Entered the Union: August 21, 1959
As the: 50th state
Motto: Ua Mau Ke Ea O Ka Aina I Ka Pono (The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness)
Nickname: Aloha State
Flower: Yellow Hibiscus
Song: Hawaii Ponoi (Hawaii's Own)
Sports Teams: None.
Origin of Name: The islands may have been named by Hawaii Loa, their traditional discoverer. They may also have been named after Hawaii or Hawaiki, the traditional home of the Polynesians.
Major Industries: Tourism, Sugarcane, Pineapples
Historical Sites: Puuhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park, Polynesian Cultural Center, U.S.S. Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor, Iolani Palace, Bernice P. Bishop Museum, Kealakekua Bay, Royal Mausoleum
Points of Interest: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Haleakala National Park, Waikiki Beach, Akaka Falls, Aloha Tower, Barking Sands, Sea Life Park, Waimea Canyon
Bordering States: Hawaii is surrounded by the Pacific Ocean.
Hawaii Vacation Accommodations
Popular Vacation Resorts: Hualalai, Waikoloa Beach Resort, Mauna Lani, and
Kolea offers some of the finest beachfront vacation rentals
on the Big Island of Hawaii. Enjoy luxurious two and three bedroom
vacation rentals at Kolea.