The 42-acre Polynesian Cultural Center represents eight island cultures and over 15 million square miles of the vast South Pacific. The island villages give a first-hand look at these diverse and fascinating cultures. It's essentially a whirlwind tour of Polynesia, with native guides who help visitors experience their games, language, crafts, music and history. They also introduce guests to the most authentic of Hawaiian lu'au.
Originally operated as a fruit stand beginning in 1950, Dole Plantation opened to the public as Hawaii's "Pineapple Experience" in 1989. Today, Dole Plantation is one of Oahu's most popular visitor attractions and welcomes more than one million visitors a year. Dole Plantation provides enjoyable activities for the entire family, including the Pineapple Express, the Plantation Garden Tour, and the Pineapple Garden Maze.
The USS Arizona is the final resting place for many of the ship's 1,177 crewmen who lost their lives on December 7, 1941. The 184-foot-long Memorial structure spanning the mid-portion of the sunken battleship consists of three main sections: the entry and assembly rooms; a central area designed for ceremonies and general observation; and the shrine room, where the names of those killed on the Arizona are engraved on the marble wall.
Hawaii Plantation Village reveals the story of the 400,000 people who immigrated to Hawaii to work the sugar plantations. The Plantation features 30 original and replica homes and buildings representing each ethnic group's lifestyle from 1900-1930.
Honolulu International Airport is the principal aviation gateway of the City & County of Honolulu and the State of Hawaii and is identified as one of the busiest airports in the United States, with traffic now exceeding 21 million passengers a year and rising.