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     "Honolulu, HI"
     
     Honolulu, Hawaii
     
     
     On the Island of Oahu, Honolulu is home to Waikaki, Diamond Head, and thousands of tourists. In the late 1880s, guest houses were sprinklet along the beach. It was here that author Robert Louis Stevenson stayed and was among the first to praise the famous Waikaki Beach and surf area. Diamond Head is a symbol of Hawaii and is one of the most recognizable landmarks on earth. Events include: Oahu Floral Parade, Hawaiian Falsetto contest, Waikiki Shell Concerts, Cuisines of the Pacific, and numerous ethnic festivals held throughout Honolulu's diverse neighborhoods.

     Ala Moana Park
     between Ala Moana Blvd. and the ocean
     Honolulu, Hawaii
     
     
     It is a protected beach with tennis courts.

     Atlantis Submarines
     Kalia Rd.
     Honolulu, Hawaii
     (808) 973-9811 or (800) 548-6262
     http://www.goatlantis.com/Hawaii/
     Atlantis Submarines is the largest passenger submarine fleet in the world.

     Bishop Museum
     1525 Bernice St.
     Honolulu, Hawaii
     (808) 847-3511
     http://www.bishop.hawaii.org/
     The museum is one of Hawaii's state museums of natural and cultural history. It was founded in 1889.

     Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace
     1184 Bishop St.
     Honolulu, Hawaii
     (808) 536-7036
     
     The church was built in 1843 on the site of Hawaii's first Catholic mission, was founded in 1827. It is also one of the oldest cathedrals in the United States.

     Chinatown Walking Tours
     Chinatown Cultural Center, 1250 Maunakea St., Asia Mall
     Honolulu, Hawaii
     (808) 521-3045
     http://www.chinatownhi.com/
     There are displays of photographs that was taken in Chinatown before the great fires of 1886 and 1899-1900, may be viewed in the mall.

     Contemporary Museum, The
     2411 Makiki Heights Drive
     Honolulu, Hawaii
     (808) 526-0232
     http://www.tcmhi.org/
     The museum presents rotating and permanent displays of comtemporary art. Also, the museum is within a 3.5-acre Oriental and sculpture garden.

     Diamond Head State Monument
     off and near Diamond Head Rd.
     Honolulu, Hawaii
     (808) 587-0300
     http://www.fortunecity.com/victorian/bolsover/187/dh.html
     It is surounded by the 760-foot extinct volcanic crater that is probably the most famous landmark on Oahu.

     Dream Cruises
     306 Kamani Street
     Honolulu, Georgia
     (808) 592-5200
     http://www.dream-cruises.com/
     Dream Cruises offers Fun Tropical Cruises for Everyone from Oahu, Maui and the Big Island of Hawaii. Our guests enjoy our whale and dolphin watching eco-adventure cruises, Pacific Splash-Barefoot Fun snorkeling and water activities cruises, and Island Grill Dinner cruises. We also offer a variety of wedding and private group charter packages. Dream Cruises is your ticket to fun in Hawaii. E komo mai! Come aboard!...and sail with us!

     Dream Cruises
     306 Kamani Street
     Honolulu, Georgia
     (808) 592-5200
     http://www.dream-cruises.com/
     Dream Cruises offers Fun Tropical Cruises for Everyone from Oahu, Maui and the Big Island of Hawaii. Our guests enjoy our whale and dolphin watching eco-adventure cruises, Pacific Splash-Barefoot Fun snorkeling and water activities cruises, and Island Grill Dinner cruises. We also offer a variety of wedding and private group charter packages. Dream Cruises is your ticket to fun in Hawaii. E komo mai! Come aboard!...and sail with us!

     Foster Botanical Garden
     50 N. Vineyard Blvd.
     Honolulu, Hawaii
     (808) 522-7066
     
     It presents some of 4,000 species of rare trees, orchids, palms, and other tropical plants. The garden was established in 1853.

     Gallery Lau Chun, The
     Royal Hawaiian Hotel
     Honolulu, Hawaii
     (808) 922-8818
     
     It displays original oil paintings by impressionist Master Lau Chun.

     Gallery Lau Chun, The
     Royal Hawaiian Hotel
     Honolulu, Hawaii
     (808) 922-8818
     
     It displays original oil paintings by impressionist Master Lau Chun.

