Tourist Attractions on The Hawaiian Islands

Tourist Attractions on The Hawaiian Islands
The Hawaiian Islands draw hundreds of thousands of tourists from around the world every year. There are many sights to see, from World War II memorials to national parks to the always popular beaches. Each Hawaiian Island offers a variety of sights to see and things to do for locals and tourists alike, no matter what each individual's idea of a good time is.

USS Arizona Memorial

The USS Arizona Memorial, sometimes referred to as the Pearl Harbor Memorial, is located on the Hawaiian island of Oahu, in Honolulu. There is a museum commemorating those who died in the attack on Pearl Harbor, which resulted in the United States entering World War II, as well as a guided tour of the area. The highlight of this tourist attraction is when tourists ride a boat to the memorial of the USS Arizona, built on the water on top of the hull of the sunken ship. This memorial is open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. year-round, closed only on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.

USS Arizona Memorial
1 Arizona Memorial Place
Honolulu, HI 96818-3145


Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

The Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is located on the "Big Island," the Hawaiian island that is also named Hawaii. Many volcanoes there are not only still active, but are constantly spewing more lava out of the earth, giving tourists a chance to see active lava flows, sometimes even with spillover into the ocean. This park is also open 24 hours a day, year-round.

When visiting this national park, make sure to have a look at the volcano named Kilauea, which is constantly spewing lava, averaging enough per day to repave a 20-mile road, according to

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
P.O. Box 52
Hawaii National Park, HI 96718-0052

Molokini Crater

The Molokini Crater is just off the Hawaiian island of Maui and serves as a State Marine Life and Bird Conversation District. This crater was formed as a result of volcanic eruptions, and now a small part sticks up as an atoll, while the rest of the crater is a popular tourist destination for snorkelers and scuba divers who explore to see a wide variety of ocean life, as well as coral growths. There are many snorkeling cruises that leave for the Molokini Crater, most often from Maalaea Harbor on the south side of Maui.


Article Written By Monty Dayton

Monty Dayton is a professional freelance writer who has worked for the ACLU, Touchstone Publishing LLC, the University of Alaska, Fairbanks and many other employers. He holds a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing from the University of Alaska and loves writing about travel, the outdoors and health topics.

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