Private Pearl Harbor Tours

Benefit from personalized attention and a flexible itinerary on this private tour of Pearl Harbor in Honolulu. With a guide leading you through a carefully curated itinerary, you'll be sure not to miss a thing on this tour that includes tickets to the USS Arizona Memorial (if booking for early morning pickup times). Other activities and entrance fees are to be purchased by guests separately.
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  • 6 to 12 hours
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$449.00
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Your Private Mix Plate (Combination) Tours

Your Private Mix Plate (Combination) Tours

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This private tour of Oahu lets you completely customize your sightseeing experience to include hiking, swimming, shopping, and more. From Pearl Harbor to off-the-beaten-track vista points to family favorites like Dole Plantation, let your guide know what you want to see, and then arrive with the comfort and efficiency of private transportation.
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  • 6 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$449.00
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Pearl Harbor City Tour

Pearl Harbor City Tour

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Tour Pearl Harbor and other national monuments with a guide who can bring history to life on this 5.5-hour trip from Waikiki. Ride with a group of 25 people or fewer through downtown Honolulu and to a selection of famous military monuments on a fully narrated excursion.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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What are National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific hours of operation?
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National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific hours of operation: Varies. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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