Diamond Head Crater
Diamond Head Road, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii

The massive 760-foot crater Le'ahi got its nickname, Diamond Head, from 19th Century sailors who mistook the worthless but sparkly calcite crystals within to be actual diamonds. The would-be prospectors didn’t strike it rich, but the crater went on to become Hawaii’s most well-known natural landmark. It was formed sometime between 200,000 – 300,000 years ago when a cinder cone volcano blew its top, sending tons of ash into the air which cemented over time to become the crater. A steep trail takes you to Le'ahi’s summit where you’ll enjoy terrific views of the coastline as well as see a lighthouse, fire station, and military bunkers—all built during the early 1900s.

Oahu, Hawaii Tourist Attractions
Aloha Tower
Banzai Pipeline
Byodo-In Temple
Children's Discovery Center
Chinaman's Hat
Diamond Head Crater
Dole Plantation
Doris Duke's Shangri La
Duke Kahanamoku Statue
Elvis Aloha Statue
Foster Botanical Garden
Hanauma Bay
Hawaii Army Museum Society
Hawaii Five-O Jack Lord Bust
Hawaii State Art Museum
Hawaii's Plantation Village
Hawaiian Railway
Honolulu Aquarium
Honolulu Museum of Art
Honolulu Surfing Museum
Honolulu Zoo
'Iolani Palace
Ka'ena Point State Park
Kahana Bay Beach Park
Kailua Beach
Kaneana Cave
Kawaiahao Church
King Kamehameha V Statue
Koko Crater Botanical Gardens
Kualoa Ranch
Lanai Lookout
Lanikai Beach
Liliuokalani Protestant Church
Lost: Crash Site of Oceanic Flight 815
Lost: The Beach Camp
Lyon Arboretum
Magnum P.I.'s House
Malaekahana Beach
Mission Houses Museum
Moanalua Gardens
Mohandas Gandhi Statue
Nuuanu Pali Lookout

Pacific Aviation Museum
Pearl Harbor
Pokai Bay
Polynesian Culture Center
Pupukea Beach Park
Queen Emma Gardens
Queen Emma Summer Palace
Robert Wilcox Statue
Royal Mausoleum
Saint Augustine by-the-Sea
Senator Fong's Plantation
Sugar Mill Ruins
Teddy Bear World
The Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum
The Liljestrand House
The Natatorium War Memorial
The North Shore
USS Bowfin Submarine Museum
Waikiki Beach
Waimea Arboretum & Botanical Garden
Washington Place

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