Introduction to Waipahu, Hawaii
Waipahu, Hawaii, in Honolulu county, is 11 miles NW of Honolulu, Hawaii. The town is in the Honolulu area.
The word 'waipahu' is derived from the Hawaiian words 'wai' and 'pahu' which means bursting water. It is a census designated place. It was formerly a sugar plantation town. The Oahu Sugar Company was incorporated in 1897. Waipahu was named by the company's directors as the site for sugar mill. In 1923, an athletic field was built in the town. It is now known as Hans L'Orange park.
Waipahu and nearby Attractions
- Bishop Museum
- Hawaii Maritime Center
- Honolulu Academy of Arts
- Iolani Palace
- Honolulu Zoo
Things To Do In Waipahu
Tourists can visit the Contemporary Museum, U.S. Army Museum, USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park, and Hawaii's Plantation Village. Theater lovers can enjoy the Hawaii Theater. Those interested in golf can visit the Waikele Golf Club, Ted Makalena Golf Course, or Pali Municipal Golf Course. There are many churches in the city at which one can have a look at like the Waipahu Free Will Baptist Church, Waipahu Samoan Assembly of God Church, and the Waipahu Seventh Day Adventist Church. The Waipahu Shopping Plaza, West gate Shopping Center and a couple of other shopping centers are often visited by tourists.
Honolulu International Airport is nearby.
Waipahu Higher Education
Leeward Community College, Honolulu Community College, Kapiolani Community College, and Brigham Young University - Hawaii Campus are some of the institutes from where the residents can avail higher education.