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Wailoa River State Recreation Area

Off Pauahi Street, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
+1 808-587-0400
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Off Pauahi Street, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
+1 808-587-0400
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Reviewed 18 February 2017

The large gold statue that you see as soon as you drive into the park of of King Kamehameha. You will often see colorful leis around his neck to show the love and respect of the Hawaiian people for this former monarch of theirs. The...More

Thank AlohaIslander
Reviewed 10 February 2017

We stopped her to get out and just take a stretch. A very beautiful place to just wander. Tropical plants all around you and birds everywhere a very peaceful place to just enjoy Hawaii.

Thank Allan B
Reviewed 9 September 2016

A beautiful park not living up to its potential. A result of bad management- they even foolishly defaced their own responsibility- painted the trees. Other criminal activity not controlled well.

1  Thank pagomes
Reviewed 5 April 2016

Nice place to visit and relax in Hilo. Only problem is mosquitos. Bring your mosquito repellent because they love visitor's blood better than the locals'.

1  Thank intertradegroup
Reviewed 7 March 2016

Every visit to Hilo isn't complete without a stop to the King Kamehameha statue, just to be polite & ask his blessing for landing on his island. The rest of the park is beautiful with some very unique bridges, There's always some Ducks & Nene...More

1  Thank Denis2727
Reviewed 22 July 2015

This is a very nice park, full of bridges and beautiful trees, and very scenic. It also has one of Hawaii's four King Kamehameha statues which is definitely worth seeing. However, there is little to do in this park for more than an hour.

1  Thank Dean H
Reviewed 12 June 2015

My husband and I explored this area during our honeymoon. We enjoyed the views and short walks to Rainbow Falls and Boiling Pots. We saw a huge banyan tree at Rainbow Falls. We would definitely return as this attraction was free and had amazing scenery....More

Thank Ginas418
Reviewed 23 April 2015 via mobile

I have been goin tonwailoa state park all my life. This park is genuine and serene in jt own way. You have parts of the park that are frequently visited by people, then there are spots that only a few people know of. Theres restrooms,...More

Thank Titaloke
Reviewed 28 March 2015

We stopped here briefly on a hoppa on hoppa off bus tour. One could easily spend more time just relaxing in this park and going for a leisurely stroll. The statue of the King is a nice photo op.

Thank imtom55711
Reviewed 30 March 2012

Nothing much here but the King Kamehemeha statue/monument. Sure the park is ok, but not worth spending much time in. Plus, this is the home of Hilo's version of the "occupy" movement. The corner of leading into the park is flanked with banners and signs...More

Thank jvptravels
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