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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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"koa wood"
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"self guided tour"
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"art collection"
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"original house"
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"the main house"
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"interesting history"
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"the big island"
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"newer home"
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"interesting visit"
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"historical homes"
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"visitor center"
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"history lesson"
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Reviewed yesterday 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 2 days ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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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Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

We drove up to Parker Ranch. What a beautiful drive. It was very interesting to learn about the Hawaiian cowboys. Parker Ranch was the largest cattle ranch in the United States. The visitor center was closed because we were there on a Sunday. I’ll go...More

1  Thank maryaling
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

Learned many interesting facts about Hawaiian cowboys. They had many challenges with the cattle. Those cattle sound meaner than Texas longhorns! I cannot imagine doing all they had to do to get the cattle to market. No simple trail drive for them! The museum had...More

Thank JAB43
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Reviewed 24 November 2017

This was a small piece of the enormous Parker Ranch and the home was transported from another location. It's a fascinating throwback to the old days of Hawaii. An interesting film and display trace the history of this section of The Big Island of Hawaii...More

2  Thank drrsfrank
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

We are big on seeing a lot of sites in a relatively short time when we go places. In other words we would love to see 10 different sites that we spend 30 minutes to two hours on , than go to one big attraction...More

1  Thank Viper51
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Reviewed 26 September 2017 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

1  Thank RANapier
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