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Message from the HTA Regarding the Federal Government Shutdown and its Effect on Hawaii's Visitor Attractions

We would like to thank our visitor industry and community for their help in continuing to share the aloha spirit with our visitors during the federal government shutdown. While some of our federal attractions remain closed, we appreciate everyone’s kokua in informing  guests and offering alternative plans. 
As a reminder, all of the state and county parks, beaches and trails remain open and none of the state’s airports have been affected. However, the following National Parks and federal facilities in Hawaii remain closed including: 

WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument in Pearl Harbor 
USS Arizona Memorial
USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park
USS Oklahoma Memorial

Note:  The Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor, Battleship Missouri Memorial, and the National Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl) will remain open.

Haleakala National Park
Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center
Kealia Pond National Wildlife Refuge

Kalaupapa National Historical Park (some private tours and air service still operating)

Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge

Hawaii Island 
Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park
Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument Visitor Center
Puukohola Heiau National Historic Site
Puuhonua o Honaunau National Historic Park

The HTA will continue to monitor the federal government shutdown and its impact on Hawaii’s visitor industry. We hope that a compromise will be reached soon and this shutdown will have a limited effect on our community and the thousands of federal workers here in the state.

DIACRITICALS recognizes the use of diacritical markings of the (modern) Hawaiian language including the `okina [`] or glottal stop and the kahakō [ō] or macron (e.g., in place names of Hawai`i such as Lāna'i). However, you may notice these diacritical markings have been omitted throughout the website to ensure the best online experience for our visitors. recognizes the importance of using these markings to preserve the language and culture of Hawaii and respectfully uses them in all communications beyond the online platform.

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