On August 13, 1959 Ala Moana Center opened with over 80 merchants on 2 levels, becoming the largest mall in the US. Since then, the Center has grown to over 350 stores and restaurants on 4 levels, making it Hawaii's premier destination for shopping, dining, and entertainment and the world's largest open-air shopping center. We want to say Mahalo to all our merchants and customers for helping to make Ala Moana Hawaii's Center these past six decades.
To celebrate Ala Moana Center's 60th Anniversary, shoppers are invited to take a fun photo with friends and familly at the Selfie Wall, located on Mall Level 2, Center Court. Then post and share your pics using #Happy60AlaMoana and tag @alamoanacenter.
The commemorative 60th anniversary book highlights the story and legacy of Ala Moana Center. A behind-the-scenes look at the world’s largest open-air shopping center from its history and development, opening day, and the many transformations over the past six decades. Books are sold at Guest Services on Street Level 1, Center Court behind Centerstage.
Journey back to the inception of Ala Moana Center and see how the Center has transformed over six decades, remaining a shopper's paradise.
Watch as the Center begins construction in the 1950s and welcomes its first shoppers in 1959. (Credit: Hawaiian Dredging Construction Co.)
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