Top 23 attractions to explore in Honolulu County
A consolidated city-county in the US. About 70% of the state's population lives in Honolulu County. This county is blessed with several beautiful places and so many beautiful water bodies also.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Map of attractions in Honolulu County