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Paniolo Heritage Center

67-139 Pukalani Rd, Kamuela, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-8383
+1 808-854-1541
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We went here on a Wednesday when they have a farmers market. First the market was outstanding. Real... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2018
Frank P
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Eugene, Oregon
Very Informative History of the Paniolo Tradition on the Big Island

My wife and I stopped by the Paniolo Heritage Center on our recent visit to Waimea. We first... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2017
RCdeCruiser
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Ashland, Oregon
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The Paniolo Heritage Center at Historic Pukalani Stables is the birthplace of the Hawaiian cowboy (the paniolo) on Parker Ranch, Big Island, Hawaii. Pukalani Stables is now home to Paniolo Preservation Society (PPS), which was formed in 1998 as a non-profit 501-c-3 to help preserve the cowboy heritage of Hawaii. In cooperation with Parker Ranch, PPS has restored the century-old Pukalani Stables as Waimea's first Paniolo Heritage Center, which includes a Paniolo Hall of Fame and a Hawaiian Saddle exhibit. Admission is free to the public, Tuesdays to Saturdays, 9:00am to 2:00pm. The Paniolo Heritage Center has two farmers markets each week featuring the best in local produce, craft vendors, meals and snacks, and live music too! The Paniolo Heritage Museum and Saddle Shop are open during market hours. Market time is a great time to visit the Paniolo Heritage Center at Pukalani Stables! The Waimea Midweek Farmers Market is every Wednesday from 9:00am to 3:00pm. The Kamuela Farmers Market is every Saturday from 7:00am to Noon. Established in 1998, Paniolo Preservation Society was founded in 1998 as a 501(c)3 to increase public awareness of the historical, present-day and future significance of Hawai'i's ranching industry with emphasis on the roles, traditions and contributions of the paniolo. PPS is dedicated to preserving the paniolo tradition as a profound part of the history of Hawai'i and the American West. PPS is committed to perpetuating Hawaiian ranching as a proud and living heritage and contributor to the economic and cultural vitality and diversity of Hawai'i. Organizational Goals: * Educate for increased public awareness of the significance of Hawai'i's ranching history and technological innovations. * Collect, preserve and interpret artifacts and documentation that represent paniolo heritage. Collect, preserve and interpret the living heritage of the paniolo. * Provide financial resources to achieve the mission and goals via membership and fundraising.
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67-139 Pukalani Rd, Kamuela, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-8383
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Reviewed 13 February 2018

We went here on a Wednesday when they have a farmers market. First the market was outstanding. Real local farmers with great veggies. Crafts were also done by locals which is a refreshing change from some of the other markets we found on the island....More

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Reviewed 22 July 2017

My wife and I stopped by the Paniolo Heritage Center on our recent visit to Waimea. We first visited it on a Saturday when looking to purchase flowers at a farmer's market. Waimea boasts several farmer's markets on Saturdays, one at the Paiolo Heritage Center....More

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Reviewed 15 March 2017

This museum is where the mid- week Farmer's Market is, and a regular larger Sat. Market. Take the time to go through the museum, it is short, and sweet.

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Reviewed 23 November 2016

Nice place for a little history and relaxing. I especially like the Paniolo Hall of Fame since I own horses. We went to the Farmer's Market mid week and there was a variety of items for sale.

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Reviewed 29 August 2016

This is a great place to visit. Full of Paniolo history and home of the Paniolo Hall of fame. It's a must see for all visitors and locals alike.

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Reviewed 16 July 2016

The mid week market has good local produce and if you get lucky florals. Always good plate lunch. Some plants. A variety of local crafts and photographers. Beautiful stop off for photographers.

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Reviewed 9 February 2016

While in Waikoloa we picked up a brochure announcing the opening of the new Farmer's Market in Waimea. It will be monthly at the Paniola Heritage Center. We enjoyed being with the local people on this opening day. Great food vendors, crafts, plants, etc. Plus...More

2  Thank 66Marla
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Reviewed 11 December 2015

What an interesting place for us ND ranchers. The history of the paniolo in Hawaii is fascinating. Old saddles, tack, bits, etc. Lots of pictures of how they got the cattle on the boats. Wow. You can watch a fellow make saddles and tack too....More

3  Thank Nicalaine B
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Reviewed 19 October 2014

While the Paniolo Heritage Center focused more on the Cattle industry of Hawaii, rather than the Spanish or Vaquero influence on it, my visit there was educational and interesting. After visiting, I became very aware of historical and modern cattle ranching and felt more connected...More

1  Thank Rosie K
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