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Hawaii Vacation Basic Facts

Hawaii Visitors Bureau, 2270 Kalakaua Avenue #801, Honolulu HI 96815; 808-923-1811;
800-464-2924; Fax: 808-924-0293. Email: Web: and

State Bird: nene (Hawaiian island goose)

State Dance: hula

State Fish: humuhumunukunuku apua'a (rectangular reef triggerfish)

State Flower: Hawaiian yellow hibiscus

State Gem: black coral

State Marine Mammal: humpback whale

State Motto: The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness.

State Nickname: Aloha State

State Song: Hawaii Ponoi (Hawaii's Own)

State Individual Sport: surfing

State Team Sport: outrigger canoe paddling

State Tree: kukui (candlenut)

Hawai‘i Color: red

Hawai‘i Flower: pua leluais

Kaho‘olawe Color: gray

Kaho‘olawe Flower: hinahina (native heliotrope)

Kaua‘i Color: purple

Kaua‘i Flower: mokihana

Kaua‘i Nickname: The Garden Island

Lana‘i Color: orange

Lana‘i Flower: kauna'oa (native dodder)

Maui Color: pink

Maui Flower: lokolani (damask rose)

Moloka‘i Color: green

Moloka‘i Flower: pua kukui (candlenut tree)

Ni‘ihau Color: white

Ni‘ihau Flower: pa pa (momi)

O‘ahu Color: golden yellow

O‘ahu Flower: pua 'ilima (dodder shrubs)

State Capitals

Lahaina, Hawaii — Capital of the Kingdom of Hawaii.

Honolulu, Hawaii — Present state capital.


Blue Hawaii; Hawaiian Love Song; Farewell Hawaii; Hawaii Five-O; Hawaii Ponoi (Hawaii's Own); Hawaiian Bells; Hawaiian Islands; Hawaiian Lulluby; Hawaiian Sunset; Hawaiian Tattoo; Hawaiian War Chant; and Hawaiian Wedding Song

State Specials

Hawaii is the only U.S. state that is completely surrounded by water.

Iolani Palace is the only official royal residence in the U.S.

The island of Lanai was at one time completely owned by Dole Foods and was the largest pineapple plantation in the world.

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