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Easy to miss

The stone is set right next to the road, outside the library in Hilo. It's easy to miss. I find... read more

Reviewed 16 June 2018
Chicago, Illinois
Quick stop with informative signs

One can easily overlook this because it looks like landscaping decor right in town (on the grounds... read more

Reviewed 13 June 2018
Judi C
Fishers, Indiana
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300 Waianuenue Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2447
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Reviewed 16 June 2018

The stone is set right next to the road, outside the library in Hilo. It's easy to miss. I find the history and legends of Hawaii fascinating, but not everyone in our group agreed. They ran over to the ice cream shop while I read...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank listar136
Reviewed 13 June 2018

One can easily overlook this because it looks like landscaping decor right in town (on the grounds of the public library), but it's a nice stop for a bit of Hawaiian history/lore. There are actually two stones -- the Naha Stone and a "pinao" stone.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Judi C
Reviewed 22 April 2018

Yep they are stones . Takes seconds to look at them lol .Not a l or to see i. Hilo so you may as well drive past them !

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank simpleyme
Reviewed 24 March 2018

Stopped to see this stone in front of the Hilo Public Library as it was suggested by our car tour guide but was disappointed. It apparently weighs 5000 pounds. There is a legend that is associated with it. I would not stop if you are...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Lakecomo16
Reviewed 26 February 2018

Our tour bus stopped here and explained the legend of the Naha Stone. The legend: Located in front of the Hilo Public Library are two stones, one of them larger than the other. This larger one is called the Nana Stone. In ancient Hawaii, it...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 31 December 2017

Went for a walk to specifically find this stone. and was good to read the history. A local saw us reading the information and recommended that we also go into the Public Library to admire its layout around a central courtyard. Was a good activity...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Michele J
Reviewed 16 November 2017

While the myth of the Naha stones is interesting. They appear as two rocks in front of the library. They might as well be park benches. If they were placed in a beautiful garden with some other interesting cultural displays they might seem more interesting.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank TedinHawaii
Reviewed 27 October 2017

it's by the library, I spent a lot of time there and pass by this stone every time. Ask a local about the story :)

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Whitney W
Reviewed 12 October 2017

See the King Kamehameha statue in the Wailoa River State park in Hilo first, then appreciate the history of this stone. The library was easy to locate with GPS, and everything of interest (Tsunami museum, King Kamehameha statue, the bay, restaurants, etc.) is close by....More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 22 September 2017

It has great meaning to the native people, I mean no disrespect, but it is simply a large, heavy stone. You can take a picture of it as you drive by.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank dad414
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