Rolling Around Hawaii
Travelers who have physical disabilities should rest assured in knowing that Hawaii has numerous tours and locations that are wheelchair accessible. Oahu is under the jurisdiction of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which requires that wheelchair ramps be available next to staircases and escalators should have a corresponding elevator. Here’s a few of the most popular attractions for visitors to Oahu, Hawaii!
USS Arizona Memorial – Pearl Harbor
The infamous site of one of the deadliest attacks on American soil memorializes the lives lost at the USS Arizona wreckage. For decades, survivors of the Pearl Harbor attack have returned with their families to recount the sacrifices made on the fateful day. Below is the handicap accessible information at the memorial site:
We offer reserved parking for visitors with disabilities at the front of the lot a short distance from the entrance. Within the Visitor’s Center, all restrooms, galleries, drinking fountains, the information desk, the movie theater, and the bookstore are all accessible by wheelchair. Strategically placed benches allow frequent rests for visitors with difficult walking long distances. If you require the use of a wheelchair, please be advised that Pearl Harbor does not have wheelchair for rent or use except in the case of an emergency. There are third party companies available who can rent you a wheelchair prior to your tour.- PearlHarborOahu.com
‘Iolani Palace – Honolulu
Arguably one of the most popular historical buildings in Honolulu thanks to the long-running CBS series, Hawaii Five-O, Iolani Palace represents a time when King Kalakaua and his sister and successor, Queen Liliuokalani, walked the halls and ruled the Kingdom of Hawaii.
All public areas of Iolani Palace and Iolani Barracks are wheelchair accessible. Motorized scooters and electric wheelchairs are not permitted in the Palace itself. A limited supply of standardized wheelchairs is available for use inside the Palace for those visitors who are unable to use the stairs, and we recommend reserving one in advance. These wheelchairs are available on a first come, first served basis, free of charge. Upon ticket purchase, please inform the cashier of special requirements. – IolaniPalace.org/visit/accessibility
Who goes to Hawaii and not hit the beach? Below is a list of the public beaches that are friendly to wheelchair users. All terrain wheelchairs are available at selected beaches on Oahu including:
- Ala Moana Beach Park
- Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve
- Kailua Beach Park
- Kualoa Regional Park
- Pokai Bay Beach Paark
- Fort DeRussy Beach
- Sans Souci Beach
Rent A Beach Wheelchair in Oahu, Hawaii
For further information on renting a beach wheelchair or mobility scooter in Oahu, Hawaii, visit our Hawaiian Islands Medical Rental Store. Hawaiian Islands Medical provides quality durable medical equipment for rent and sale.