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Lekeleke Burial Ground

Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Important Historic Stop

Quick stop off the highway to see an important historical site. At this spot a battle occurred and... read more

Reviewed 21 December 2017
Sharon L
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This is an easy-to-miss stop on the highway, but luckily I did stop. Besides the historical... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2017
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Site of where 300 Hawaiians died in the Battle of Kuamoo.
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

Quick stop off the highway to see an important historical site. At this spot a battle occurred and is also a burial ground. Solemn, moving and sacred.

1  Thank Sharon L
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

This is an easy-to-miss stop on the highway, but luckily I did stop. Besides the historical significance, it has beautiful viewpoints. lava-rock paths lead to fantastic overlooks, with pounding waves and spray. Well worth a half hour of your time en route to anywhere else...More

1  Thank Ned_9
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Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

This jagged lava field is an important place in Hawaiian history, where a decisive battle occurred that changed their culture and practices... there's an excellent interpretive display here which explains its significance... stone terraces in the distance mark the locations where the fallen now lay....More

1  Thank G C
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Reviewed 14 April 2017

Easy hiking to lovely ocean view at this war memorial and burial ground. Lots of wild goat photo ops. Be respectful - this is a sacred place. Do not recommend flip flops.

1  Thank sparkinator99
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Reviewed 8 April 2017

This site holds historical significance and is the burial ground for warriors and one of the royals. It also has fabulous views of surf and sea and goats.

Thank kwetherholt8277
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Reviewed 26 March 2017

There was a flat walk to the edge of the rock shore. Waves splash high and the views are beautiful. We were there at dusk where there were many hearts of goats of all ages. The walk was on gravel but was flat and manageable!

Thank Jo Lynn N
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Reviewed 21 August 2016

This is the site of the battle over the future of the Hawaiian culture and the tradition of kapu. When Captain Cook's arrival and kapu violations was not met with traditional punishments, King Kamehameha II abolished the practice, A great battle resulted.

1  Thank Hank H
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Reviewed 5 August 2016

The site of the last battle in Hawaiian history. Now being preserved as a historic and educational site by a foundation started by descendants of Chiefess Manono who died during the battle. Just off the south end of Alii Drive past Keauhou Bay.

1  Thank Pekelo S
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Reviewed 10 February 2016

When Kamehameha II banned the Kapu (Taboo) system of "religion" (actually the government's religion there being no separation of church and state) a cataclysm similar to that of Ahknaton's edict of only one god in ancient Egypt occurred. The priest class that suddenly was rendered...More

4  Thank capndrake
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Reviewed 19 January 2016

Very spiritual area to me. Lots of history and lore. Walking the paths in the area was very relaxing and mindful. A good place for introspection.

1  Thank turtlegirl178
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