Hawaii Plantation Village

While we are on the topic of museums…

Another great place that I visited during my staycay (stay + vacay) here in Hawaii Nei the beginning of June was the historical Hawaii Plantation Village, an outdoor museum in old Waipahu.

“Hawaii’s Plantation Village is an outdoor museum that tells the story of life on Hawaii’s Sugar Plantations (circa 1850-1950). The Village includes restored buildings and replicas of plantation structures such as houses of various ethnic groups, community buildings such as the plantation store, infirmary, community bathhouse, and manager’s office. We share the story of Hawaii’s various cultures, including Hawaiian, Chinese, Portuguese, Puerto Rican, Japanese, Korean, and Filipino.” – Hawaii Plantation Village

It was a very educational experience.  Almost like stepping back into time and grasping the life and culture of the plantation workers who made Hawaii to be what it is today.  We had a wonderful tour guide named Brenda, and  with it just being my sister and I, it was like having a private tour 🙂

By visiting the museum, I know that I have paid my gratitude to those who lived the harsh life of the plantation to give their families and the future generation better opportunity.

Definitely a must-see if you are into Hawaiian history and culture.

Hawaii’s Plantation Village
94-695 Waipahu Street
Waipahu, HI 96797
tel: (808) 677-0110
www.hawaiiplantationvillage.org

Admissions
General Adult Admission: $13.00

Discounted Rates
Out-of-State Seniors (62+ with ID): $10.00
Military (with valid ID): $7.00
Kama’aina (with valid ID): $7.00
Youth (ages 4-11 years): $5.00
Child (3 and under): FREE

Some photos:

Love,
Honey

Oh-So-Cuteness! Teddy Bear World Hawaii

After spending a lovely and delicious Mother’s Day Brunch at Tiki’s in the Aston Hotel at Waikiki, the boyfriend took me to a neverending world of cuteness, The Teddy Bear World Hawaii, a new attraction in the heart of the Waikiki across the Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center.

It made me feel like a five-year-old girl again.

There were hundreds of bears dressed, and placed in everything you could imagine… From the eight wonders of the world, to an era in the land before time. We even got to see a private concert from the Teddy Bear Elvis himself 

The museum was a $7 million project, and it definitely is worth the time to visit- the teddy bear themes were very detailed and interactive, and you will learn a lot throughout the tour. You’ll also get to meet Hawaii’s own President Obama… well the teddy bear version anyway 😉

Honey Aubrey Teddy Bear World Hawaii

Rates are $15 for adults, $13 for Juniors, and children 4 years and under are free.

Of course Kama’aina Rates are $11 for adults, and $7 for Juniors.

Teddy Bear World Hawaii
2155 Kalakaua Ave.,
Suite 200 Honolulu, HI 96815
(808) 921-8011

Here are some photos:

If you are ever visiting the island, this is definitely a place to see! You’ll have a blast. We did!

Love,
Honey