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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
+1 808-885-7311
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

While the huge Parker Ranch is no longer offering tours of the Ranch itself, the headquarters near Waimea welcomes visitors weekdays 10:00 - 4:00. There you learn about the important place John Palmer Parker and his Ranch has had in cattle ranching in the past...More

Thank RANapier
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved stopping by the largest privately owned ranch in the United States. See the old homestead and then seeing the main house gave a good history and insight into this great Family and how well they treat the land and their employees. Would visit...More

Thank DaveHom1796
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

What a great Hunt!! My buddy and I went on this hunt as a first time hunt for both of us, Leon couldn't have been a better guide for us to have been paired with! We both have tons of experience handling firearms but none...More

Thank _Mistah_T_VB
Reviewed 1 August 2017

Such a complicated family history! Fascinating. I loved learning about how the paniola (cowboys) worked the ranch. What a skilled bunch of men they were/are. Definitely watch the video in the reconstructed house. The koa wood that the house is made from is GORGEOUS. No...More

Thank GypsyBlood T
Reviewed 22 July 2017

My wife and I recently visited the Parker Ranch Museum on the Big Island of Hawai`i. It was very well done and documented, presenting an enjoyable way to learn some of the history of the Big Island and the ranching operations thereon. It's well worth...More

2  Thank RCdeCruiser
Reviewed 23 June 2017

Beautiful horses and so many colts may greet you at the gate, so don't wait to take a picture! Although pictures are not permitted in Richard Smart's and the original ranch home, it is still a must to see in Waimea.

Thank LokelaniHonolulu
Reviewed 23 May 2017

I visited Parker Ranch in October 2013 to write an article on them. I fell in love with this ranch and its history and went back several times. The self-tour is free, and you learn all about the Ranch and its history. It hosted a...More

2  Thank Deborah T
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Yes, a lot of guide books have not been updated to reflect the closure of the separate visitor center. The headquarters still maintains a number of displays and historic buildings and is worth your time to visit if you have any interest in the history...More

Thank Mike W
Reviewed 26 April 2017

We enjoyed our visit to the Parker Ranch and actually visited with some of the folks who are currently involved in the ranching/cattle end of the business. It was very interesting!

1  Thank Coloradogirl523
Reviewed 7 March 2017

We first visited the Parker Ranch store in Waimea and were then given directions to the ranch. The visit is free and you can wander the beautiful historic homes, grounds and stable, there was only one other car there while we were visiting.

1  Thank Julie O
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