National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu

4.7
A memorial cemetery commemorating fallen soldiers, National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific is known locally as "Punchbowl Cemetery." The common name refers to the cemetery's position at the Punchbowl Crater, an extinct volcano. Since the cemetery's founding in 1948, thousands of veterans have been interred. Pay a visit to the chapel where a tribute to the battles fought by the interred is inscribed on the walls. The tropical climate supports gardens in the cemetery that act as a natural tribute to the soldiers who lie in its grounds. By using our Honolulu attractions planner, you can arrange your visit to National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific and other attractions in Honolulu.
Create an itinerary including National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific
map
National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
2,619 reviews
Google
4.7
TripAdvisor
  • We only saw this while on a tour of Pearl Harbor. It is a very beautiful final resting place for so many. The grave of the Challenger Space Shuttle Mission Specialist, Ellison Onizuka, was pointed out...  more »
  • In Arlington National Cemetery in DC lie the remains of troops buried since the Civil War. The National Cemetery of the Pacific is the burial site for troops who fought in the Pacific from WWII, Korea...  more »
  • We were on a bus tour so we did not stop to get out, but our tour guide was very knowledgeable and gave us an excellent history of the cemetery. Before going to the USS Arizona memorial I would strong...  more »
Google
  • A truly beautiful, sobering place. Visited here several times, once with my WWII Pacific Veteran Father. What a lovely place.. the cost of freedom IS here!
  • God bless those soldiers and families that gave the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country. This is a very moving memorial.
  • Amazing place to visit. It truly opens your eyes to see what was given to have the opportunities we have now. Incredible, beautiful, respect.
  • A very beautiful tribute to our Veterans. Every child needs to be taught the true sacrifices our forefathers have given for the life we now know. RESPECT.
  • Outstanding balance of photos.. excellent post..

Plan your trip to Honolulu

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Honolulu

Most of Honolulu's luxury hotels and oceanfront condos are located in Waikiki, the city's most popular neighborhood. Staying in this area keeps you within walking distance of one of the world's finest beaches, but it also means paying a bundle for your room and board. To avoid high rates and big crowds, consider the budget hotels outside Waikiki's busiest areas. Smaller hotels just a short drive from the city's beaches offer comfortable rooms and good food at a fraction of the price of their Waikiki equivalents.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Honolulu by other users

8 days in Hawaii BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Honolulu BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA December, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, outdoors, relaxing, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Hawaii BY A USER FROM URUGUAY May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 23 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 5 days in Hawaii BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 31 days in United States BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND April, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: April, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in United States, Jasper National Park & Mexico BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Island of Hawaii & Honolulu BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Hawaii BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 22 days in Hawaii BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 33 days in Europe, Canada, United States & South Pacific BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 29 days in United States BY A USER FROM JAPAN December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans