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20 Attractions to Explore Near Pearl Harbor

Pearl Harbor
Pearl HarborPearl Harbor, Hawaii, USA

An American lagoon harbor which was located on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, west of Honolulu. Much of the harbor and surrounding lands is now a United States Navy deep-water naval base. The attack on Pearl Harbor by the Empire of Japan on December 7, 1941, was the immediate cause of the United States' entry into World War II. There is also a memorial built in this harbor.

Nearby Attractions

Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum
Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum2.12 KMs away from Pearl Harbor

This is a nonprofit aviation museum that was opened in Hawaii state in 1999. It hosts a variety of aviation exhibits with a majority relating directly to the attack on Pearl Harbor and World War II. A lot of things related to the historical events are here which gives light to the history of the United States.

Bishop Museum
Bishop Museum11.53 KMs away from Pearl Harbor

The Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, designated the Hawaiʻi State Museum of Natural and Cultural History, is a museum of history and science in the historic Kalihi district of Honolulu on the Hawaiian island of O'ahu. Founded in 1889, it is the largest museum in Hawai'i and has the world's largest collection of Polynesian cultural artifacts and natural history specimens.

Iolani Palace
Iolani Palace13.51 KMs away from Pearl Harbor

The ʻIolani Palace was the royal residence of the rulers of the Kingdom of Hawaii beginning with Kamehameha III under the Kamehameha Dynasty. It is located in the capitol district of downtown Honolulu in the U.S. state of Hawaiʻi. It is now a National Historic Landmark listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Kawaiahaʻo Church
Kawaiahaʻo Church13.69 KMs away from Pearl Harbor

The first Christian church built on Oahu. The is made of 14,000 coral slabs from ocean reefs that were hauled from the sea by native laborers and missionaries. The church and the grounds were named a National Historic Landmark in 1962. Now it is also a popular tourist destination in Honolulu county.

Honolulu Museum of Art
Honolulu Museum of Art14.60 KMs away from Pearl Harbor

An art museum located in Honolulu, Hawaii. The museum is the largest of its kind in the state and was founded in 1922 by Anna Rice Cooke. The museum has one of the largest single collections of Asian and Pan-Pacific art in the United States,

Magic Island
Magic Island15.71 KMs away from Pearl Harbor

A small manmade peninsula, which was adjacent to Ala Moana Beach Park. The park on Magic Island is a popular spot where people gather for picnics, frisbee, socializing, and an occasional festival or drama performances.

Hawaii Army Museum Society
Hawaii Army Museum Society17.21 KMs away from Pearl Harbor

A huge museum that was located inside former coastal artillery "Battery Randolph". The museum's collection contains some World War II armor pieces, an AH-1 Cobra helicopter, and small arms indoors, as well as the battery itself. The battery's main guns were scrapped prior to the inception of the museum. The museum also includes a "Gallery of Heroes" honoring recipients of the Medal of Honor and the Distinguished Service Cross.

Lyon Arboretum
Lyon Arboretum18.61 KMs away from Pearl Harbor

This is a 200-acre arboretum and botanical garden which was managed by the University of Hawaii. Much of the collection consists of an artificial lowland tropical rainforest with numerous trails and small water features. It was established in 1918.

Honolulu Zoo
Honolulu Zoo18.70 KMs away from Pearl Harbor

It is the only zoo in the United States to be established by grants made by a sovereign monarch which was built on part of the 300-acre and features over 1,230 animals in specially designed habitats.

Manoa Falls
Manoa Falls18.77 KMs away from Pearl Harbor

A 150-foot waterfall located along the Manoa Falls Trail in Honolulu, Hawaii. Many tourists are attracted to the waterfall and the scenery throughout the Manoa falls trail leading up to it. Swimming in the pool below the waterfall is highly discouraged because there is a threat of becoming infected with Leptospirosis. Another attraction near Manoa Falls is the Lyon Arboretum. The Lyon Arboretum preserves many endangered Hawaiian plant species.

Kapiʻolani Regional Park
Kapiʻolani Regional Park19.18 KMs away from Pearl Harbor

This is the largest and second-oldest public park in Hawaii, located in Honolulu. This 300-acre park is named after Queen Kapiʻolani, the queen consort of King David Kalākaua. The park was the first Hawaiian public space.

Nu‘uanu Pali
Nu‘uanu Pali19.40 KMs away from Pearl Harbor

This is a section of windward cliff of the Koʻolau mountain. The speciality of this mountain is the scenic views from here and the adventurous trekking upto more than 1000 feet offers a good experience.

Diamond Head
Diamond Head20.59 KMs away from Pearl Harbor

A volcanic tuff cone on the Hawaiian island of Oʻahu . And is the most popular Hawaii State Park. Hawaiians call it Lēʻahi (brow of the tuna) in reference to the formation’s ridgeline, which resembles the tuna fish’s dorsal fin. It offers stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and Honolulu that you can hike to via a trail that takes you to the edge of the 300,000-year old crater.

Shangri La Museum of Islamic Art, Culture & Design

The Shangri La Museum of Islamic Art, Culture & Design is housed in the former home of Doris Duke near Diamond Head just outside Honolulu. It is now owned and operated as a public museum of the arts and cultures of the Islamic world by the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art

Kualoa Ranch
Kualoa Ranch23.95 KMs away from Pearl Harbor

Kualoa is a 4000-acre private nature reserve and working cattle ranch, as well as a popular tourist attraction and filming location on the windward coast of Oʻahu in Hawaiʻ. The best tourist spot in Honolulu county which consists of 3 beautiful valleys. There are so many things to explore around this area and we can explore the life of the local Hawaiians.

Koko Head
Koko Head30.55 KMs away from Pearl Harbor

Koko head is an ancient tuff cone that is somewhat dwarfed by its neighboring tuff cone, Koko Crater, with its peak. Koko Head itself has three significant depressions or old vents, the largest of which forms the well-known Hanauma Bay. Koko Head's last eruption was 30,000–35,000 years ago and it is part of the Honolulu Volcanics. This is the best place for trekking and adventure lovers can explore this area.

Hanauma Bay
Hanauma Bay31.04 KMs away from Pearl Harbor

This is a marine embayment formed within a tuff ring and located along the southeast coast of the island of Oʻahu and it is one of the most popular tourist destinations on the Island.

Sea Life Park Hawaii
Sea Life Park Hawaii33.08 KMs away from Pearl Harbor

A marine mammal park, bird sanctuary, and aquarium in Waimānalo in Hawaii. This park has several activities and so many things to see, some of them are Hawaiian Reef Aquarium, Ocean theater, Penguin habitat, Dolphin cove show, Bird sanctuary, and the Hawaiian Monk Seal Habitat.

Waimea Bay
Waimea Bay33.51 KMs away from Pearl Harbor

A famous beach which was located in the Honolulu county which was famous for its waves and is a popular place for surfing and also a great destination for swimming, snorkeling, and diving.

Makapu‘u Point
Makapu‘u Point34.57 KMs away from Pearl Harbor

This is the easternmost point on the Hawaiian island of Oʻahu, located in the Makapuʻu region. This is a popular hiking spot offering great views of Makapuʻu and Waimanalo Bay on one side and the Ka ʻIwi Channel on the other side and it is also the home of the Makapuʻu Point Light.