Hawaii depends a great deal on tourism and the federal government shutdown isn’t the best of news for many travelers who are here now and those scheduled to arrive in the coming days … if a visit to one of our national parks is part of the itinerary,
Keep in mind, however, all of the state and county parks, beaches and trails remain open and none of the state's airports have been affected. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Towers, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Customs and Border Protection (CBP) are continuing to operate at Hawaii's airports, as essential personnel.
Many visitor attractions and museums are also open including:
- Bishop Museum
- Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor
- USS Missouri
- Polynesian Cultural Center
- Hawaii’s Plantation Village
However, all of the National Parks in Hawaii have been closed, including:
- Ala Kahakai National Historic Trails, Hawaii Island
- Haleakala National Park, Maui
- Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii Island *
- Kalaupapa National Historic Park, Molokai
- Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park, Hawaii Island
- Puuhonua o Honaunau National Historic Park, Hawaii Island
- Puukohola Heiau National Historic Site, Hawaii Island
- USS Arizona Memorial, Oahu
- USS Bowfin Submarine, Oahu
In addition, the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center on Maui and the Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge on Kauai have been closed.
*Since Volcano House and Namakanipaio Cabins are located within Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, both facilities are also closed.