The King David Kalakaua Statue in Waikiki is a monument that honors the last ruling king of Hawaii. He was born in 1836 and ruled the Hawaiian Islands from 1874 until 1891. During his time in Hawaii, he was one of the most important leaders and secured a place in the islands for nearly two million Japanese immigrants. The statue was created by Native Hawaiian sculptor Sean Browne in the mid-1980s and was dedicated in Waikiki, Hawaii, on February 8, 1991. It is located at 2050 Kalākaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815.
The Statue is a popular destination for tourists and locals alike. It is a great place to get up close and personal with the late king. The statue commemorates the monarch’s life, his long reign, and his legacy. Kalakaua was a cosmopolitan who visited the United States in 1874, becoming the first monarch to do so. He was also a great supporter of Polynesian culture, and the ukulele, which is still played today. Discover what’s next
The Statue is located on Kalakaua Avenue, the “main strip” of Waikiki. It was dedicated during King Kalakaua’s coronation ceremony. The statue is also known as the King David Statue. Its history is fascinating and worth exploring.