Honolulu Historic Sites & Interpretive Centres
Located in downtown Honolulu, the Iolani Palace was originally built in 1882 by the late King Kalakaua, and then restored in 1969. The interior of the palace is adorned with European furniture that reflects Hawaii's old culture. The palace is open for tours between Wednesday and Saturday weekly with advanced reservations. On Fridays the Royal Hawaiian Band performs in the Kalakaua Cornonation Bandstand.
The USS Arizona Memorial was dedicated in 1962 to commemorate the December 7, 1941, Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. This event marked the entry of the Americans into World War II. The memorial straddles the sunken hull of the battleship USS Arizona.
The Dole Plantation is located in central Oahu, 40 minutes from Waikiki. There are three main attractions at the plantation, the Pineapple Express rail tour, the self-guided Garden Tour and the Pineapple Garden Maze. As well, there is a store that strictly sells Dole products and pineapple-featured food and beverages.