Hawaii will celebrate 50 years as the 50th state this year on August 21. There will be many festivities, which we will be covering as the date approaches. In the meantime, both Prince Resorts and Aqua Resorts have 50th Anniversary specials.
Did you know…
The land mass of Hawaii consists of over 6,000 square miles
Mauna Kea summit is the highest point in the state, at 13,806 feet It snows in winter and is rather cold year-round.
The Nene (a Hawaiian duck) is our state bird. It is both endangered and protected.
The hibiscus, Pua Aloalo, is the state flower
Kukui is our state tree
Hawaii is the widest state, stretching east to west nearly 1,500 miles from French Frigate Shoals to the Big Island. It also stretches 1,600 miles from north (Kure Atoll) to south (again the Big Island)
And last but not least, don’t forget the beloved Hawaiian Monk Seal, which last year was named our State mammal.
If you want to go crazy with more Hawaii trivia, check this out.