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Parker Ranch

66-1304 Mamalahoa Hwy, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-7503
+1 808-885-7311
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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 Island. Open Monday through Friday, from 8:00am until 4:00pm for free self-guided tours which includes a 20 minute video on the history of the Ranch.
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66-1304 Mamalahoa Hwy, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-7503
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was interesting but the initial introduction seemed a bit long and on the edge of dull and boring. Overall the history of the Parker Ranch was extremely interesting and we did very much enjoy touring the house.

Thank rbymail
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Reviewed 8 May 2018

We enjoyed learning about the history of the Big Island and the "pioneers"/"conquerors" who helped establish the ranching community in the area. It was interesting to learn how Parker married into the royal family and started a diverse dynasty that many local Big Islanders can...More

1  Thank chantaldangler
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

Visited both the mansion and the original Parker Homes. The mansion contained valuable paintings and furniture from family collections and panels detailing a complete history of the Parker family and property from its beginnings in 1850 by John Parker to the sixth generation heir Richard...More

Thank 44statesandcounting
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Reviewed 9 March 2018

The history of Parker ranch and its ties to Hollywood, make for an interesting story. Entrance is off the upper Mamaloa highway from Kona.

Thank charlesodonnell
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Stopped and looked at the horses on the way up the drive. Easy self guided tour. Local history and house was interesting to see and learn about.

Thank Stephanie D
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Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

Wonderful history lesson. One of those no cost tours that should not be missed. The grounds are nicely kept, buildings have been kept up and the people there are friendly. The magnitude of land that was and is in control of the Trust is amazing.

Thank Bob R
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Reviewed 24 February 2018

We went as a large group for a rodeo, dinner, music and games. The rodeo was a competition between two groups of high school riders. After the competition we had dinner with a live country western band playing in the background.

Thank SUSANCROUCH
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Reviewed 18 February 2018

I tagged along with a rancher friend who wanted to see the Parker ranch, and ended up really enjoying this stop. Be sure to read the story board timelines in the main house for a unique historic perspective.

Thank m3montana
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Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

We had heard about the Parker Ranch, as being the largest in the Hawaiian Islands. We visited the historic homes, and expected rather more. It appeared that we were just tolerated rather than welcomed in the main house. The exhibits did have historical interest, but...More

Thank Tony E
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Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

Stopped in for a quick history lesson of the Parker Ranch. In the small historical home, they show a brief film that describes the early history and current operations of the cattle ranch. The other house was the home of the last owner and contains...More

1  Thank Lladnar
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