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Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park

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Address: 73-4786 Kanalani St, #14, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2600
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+1 808-329-6881
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US$ 123.96*
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Kona Tour: Coffee Plantation, Kealakekua Bay, Kaloko-Honokohau Park and Bee Farm
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Best place on the island to see Sea Turtles!

This is a wonderful place. Park at the visitors center and take the short hiking trail to the beach and fish pond - or park at the marina and take an even shorter hike straight to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a wonderful place. Park at the visitors center and take the short hiking trail to the beach and fish pond - or park at the marina and take an even shorter hike straight to the beach - this park is not to be missed while staying on the big island. Of all the beaches we went to, this... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great staff and informative tour re the Hawaii at the time of the alii. Beautiful old royal grounds and historic site for a view into the past.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went for a Tuesday morning walk with the geologist, got a great explanation of the lava flows through the park, the various plants native and invasive to the area, and saw turtles on the shore! Greatly recommend going here for a morning walk through the park and along the beach. Well worth it, just remember the sunglasses, hat, sunscreen and... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great spot to take a good walk, down to a beautiful view and see turtles!!! The path is partly gravel and mostly lava rock, so be sure to wear good shoes and not sandals. The beach is rocky as well. The view is gorgeous and it is great to be able to see the turtles. If you... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Having a few hours to kill before a flight, I stopped by the park a bit before sunset. It turned out to be one of the most picturesque experiences in Hawaii, with a view of a dramatic sunset and turtles on the beach. The main entrance on Route 19 closes at 4PM, but the side entrance at the west end... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The genius it took to survive and thrive on a lava desert is amazing. This fishing and fish farming village is an excellent example of the brilliance of the Hawaiian people. fish traps reach out into the ocean and ponds excavated just for this purpose survive is this ancient ruins. So much to see and learn. Also the beach is... More 

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Winchester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This site has the usual talks (turtles) and walks, but Thursday afternoon they allow a group of musicians to gather and play hawaiian music. It was great. They welcomed everyone and were having a great time themselves--a great use of a national resource.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This National Park is an overlooked gem on the Big Island! There is no entrance fee, free parking and if you time it right, on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30am, you can join an informative tour with park volunteer and geologist, Mark. He takes you on an easy walk and introduces you to the local flora, fauna, lava and petroglyphs.... More 

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Issaquah, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved Hawaii, but there are not many museums to learn about their culture. This one was one of our favorites; the place is beautiful too!

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Ferndale, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommended for those of all ages. The "place of refuge" has a lot of history to it. Realize what the true meaning of the Gold Coast is. Lots of fish and sea turtles. Take your time and enjoy!

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