The US Army Museum of Hawaii sheds light on one of the most unique facets of life on this island paradise, the historical role of the US armed forces there. The museum has life like exhibits that suck you into an epic story of valor, bravery, and sacrifice, featuring everything from helicopters, to tanks, to the vacant bunkers that are a relic of the museum’s past as a military base. There are exhibits focusing on the heroic and often overlooked role of Japanese Americans during the Second World War and the Vietnam War. There are others, specifically dedicated to the tragedy of Pearl Harbor. In addition to these modern exhibits, the museum also has a portion dedicated to ancient warfare in Hawaii.
The 800 teddy bears at Teddy Bear World Hawaii might appear to be alive, but they're actually animatronic. The museum packs its 20,000 square feet with colorful scenes of the bears reenacting famous scenes from history, such as the first space shuttle launch, the construction of Mount Rushmore, and the day stuffed animals gained the right to vote. Complementing the historical exhibits are famous works of art reinterpreted to include bears, a dinosaur-themed exhibit, and the Save The Planet section that details how global warming may affect the planet's future. The building also houses a fully animated Elvis show, where a teddy bear version of the king performs a song-and-dance routine rivaled only by Elvis's short stint as a basketball mascot.
With a stay at Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort in Waikiki Beach (Waikiki), you'll be convenient to Fort DeRussy and University of Hawaii at Manoa. This 4-star resort is within close proximity of International Market Place and Magic Island.
Make yourself at home in one of the 2860 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators. Rooms have private balconies. Cable programming and video-game consoles are provided for your entertainment, with wired and wireless Internet access available for a surcharge. Bathrooms have makeup/shaving mirrors and designer toiletries.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy body treatments and facials. You can take advantage of recreational amenities such as a health club, an outdoor pool, and a spa tub. This resort also features supervised childcare/activities, gift shops/newsstands, and a hair salon.
Enjoy a bite to eat at a coffee shop/café, or stay in and take advantage of the resort's room service (during limited hours). Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include high-speed (wired) Internet access (surcharge), a business center, and limo/town car service. Event facilities at this resort consist of a ballroom, banquet facilities, and exhibit space. Parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
Giant, man-sized hamster balls filled with humans bob and splash across the surface of swimming pools with bright-blue padded edges. This surreal scene occurs daily at Water Ball Entertainment, where customers crawl into large transparent spheres and bounce, bob, and summersault their way across pools of rippling water fully clothed. Around the pools' perimeters, friends and family cheer as the staff supervises customers at play on the water in up to six floating balls at a time. At the behest of the humans inside, giant balls can turn end over end, bounce on top of the water, send waves splashing, or team up with other balls to form the shape of customers' favorite molecular structures.
Named a great place for a first date by Honolulu Weekly, The Contemporary Museum provides lover-candidates with plenty of conversational topics as they wander an assortment of accessible, provocative art. Education programs and exhibitions, such as the Contemporary Museum Biennial of Hawaii Artists exhibition, give freshly hatched masterpieces a chance to rub frames with the permanent collection of classics by Jasper Johns, Andy Warhol, and more. The museum's emphasis on works created in Hawaii also makes it easy to meet the archipelago’s homegrown talent, who are often on-hand to answer puzzled stares and challenge you to aesthetically pleasing arm-wrestles.