     Garden of the Missing Monument
     
     Honolulu, Hawaii
     
     
     There are listed names of 26,000 service personnel missing in action from World War II.

     Hawaii Maritime Center
     Pier 7, Honolulu Harbor
     Honolulu, Hawaii
     (808) 536-6373
     http://www.holoholo.org/maritime/
     The center presents views of the harbor and city from its 10th-floor observation balcony. There are about 50 historical and maritime displays that are exhibited.

     Honolulu Academy of Arts
     900 S. Beretania St.
     Honolulu, Hawaii
     (808) 538-8700
     http://www.honoluluacademy.org/
     It's considered the cultural center of Hawaii. There is an Kress Collection of Italian Renaissance paintings is of particular interest, and the Asian art collection is said to be among the finest in the nation.

     Honolulu Zoo
     151 Kapahulu Avenue
     Honolulu, Hawaii
     (808) 926-3191
     http://www.honoluluzoo.org/
     The zoo has a great collection of tropical birds and a variety of animals from around the world. The zoo is designed so that visitors look at some of the jungle inhabitants through foliage.

     IMAX Waikiki
     325 Seaside Avenue
     Honolulu, Hawaii
     (808) 923-4629
     http://www.imaxwaikiki.com/
     Imax Waikiki-Waikiki's biggest indoor adventure featuring a 5 1/2 story video screen, 12,000 watts of digital sound and stadium-style seating.

     Iolani Palace State Monument
     S. King and Richards Sts.
     Honolulu, Hawaii
     (808) 522-0832
     
     It is the last official royal residence in the United States. It was completed in 1882 by King David Kalakaua.

     Kamehameha Schools
     567 South King Street
     Honolulu, Hawaii
     (808) 523-6200
     http://www.ksbe.edu/
     It companies 600 acres of landscaped grounds. It was founded in 1887 under the will of Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop.

     Kapiolani Park
     end of Kalakaua Ave., near Diamond Head and Waikiki Beach
     Honolulu, Hawaii
     
     
     The park offers a swimming pool, aquarium, driving range, polo field, outdoor bandstand, archery field, picnic sites, tennis courts and more activities.

     Kawaiahao Church
     King and Punchbowl Sts.
     Honolulu, Hawaii
     (808) 522-1333
     
     It was built in 1841-42 and is Honolulu's oldest church. It is noted for its fine choir, also it served as the royal chapel of the Hawaiian rulers for nearly 20 years.

     Kewalo Basin
     Ala Moana Blvd., foot of Ward Ave.
     Honolulu, Hawaii
     
     
     It's at the home port of charter fishing boats, sightseeing boats and the sampan fishing fleet, which is a group of small Oriental boats.

     King Kamehameha's Statue
     front of the Judiciary Building
     Honolulu, Hawaii
     
     http://www.hisurf.com/explorer/kamehameha.html
     It is a replica of the statue that was placed in the Kohala district of the Big Island after the origional was discovered from the sea.

     Kodak Hula Show
     Waikiki Shell
     Honolulu, Hawaii
     (808) 833-1661
     http://www.kodak.com/cluster/global/en/consumer/events/hulaShow.shtml
     Visitors are allowed to take photographs of Hawaiian dancers in an native setting.

     Lyon Arboretum
     3860 Manoa Rd.
     Honolulu, Hawaii
     (808) 988-0456
     http://www.hawaii.edu/lyonarboretum/
     The arboretum offers a large amount of exotic and economically important tropical plants. Also, it's a 124-acre rain forest that is usually somewhat muddy and damp.

     Mission Houses Museum
     553 South King Street
     Honolulu, Hawaii
     (808) 531-0481
     http://www.lava.net/~mhm/
     A historic house museum of the early 19th-century with a library and gift shop. Annual events include craft fairs, quilt exhibitions, and living history events.

     National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific
     Punchbowl Cemetery, Puowaina Dr.
     Honolulu, Hawaii
     (808) 561-1430
     http://www.visit.hawaii.org/islands/oahu/point46.html
     The cemetery contains an gorgeous view of the harbor and city. It was first opened in 1949.

     Neal S. Blaisdell Center
     between King St. and Kapiolani Blvd.
     Honolulu, Hawaii
     (808) 527-5400 or 591-2211
     http://www.co.honolulu.hi.us/depts/aud/blaisd/
     There is a 22-acre compound of public buildings that is surrounded by landscaped grounds.

