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Hawaii’s major national parks drew over 3 million people in 2023

More than 3.3 million people visited Hawaii’s two major national parks — Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park and the Pearl Harbor National Memorial — in 2023, an approximately 5.5% increase from the previous year. The parks are two of 400 national parks that reported recreational visitor numbers, with all the reporting parks seeing 325.5 million visitors in 2023, 13 million more visitors than in 2022.

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Visitors to the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center made their way to and from the USS Bowfin Museum on Tuesday.
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A group of visitors paused at the flag festooned entrance of the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center on Tuesday.
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Visitors to the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center inspected a scale model of the Imperial Japanese Navy aircraft carrier Akagi on Tuesday.
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Visitors to the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center stood atop a large map of the Pacific Theater on Tuesday.
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Visitors to the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center stood atop a large map of the Pacific Theater on Tuesday.
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Visitors to the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center paid their respects at the Waterfront Submarine Memorial on Tuesday.
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Visitors to the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center took selfies as others paid their respect at the Waterfront Submarine Memorial on Tuesday.
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A pair of visitors took photos at the anchor of the USS Arizona at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center on Tuesday.
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A group of visitors to the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center inspected a map of Oahu at the Remembrance Circle on Tuesday.
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A family visiting the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center were hands on at the informational displays on Tuesday.
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Visitors to the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center inspected a scale model of the Imperial Japanese Navy aircraft carrier Akagi on Tuesday.

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Hawaii’s 2 major national parks drew over 3 million people in 2023