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This 182-acre park contains the Puuhonua, a sacred place of refuge, as well as other temples and coastal sites.
1871 Trail, Honaunau, Island of Hawaii, HI 96726
+1 808-328-2326
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Worth the 45 minute drive from Waikoloa. Wonderful park, full of history and ancient grounds of Hawaiian royalty. Enjoyed the grounds, tiki gods and lava beds.

Thank Sharon S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went here today great place lots of history we really enjoyed going through the trail and learning all about the history of the park

Thank kmh4nym
Reviewed 4 days ago

We came to this place as a side quest but ended up staying longer than planned. Coming here from Kona took us about 45 minutes but it was worth the drive to learn about a piece of Hawaiian history. The entrance fee was $15 per...More

Thank RainbowCowboy
Reviewed 4 days ago

I loved seeing the history in the artifacts and buildings from the past. I loved the recordings that one could play to get more information.

Thank Jullisa
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is an interesting place to visit if you are nearby. It's not worth a long drive. There is a beach near it that was nice.

Thank jmiller2018505
Reviewed 1 week ago

The day I went there was a cultural festival with people during this event being very friendly sharing the history of their island the park it self is not that large but its a must see if you travel to Big island.

Thank Luis G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There was an event at the park when we were visiting with various stations which demonstrations and discussions of pre-Captain Cook Hawaiian life. Very enjoyable and informative. Wish they had more permanent information on the premises, maybe posters? Next to it is good snorkeling at...More

Thank CharliefromTampa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was disappointed because I wanted to know more about the history and cultural significance of what was supposed to be in this park.

Thank Melanie M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A national park with beautiful grounds. It was an ancient refuge for those that were seeking asylum for breaking the kapu laws. They have reconstructed temples, huts and great walls. Also a good place to see sea turtles. A self guided tour.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did the self guided tour and it was very interesting. As we finished that, we luckily arrived at the ranger theater in time for the short film and ranger presentation. It was well worth listening to the program and gave us good general history...More

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29 December 2017|
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Response from walapsbit | Reviewed this property |
We attended two Ranger talks mid morning, and close to noon. Ask the exact times upon entering the park. Both very informative, highly recommended. One is in the covered pavilion, and the other is a walking tour of the... More
Stephanie S
20 April 2017|
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Response from jbla32 | Reviewed this property |
About an hour
19 February 2017|
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Response from Jay S | Reviewed this property |
No tour necessary, though I'm sure there are folks hoping to charge you. Pu'uhonua o Honaunau it is an easy drive from Kona, and it is a National Park, so other than a modest entrance fee, no other costs. Once in Park... More