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Monday, August 12, 1996

Haleakala is one of the "Wonders" nominees.

Help choose our wonders

What's wonderful about Hawaii? A couple of weeks ago in a WatDat? column we answered a query about the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and then wondered if Hawaii had seven wonders worth wondering about. We asked for nominations.

Readers responded, not overwhelmingly, but enough so that there's no consensus. The only thing most seemed to agree on was that the Seven Wonders of Hawaii should be natural, not man-made. Sure, there were votes for Ala Moana Center, the Polynesian Cultural Center, the Duke Kahanamoku statue and even "all the Wyland murals in Hawaii." But the natural nominations far outweighed the unnatural.

Wonderful. After winnowing the nominations to the 17 listed, we need a run-off. Vote for your top seven of those listed here and mail it to Wonders, Honolulu Star-Bulletin, P.O. Box 3080, Honolulu, Hi, 96802 or fax to 523-7863 or e-mail at and don't vote more than once, you guys from the Blowhole Fan Club!

Makapuu Point, Oahu

Lanikai Beach, Oahu

Na Pali coast line, Kauai

Kilauea volcano, Hawaii

Mauna Kea/Mauna Loa, Hawaii

Haleakala, Maui

Waimea Canyon, Kauai

Koolau Mountains, Oahu

Black Sands Beach, Hawaii

Barking Sands Beach, Kauai

Diamond Head, Oahu

The Pali, Oahu

Iao Valley, Maui

The Blowhole, Oahu

Hanauma Bay, Oahu

Sacred Falls, Oahu

Akaka Falls, Hawaii

Send WatDat? questions, Making-A stories or any other story ideas or comments to: Features, Honolulu Star-Bulletin, P.O. Box 3080, Honolulu, HI 96802 or send a fax to 523-8509 or E-mail to Please include your phone number.

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