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Parker Ranch

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The Parker Ranch Family Estate (also known as the Historic Homes & Gardens) was home to the Parker family from 1879 to 1992. From these homes the Parker's ran a cattle empire that survives to this day and at its height spanned half of the Big...more
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66-1304 Mamalahoa Hwy, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-7503
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was one of the original ranches in Hawaii, from what I discerned. Lots of historical things to see. A beautiful driveway. A beautiful building. A person on duty to answer questions. Don't expect to see cows even though they have about 15,000, but that...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

For anyone interested in the history of Hawaii and especially the Big Island this is a must. There is access to several historic buildings and well thought out explanations about the Parker Ranch and its place in Hawiian history. A very interesting family with both...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Ken F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this on a beautiful day and did the self-guided tour. It was really interesting to see the family time-line and all the history surrounding this ranch. This is a must visit.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Frank B
Reviewed 14 February 2019

We stopped at the Parker Ranch Centre to do a bit of exploring. They have preserved the buildings well, and include many interesting artifacts and articles about the history of the Parker Ranch and the original family who founded the ranch. It took us about...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank BCTraveller89
Reviewed 6 February 2019

Sight seeing in Waimea is not complete without a stop at the Parker Ranch. A self-guided tour starts with an informative 20-minute video. Superb memorabilia provide a close-up and personal insight into the Parker family.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 23 January 2019

The ranch is located close to Waimea and the house and original homestead are open to the public for free. The original homestead was moved on to the property. It is made of beautiful wood. There are stairs up to the second floor and the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mary H
Reviewed 25 December 2018

Great stop to learn about the local families of the area and history of the big island. Beautiful grounds, trees and foliage.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank CraftTheTravel
Reviewed 7 November 2018

The Parker Ranch had a very interesting history. John Parker became liked by the Royalty in Hawaii and he was a sailor from Massachusetts who jumped ship. He married into Royalty and created the ranch from two acres, which he was given, to 500,000 acres....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 2 October 2018

Home belonged to the Smart family who built Waimea town and owned almost all the land around it - their Parker Ranch was the biggest ranch anywhere in the US - good place to learn history of the area.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

Not out of the way if your around Waimea in the daylight. Great historic site and will learn a great deal about early Hawaii politics and industry. See a house built entirely of Koa wood. An unusual find because of the expense. Cost is free,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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