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Culture on Oahu


Hawaiian Glossary Learn a few words before visiting the Isles.

Or see a few photos from Merrie Monarch Festival 1998, the most prestegious hula competition in the state.

CarvingBishop Museum. This museum is a showcase of both the natural and cultural history of Hawaii and the Pacific Basin. Royal cloaks, crowns, masks, weapons, and more are on display.

Hawaii Maritime Center. Colorful exhibits and displays show the danger of the islands' rich seafaring heritage. Hawaii's largest maritime collection, spans 2,000 years of Hawaiian history. The center is host to both indoor and outdoor exhibits.

Hawaii's Plantation Village. A personal guide escorts you on a fascinating tour through a historic village where plantation life of Hawaii's 19th century sugarcane society has been authentically recreated. See homes and cultures of Hawaiian, Chinese, Portuguese, Japanese, Puerto Rican, Okinawan, Korean, and Filipino plantation families.

Honolulu Academy of Arts. This museum of world art includes a permanent collection of over 34,000 art works. The museum is located in downtown Honolulu on the corner of Beretania and Ward Avenue. An active program of special exhibitions is scheduled throughout the year. For 24-hour recorded information, phone (808) 532-8701; or reach a receptionist at (808) 532-8700.

Hawaii State ShieldIolani Palace. The only State Residence of Royalty in the United States, Iolani Palace was the official residence of King Kalakaua and Queen Liliuokalani, the last monarchs of Hawaii. 1882-1893.

National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl. The impressive Honolulu Memorial honors the sacrifices and achievements of American Armed Forces in the Pacific during World War II and the Korean Conflict, plus those missing from the Vietnam Conflict. Walking tours by the American Legion are available.

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