Posted by: Dad...Guess What?! | July 21, 2012

A hidden gem: The U.S. Army Museum of Hawaii

We drive by it on our way to Waikiki.  We see it as we park at the Hale Koa Hotel for a wedding or some kind of event.  But what was preventing us from actually going in?  Nothing.  What am I talking about?  The U.S. Army Museum of Hawaii!  What a gem!

Tucked away in the middle of the Hale Koa Hotel and the Trump  Waikiki is a museum that holds rich information about Hawaii’s history with the military.  My boys LOVE anything military so this was a treat.  We’ve been to this place before but decided on a limb to check it out today, and it didn’t disappoint.

The Museum is housed in the Battery Randolph, which in itself is very cool.  For me it was surreal that I was standing in an actual bunker used in times of war.

I learned a lot from this visit and there was so much to see.  As my wife and I asked each other as we were looking around, “why doesn’t more people know about this place?”  Tough to say.  I mean, the admissions was FREE.  Parking was on the upside.  We paid about $5.50 for about an hour, but that is typical Waikiki.



When we signed in, the retired military personnel staffing the front asked, “where do you guys live?”  I said, “right up in the Valley.”  He followed by saying, “I hope this isn’t your first time.”  Luckily for us, it wasn’t.  But more people should check out this wonderful place.




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