HANAUMA BAY – The Toilet Bowl here is a natural pool formed by centuries of waves beating against the lava rocky. he pool rises and falls with the tide. This natural, 30-foot round hole along the rock terrace fills and empties as the waves wash in and out, resembling a flushing toilet. Hanauma Bay was a filming location for Elvis Presley in Blue Hawaii and Burt Lancaster in From Here To Eternity.
HOLUALOA – Actor Harold Sakata was born here in 1920. He was “Odd Job” in the James Bond films.
HONOLULU – Born here in Honolulu were entertainer Hilo Hattie in 1901, dancer Jean Erdman in 1916, Senator Daniel Inouye, in 1924, entertainer Don Ho in 1930, actor James Shigta in 1933, actor Don Stroud in 1937, singer Bette Midler in 1945, baseball player Sid Fernandez in 1962, actress Tia Carrere in 1967, baseball player Benny Agbayani in 1971, and golfer Michelle Wie in 1989.
u Steve Case, founder of AOL grew up here.
u Singer, comedian Hilo Hattie (Clara Nelson), and WWII journalist Ernie Pyle are buried here in the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Hattie is in Section U, Grave 828-A. Pyle was killed by a Japanese sniper on Okinawa on August 3, 1945.
u Olympic swimmer Duke Kahanamoku is buried in the Oahu Cemetery.
u The Dole pineapple water tower here was one of the distinguishing landmarks on the Honolulu cityscape for more than 60 years. Standing more than a hundred feet tall, it was erected in 1927, held 100,000 gallons of water and weighed 30 tons. It was torn down in
u The present Iolani Palace here was built in 1882 by King Kalakaua with the most up-to-date amenities, including indoor plumbing. Gas chandeliers installed when the Palace was first built were replaced by electric lighting five years later (less than seven years after Edison invented the first practical incandescent bulb). The King also installed a modern communications system that included the recently invented telephone.
KALAAUPAPA – Kalaauppa was once a leper colony run by Father Damien. The site is now the Kalaupapa National Historical Park.
KILAUEA – Kilauea volcano, on the southernmost Island of Hawaii, is one of the most active on Earth. It predominantly erupts basaltic lava in effusive eruptions, although occasionally it experiences explosive eruptions as well. Kilauea sits on the southeasten side of the Big Island of Hawaii, resting on the flanks of it's larger neighbor volcano Manua Loa. Kilauea stands just under 4200 feet tall at it's highest point. It is said that Kilauea is the home to Pele, the volcano goddess of ancient Hawaiian legends.
KIPAHULU – Aviator Charles Lindbergh is buried here in the Palapala Ho'omau Church Cemetery.
MAUI – Swimmer/surfer Duke Paoa Kahanamoku was born here in 1890.
PEARL HARBOR – On a quiet Sunday morning December 7, 1941 a Japanese surprise air attack left the U.S. Pacific Fleet in smoldering heaps of broken, twisted steel. In hours, 2,390 U.S. servicemen were killed, half of these casualties from the battleship Arizona. Oil droplets still bubble to the surface above the ship with half its crew still aboard. A 184-foot-long Memorial structure spans the mid-portion of the sunken battleship.
u The hull of the U.S.S. Utah, sunk on December 7, still remains a short distance from shore with 54 members of her crew entombed inside. The American flag is raised daily at the memorial. near Ford Island, Pearl Harbor Naval Base.
u The Pacaf Headquarters building here at the Hickam Air Force Base is a historical site from World War II because of the many soldiers who were killed inside during the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Moans of dying soldiers have been reported to be heard, and the ghosts of dead soldiers roam the halls dressed in World War II fatigues.
WAHIAWA – The Dole pineapple plantation is located here.
u The world's largest maze (according to the Guinness Book of World Records) is located here on the Dole Plantation.
WAIKIKI – The most famous volcanic crater in the world is Diamond Head, located on the South-east Coast of O'ahu at the end of Waikiki overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
WAILUKU – Actor Ben Alexander's ashes are here in the Maui Cemetery. He is best known for playing Detective Joe Friday on the TV show Dragnet.