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Address: 65-1158 Mamalahoa Hwy, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Closer to Waikaloa, Maunu Lani and Puako than Kailua.

From Mauna Lani, Waikaloa and Puako you are 10 miles closer to the big Food Land and Longs Drug stores at Waimea than to shopping in Kailua. Also, there are two Farmers' Markets... read more

Reviewed 6 January 2016
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Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Not really allot of shopping but a couple of decent places to check out, I wish there was more, it rained so hard while we were here but that didn't damper our shopping experience, when your in Waimea you need to check everything out.

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Colorado
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Reviewed 6 January 2016

From Mauna Lani, Waikaloa and Puako you are 10 miles closer to the big Food Land and Longs Drug stores at Waimea than to shopping in Kailua. Also, there are two Farmers' Markets in Waimea each Saturday morning. One in the center of town, the other on the east side. A great place to have breakfast. (Bring a jacket!)

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NY, NY
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488 reviews
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Reviewed 20 August 2015

Stopped here on a Sunday and half the shops and restaurants were closed. We bought some groceries and prepared food from the KTA Supermarket in the Shopping Center across the street. The lady cooks and serves the food which has a different theme every day of the week (Sunday = Filipino, Friday = Hawaiian, etc). Returned on a Tuesday after... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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1,126 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 315 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2015

We stopped off in Waimea en route up the Kohala coast and it really did have the feel of a old-fashioned American town. The shops we went into were all incredibly friendly but with no compulsion to buy if you didn't want to. The lovely lady in the General Stores even called other places when she didn't stock want we... More 

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Citrus Heights, California
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Reviewed 14 April 2015

Waimea is not your typical Hawaiian town. Parker ranch is in the area so you get a cowboy feel and the Parker ranch history is real interesting. Waimea is a small, country town. We found an L & L Barbecue there and the food was real good! I couldn't review it in the restaurant area because there wasn't a Waimea... More 

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Bryant, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2015

Who would have ever thought a beautiful Western town on the Big Island of Hawaii?! It was such a nice stop to walk about the shops, talk to the friendly people and view Mauna Kea with it's snow cap. Simply amazing!!!

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Michigan
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Reviewed 3 February 2015

Small town on the north end of island. Stores line each side of the road for a city block. Cute stores, friendly people.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Reviewed 8 September 2014

When the temperature hit 88 in Kona, off we went to Waimea and the cooler temperatures. The center has a food court with DQ / Orange Julius and several places to eat including a Chinese and a Korean takeout. Nearby are a number of shops,burger joints, grocery and gas station. You are basically downtown in a small town. It started... More 

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Waikoloa, Hawaii
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Reviewed 6 August 2013

Nice drive up the mountain from Waikoloa. The weather was approximately 20 degrees cooler and there was a nice mist. Small town charm. We ate at Island Burger near the Parker Ranch store.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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Reviewed 31 March 2012

Its less than an hour's drive to Waimea. For tourists Waimea is a nice atypical Hawaiian experience. It's cool, has a cowboy ranch history and mentality, and lots of quaintness, including,arguably, the best restaurant in Hawaii-Merriman's.

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