Most People Have No Idea This Unique Tunnel In Hawaii Exists
Approximately 450 feet underground, below the streets of Oahu, sits a true feat of engineering: a massive, little-known tunnel, a rail car and subway named the Howling Owl and 20 massive fuel tanks the tunnel system was built to store. This is the Red Hill Underground Fuel Storage Facility, a top secret military facility built during the early 1940s for wartime use.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life. While we continue to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, please take proper precautions or add them to your bucket list to see at a later date. If you know of a local business that could use some extra support during these times, please nominate them here: onlyinyourstate.com/nominate
For a more comprehensive lesson about the tunnels history and construction, be sure to watch this video uploaded by the U.S. Fleet Forces Command in 2011, less than 20 years after the site was declassified.
Did you know about this impressive fuel storage facility hiding underneath the island? Learn about another little-known little know feat of engineering and wartime relic, the Waikiki Natatorium, here.
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.
Thank you! You'll receive your first newsletter soon!