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Which tourist trap is a must see?

-- Roy Inouye (, July 05, 1998


Pearl Harbour... after spending the summer on Oahu a few years back, i took the time to see it all, and this was really one of the places that I still remember... being able to stand above the Arizona was a really touching experience, and I think one that everybody should experience if they go to Oahu. A truly interesting exhibit has been set up on land, but the trip out to the Arizona makes it all worth it. A good way to never forget, even if we hadn't been there during the war..Its educational, interesting and memorable...

-- jackie mandzak (, July 06, 1998.

Moose McGillicuddy's

-- Deb Nykamp (, July 13, 1998.

If you're here in January to March take in the Mauna Kea Ski Meet...not the water type, but the snow type. Atop the 13,000+ volcano, skiers from around the world compete in downhill and cross-country events. Like all skiing events, weather and snow conditions dictate the exact date and time of the event. Good luck in timing it, but if you do, it is a funny site to be skiing in shorts or a bikini and then driving down to the beach to warm up.

-- anonymous (, July 16, 1998.

You gotta see the huge Christmas swell. If you never seen or heard a 15 foot wave come crashing down you need to get out to the North Shore of Oahu during the winter months when the waves are breaking 10+ feet. Although it looks tempting to try to see how powerful the ocean is by standing at the edge of the shore, don't! Ask any lifeguard how many people (tourist and locals alike) have been swept out when a big set comes in. You may be in ankle deep at the shorebreak, but with the steep angle of the shore and super sets, it is real easy to get swept out.

-- Wendall Bosnoda (, July 18, 1998.

The National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific...Punchbowl. The final resting place of men and women who left their homes and families to serve our nation in times of crisis. With the Arizona Memorial, a quiet place away from the city, for remembrance and contemplation.

-- Walter Doucette (, December 28, 1998.

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