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20 Fascinating Oahu Facts You May Not Know Yet

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20 Fascinating Oahu Facts You May Not Know Yet

Introduction - Here is a list of 20 Oahu Facts to read on if you are planning to visit soon or just...

 

Oahu saw one of the longest rainfalls ever recorded

Fact 1 - Another of the interesting facts about Oahu, Hawaii, is that it rained continuously on Oahu for 331 days. Between 1939...

 

Diamond Head Mountain is over 300,00 years old

Fact 2 - Diamond Head is a volcanic mountain that sits proudly on the Oahu skyline. And it has done so for a...

 
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A Honolulu Museum has the largest art collection in Hawaii

Fact 3 - Oahu’s Honolulu Museum of Art features the largest art collection in Hawaii. It’s also home to one of the biggest...

 

Hawaii Five-O was filmed on Oahu

Fact 4 - The TV show Hawaii Five-O was filmed primarily on Oahu. The show is also set in Hawaii and follows Detective...

 

The Gathering Place is Oahu’s nickname

Fact 5 - One of the many fascinating things to know about Oahu is that it’s nicknamed “The Gathering Place.” Today, the island...

 
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The Polynesian Cultural Center is owned by the Mormon Church

Fact 6 - The Polynesian Cultural Center is one of the most well-known attractions on Oahu. But not many people know that it’s...

 

The Oahu city of Honolulu is the one of the US’ most expensive cities

Fact 7 - Oahu is not only the largest Hawaiian island based on population, but it’s also home to one of the US...

 

Oahu is the most populated Hawaiian Island

Fact 8 - Of all the Hawaiian Islands, Oahu has the largest population. The island has a population of 870,000 people. Reasons for...

 

The “Father of Modern Surfing” was from Oahu

Fact 9 - Duke Paoa Kahanamoku is an iconic surfer that’s credited with popularizing the sport of surfing. He’s often called the “Father...

 

Oahu has just two volcanoes

Fact 10 - While Oahu is a volcanic island, there are only two volcanoes on the island, and both are extinct. These volcanoes...

 

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