     Nuuanu Pali State Wayside
     n.e. to Pali Hwy. (Hwy. 61)
     Honolulu, Hawaii
     
     
     It presents Oahu's most dramatic panorama, and more. It is a windy 1,200-foot-hill gap that is flanked by cliffs that rise 2,000 to 3,000 feet.

     Puu Ualakaa State Wayside
     Makiki Round Top
     Honolulu, Hawaii
     
     
     It is a vantage point from which nearly one-third of Ouhu can be seen.

     Queen Emma Summer Palace
     29l3 Pali Highway
     Honolulu, Hawaii
     (808) 595-629l
     http://daughtersofhawaii.org/hanaiakamalama/index.shtml
     It presents relics of the Hawaiian monarchy and tours.

     Queen Kapiolani Hibiscus Garden
     Monsarrat and Paki Aves.
     Honolulu, Hawaii
     
     
     There are pathways that provides self-guiding tour among many varieties of hibiscus and other tropical plants.

     Round Top-Tantalus Drive
     At the nd of Makiki St.
     Honolulu, Hawaii
     
     
     There are gorgeous views there.

     Royal Mausoleum State Monument
     2261 Nuuanu Ave.
     Honolulu, Hawaii
     (808) 587-0300
     
     It's a grave site for members of the Kamehameha and Kalakaun dynasties.

     Soto Zen Buddhist Temple
     1708 Nuuanu Ave.
     Honolulu, Hawaii
     (808) 537-9409
     
     It is a temple of Indian design noted for its ornate alter.

     St. Andrew's Cathedral
     Alakea and Beretania Sts.
     Honolulu, Hawaii
     (808) 524-2822
     
     It was discovered by King Kamehameha IV and Queen Emma. Also it was built in 1862 out of stone, which was brought from England and is said to be the only sample of French Gothic architecture in Hawaii.

     State Capitol
     Richards and Beretania Sts.
     Honolulu, Hawaii
     
     http://www.state.hi.us/about/capitol.htm
     Hawaii State Government Home Page - An Index to Agencies, Information and Services provided by the State of Hawaii.

     Tennent Art Foundation
     203 Prospect St.
     Honolulu, Hawaii
     (808) 531-1987
     
     There are exhibits of drawings, oil paintings and larger-than-life three-dimensional representations of Hawaiian women by Madge Tennent. She is one of Hawaii's best known artists.

     U.S. Army Museum of Hawaii
     
     Honolulu, Hawaii
     (808) 438-2821
     
     There is an historic battery Randolph, a Coastal artillery battery at Fort DeRussy that portrays the role of the U.S. Army in Hawaii.

     University of Hawaii
     Manoa campus, east of University Ave.
     Honolulu, Hawaii
     (808) 956-7235
     http://www.hawaii.edu/
     It is the most largest campus of Hawaii's public system of higher education. It is 300 acres of landscaped grounds that presents more than 560 varieties of plants and tropical trees.

     USS Arizona National Memorial
     Hwy. 99 to the visitor center
     Honolulu, Hawaii
     (808) 442-0561 or 422-2771
     http://www.nps.gov/usar/
     On the Pearl Harbor Naval Base, the USS Utah Memorial is on the opposite side of Ford Island.

     Voyager Submarines Hawaii
     1085 Ala Moana Blvd.
     Honolulu, Hawaii
     (808) 592-7850
     http://www.robertshawaii.com/roberts/home.asp?menu=5%2E1%2E2&mscssid=MGN45PTWGJ558KKV0JM24C07T4E4CCV9
     It presents narreted submarine tours that departs from Kewalo Bassin. The passengers can see a coral reef and an array of marine life through the submarine's large viewpoints.

     Waikiki Aquarium
     2777 Kalakaua Ave.
     Honolulu, Hawaii
     (808) 923-9741
     http://www.mic.hawaii.edu/aquarium/
     The aquarium displays more than 300 species of Pacific marine life, also includes chambered nautiluses and giant clams.

     Washington Place
     Miller and Beretania Sts.
     Honolulu, Hawaii
     
     
     It is a large, white Colonial type of house. It was formally was the home of Queen Liliuokalani, but now it's the governor's residence, and also it's close to the public.

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