We Dare You To Take This Road Trip To Oahu’s Most Abandoned Places
When people move on and industry crumbles, the remains are often abandoned amid the landscape — and the Hawaiian Islands are no exception. Even on the highly populated island of Oahu, abandoned places are common — if you know where to look, that is. From abandoned highways and royal residences to sugar mills and telegraph stations, there is something strangely beautiful about man-made structures being taken back by the land. That’s why we created this Oahu road trip to eight of the most famous abandoned places in Hawaii — clocking in at just under three hours and 84 miles from the picturesque north shore to Ewa. Gas up the car and get ready for a spooky adventure!
From a high school haunted by a crying girl to roads, hotels, and buildings with some supernatural residents, the Aloha State is home to various ghosts that have decided to make the islands their permanent home in the afterlife, but nowhere is considered more haunted than the notoriously spooky Kaimuki House, where a man-eating ghost from Japanese folklore is said to live. The haunting has been well-documented over the years and is quite the tale.
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Whether you believe in ghosts or not, it’s hard to deny the spooky energy felt at various historic sites across the islands of Hawaii — like Mo’okini Luakini Heiau, which was one of the first temples to be built on the island and has an evil history rife with human sacrifice. If you’re looking for the most unique Halloween attraction in Hawaii, you’ll want to check out Hawaii Plantation Village, which is not only the site for one of Oahu’s most popular October destinations but is rumored to be legitimately haunted.
Address: 59-864 Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa, HI 96712, USA
Address: Waialee Beach, Pupukea, HI 96712, USA
Address: Kualoa Sugar Mill Beach, Kahaluu, HI 96744, USA
Address: Nuuanu Pali Dr, Kaneohe, HI 96744, USA
Address: Lulumahu Trail, Honolulu, HI 96817, USA
Address: Lyon Arboretum, 3860 Manoa Rd, Honolulu, HI 96822, USA
Address: Hawaiian Railway Society, 91-1001 Renton Rd, Ewa Beach, HI 96706, USA
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With more than 10 years of experience as a professional writer, Megan holds a degree in Mass Media from her home state of Minnesota. After college, she chose to trade in her winter boots for slippahs and moved to the beautiful island of Oahu, where she has been living for more than five years. She lives on the west side but is constantly taking mini-road trips across the island and visits the neighboring islands whenever she can getaway. She loves hiking, snorkeling, locally-grown coffee, and finding the best acai bowl on Oahu.