Hawaii Top 10 Attractions

6: Panaewa Rainforest Zoo

Panaewa Rainforest Zoo
Photo Courtesy: Flickr/Makuahine

Known as the one and only natural tropical rainforest zoo in the United States, Panaewa Rainforest Zoo lets you experience some of the world's most exotic creatures in their natural habitats. Your children will love playing with the animals at the petting zoo and you will enjoy watching zoo keepers feed the tigers during Tiger Feeding sessions.

Address: 800 Stainback Hwy, Hilo, HI 96720
Website: www.hilozoo.com

7: USS Arizona Memorial

USS Arizona Memorial

In December 7, 1941, more than a thousand crewmen lost their lives aboard the USS Arizona. Today, the 184-foot long structure is one of the most visited attractions in Hawaii where tourists pay their respect and commemorate the lives of those brave soldiers who fought during the World War II. The structure is made up of three portions namely the assembly room, a central area meant for ceremonies and general observation, and the shrine room where names of the soldiers who fought during the battle are proudly engraved on the marble wall.

Address: 1 Arizona Memorial Pl, Honolulu, HI 96818
Website: www.nps.gov

8: Puuhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park

Puuhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park
Photo Courtesy: Flickr/Ron Cogswell

The Puuhonua is known as a place of refuge for those who broke the sacred laws of the Gods, the defeated warriors, as well as the civilians during the time of war. This is where you will experience the rich history of the people of Hawaii. Explore the Royal Grounds and sit at the Papamu. Take the time to interact with Hawaiian cultural demonstrators and learn about their way of living.

Address: Highway 160, Honaunau, HI 96726
Website: www.nps.gov

9: Waimea Canyon

Waimea Canyon
Photo Courtesy: Flickr/Andrew Baerst

Known as the largest canyon in the Pacific, this 10-mile long, 1-mile wide and 3,500-feet deep canyon is one of the most dramatic sights that you will behold during your trip to Hawaii. Enjoy driving to several lookouts or go hiking through some amazing trails giving you magnificent views surrounding the canyons. Prepare your cameras and memory cards because you would not want to stop taking photos of the majestic scenery that awaits you.

Address: Waimea Canyon Dr, Waimea, HI 96796

10: Kilauea National Wildlife Refuge

Kilauea National Wildlife Refuge
Photo Courtesy: Flickr/Robert Linsdell

Established in 1985, this preserve was made to enhance seabird nesting colonies and is now one of the most visited places in Hawaii. Here you will also encounter the beautiful Kilauea Lighthouse which was built in 1913. Go bird watching through observation scopes and binoculars and see some of the most exotic birds you have ever seen. Visit the displays at the Kilauea Point Contact Station and Visitor Center to learn more about the park's birds, wildlife and plants.

Address: Kilauea National Wildlife Refuge, Kilauea, 96754
Website: www.fws.gov

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