Elvis Aloha Statue
This lifelike bronze statue stands outside the Neal Blaisdell Center (formerly the Honolulu International Center Arena) to commemorate Elvis Presley’s legendary “Aloha From Hawaii” concert in January of 1972. The event, which took place at the arena, was broadcast to over 1.5 billion people worldwide via satellite (the world’s first) and it remains one of the most memorable concert events of the icon’s career. As everyone well knows, Elvis harbored a special fondness for Hawaii and its people, and the feeling was definitely mutual. It makes perfect sense, then, that Honolulu should house a commemorative statue of The King. If you’re a fan, don’t forget to bring a customary fresh flower lei to leave ‘round his neck to pay your respects.