Must-visit Top 11 Stunning National Parks and Monuments in Hawaii


Hawaii is home to several beautiful national parks and monuments, each offering unique natural landscapes and cultural significance. Here's an overview of some of the major ones:

This national park on the Big Island of Hawaii lets you witness the power and wonder of volcanoes, as you can see lava flows, craters, steam vents, and more. 

Hawaii Volcanoes


This national park on Maui is home to the world’s largest dormant volcano, which rises over 10,000 feet above sea level.



This national memorial on O’ahu commemorates the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, which led to the US entry into World War II.

Pearl Harbor


This national historical park on the Big Island of Hawaii preserves a place of refuge for ancient Hawaiians who broke the sacred laws.

Pu’uhonua o Hōnaunau


This national historical park on Moloka’i tells the story of the people who were exiled here because of leprosy, also known as Hansen’s disease.



Hawaiian National Historical Park on Big Island celebrates native ingenuity, showcasing fishponds, seawalls, and homes built with natural materials.



Big Island's historic site showcases King Kamehameha I's sacred 1790 heiau, fulfilling a prophecy to unite Hawaii's islands.

Pu’ukoholā Heiau


This national historic trail on the Big Island of Hawai’i follows a 175-mile route along the coastline, connecting various cultural and natural sites.

Ala Kahakai


This national monument on O’ahu, Maui, and the Big Island of Hawai’i honors the people and events of World War II in the Pacific theater.

World War II Valor in the Pacific


O'ahu's unopened historic site tells the story of Hawai'i's largest WWII internment camp, where Japanese Americans and others were detained.



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This state park on O’ahu is a natural reserve for native plants and animals, including the endangered Laysan albatross and the Hawaiian monk seal.

Ka’ena Point


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