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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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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
We were lucky enough to arrive the day before 4th of July on the Big Island and were thrilled to go to the 4th of July rodeo and horse races at Parker Ranch. We enjoyed the beautiful scenic drive to Waimea area and for $10...More
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.
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
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
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.
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.