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National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific: Tours & Tickets

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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...more
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Reviewed yesterday

found this by mistake but it turned out to be a highlight. you could walk around or there was a road you could drive that circled the cemetery. truly a moving site

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank janisbubs
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was part of my Pearl Harbor tour and what stood out to me outside of the beautiful trees was the court of the unknown. Our guide informed us they are now digging up bones and sending them off in hopes of identifying the bodies...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 988melindar
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a very beautiful space. Its so peaceful and certainly made me reflective about life. I had always wanted to visit here and am glad I did. We took the Waikiki shuttle there (Red, I think)

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Kiwigirl50_11
Reviewed 2 days ago

Following the Arizona Memorial--this should be a must visit place which is both moving and beautiful to see--a place where those who died so that we can be free are laid to their final rest.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Arnold R/Lois S
Reviewed 3 days ago

National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific is located in a very scenic place called the Punchbowl. The memorial is beautifully constructed inside the crater called the Punchbowl. The memorial is laid in a semi-circular fashion with display booths spread around. Vast historical information is attractively...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Previa1994
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were fortunate to be in Oahu and able to attend this special ceremony. It was stirring. The cemetery itself is beautiful. Being in this place of respect and tribute graced our day and our entire visit.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Rydefr33
Reviewed 6 days ago

The cemetery is well laid out and we had no problem finding the grave of interest. Also, grounds staff made suggestions that we followed up with the office.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Senior F
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have family buried here and the location is always well maintained. If your on Oahu, you must stop by and pay your respects.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank TKhawaii69
Reviewed 1 week ago

But would have been much better if we could have spent a few minutes walking around some of key areas of this beautiful cemetery instead of just riding a bus.

Date of experience: October 2019
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not only is it a National Cemetery, it also the final resting place for the majority of soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines killed during the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. It is a very quiet and peaceful place.

Date of experience: September 2019
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29 October 2018|
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Response from Susan H | Reviewed this property |
I imagine that December is probably fairly busy. There is parking on the grounds. There are a few spaces near the memorial (mostly HC spaces) and then a decent number of spaces near the entrance, which allows for a... More
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Response from shelly160460 | Reviewed this property |
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Response from SoCalOregonian | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is open to the public. It is a National Cemetery.