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Waikiki War Memorial Natatorium, Oahu

(2.1/5 based on 20+ reviews on the web)
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  • The Waikiki Natatorium War Memorial is a World War 1 war memorial on Waikiki beach in Honolulu, Hawaii, it was built in 1927. It's basically an ocean water public swimming pool. The natatorium was bui...  more »
  • Too bad we can’t walk around the inside of the Natatorium which has a large Olympic sized, ocean water pool. This was a favorite place for locals to swim in. They had a 3-level diving/jumping platform...  more »
  • I was truly sad to visit this memorial to the Great War. All that is left to see is a beautiful set of wrought iron gates and stonework in the Art Deco style. But the gates are chained and the concret...  more »
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  • Any reviewer who would demand this be torn down may not be aware that this is a war memorial. The memory of those who gave their lives in the cause of WWI cannot be bulldozed. There are both moral and legal issues at work here. Restoration is the only honorable course. In addition, there is no beach without the War Memorial. The memorial has created the beach. It is all too easy for people to forget where they came from, and take for granted things like liberty, when others paid the ultimate cost for it. Just like a beach that came into being in the shelter of the War Memorial. Never forget.
  • Nothing much to do at the Memorial itself but respect what it represents. Beaches and parks nearby are great.
  • Silly Hawaii wasting millions of tax payers dollars on a restoration that was never finished and left to decay. Most of Waikiki has been torn down to provide more shopping for tourists. No appreciation for beautiful architecture or the history. Incredible art deco theaters and other landmarks of Hawaii's heyday are gone forever.
  • Generations of Hawaii residents learned to swim here. World records were set here by Olympians like Duke Kahanamoku, Buster Crabbe and Johnny Weismuller. More than 10,000 World War I veterans from Hawaii are memorialized here. Come on folks, let's get behind renovation and reopening this iconic living memorial.
  • Significant memorial of the great war. Pictures available online of the 100m pool in its glory days are impressive. Apparently no profit in maintaining it anymore. No WW1 vets left. Too bad.