1964 & 1965 Official Guidebook & Souvenir Map Entries

The description of this exhibit from the 1964 Official Guide Book

Cover- 1964 Guidebook

The description of this exhibit from the 1965 Official Guide Book

Cover - 1965 Guidebook

The location of this exhibit on the 1964 Official Souvenir Map

Cover - 1964 Official Souvenir Map


Drum, guitar and ukulele music sets hula skirts swishing in the "Spirit of Aloha" exhibit. The Aumakua Tower, 80 feet high, with a ring of flaming torches at the 55-foot level, forms the gateway to a complex of structures: the Aloha Theme Pavilion, a Tourism and Industrial Exhibits building, the Five Volcanos Restaurant, an arcade of shops, an ancient village and the enclosed Aloha Theater. The area is landscaped with coconut and hala trees, orchids and other tropical plants.

* Admission: to the exhibit area, 25 cents. To the Aloha Theater shows: adults $2.00; children 50 cents; reserved seats $2.50. Canoe rides: adults $100; children 50 cents.

* Hours: 10 a.m. to 2 a.m.
CULTURE OF THE ISLANDS. The exhibition hall in the hexagonal Aloha Theme Pavilion has numerous displays of the islands' history and culture, including carved reproductions of the old Polynesian gods, thrones of the monarchy and views of the state today. One exhibit depicts the influx over the centuries of peoples from many Pacific lands.
HALL OF DREAMS. In the tourism and Industrial Exhibits, motion pictures focus on the wonders of Hawaii. Elsewhere, wall maps depict travel routes to the islands, and a tourist office stands ready to plan the trip.
THE CHARM OF OLD HAWAII. In the Ancient Hawaiian Village, craftsmen demonstrate native skills: how to construct a grass hut, shape stones into tools, and weave blossoms, seeds and strands into leis without thread or needles. Beach boys offer rides in outrigger canoes.
HAWAIIAN EXTRAVAGANZA. A one-hour show featuring entertainers from the islands is presented six times daily in the Aloha Theater, built on a man-made peninsula jutting into Meadow Lake.
RESTAURANTS. The Five Volcanoes Restaurant, symbolizing the volcanic origin of the Hawaiian Islands, has an indoor dining room, a Lava Pit Bar and an outdoor area seating 500, where there are daily buffet luncheons. Nightly, a three-hour, 12-course luau is held outdoors, complete with traditional dishes, rituals and dances. For snacks, the Sandwich Isle Bar offers fruits, nuts and other dishes from the islands.


The island state comes to life in song and dance, movies, outrigger canoe rides, bright flowers and exotic foods.

Costumed Hawaiian girls greet Fairgoers with leis and introduce them to displays of the history and culture of this melting pot of the Pacific. Hawaiian artisans work on handicrafts in a reproduction of an old-fashioned island village. The state's tourist attractions and industries are on exhibit, and its products are sold in shops.

ALOHA THEATER. Color movies of the islands are shown daily between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., and a 20-minute state show of Hawaiian songs and dances is presented twice an hour between 2 p.m. and 10 p.m.

CANOE RIDES. Beach boys take fairgoers for trips on Meadow Lake in replicas of ancient outrigger canoes.

RESTAURANTS. The Five Volcanoes Restaurant has buffet luncheons; at night, a three-hour, 12-course luau is held outdoors, complete with traditional dishes, rituals and dances. The Lava Pit Bar serves exotic island drinks.