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Puukohola National Historic Park

Hwy 270, near Kawaihae Harbor, 62-3601 Kawaihae Rd, Kawaihae, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
+1 808-882-7218
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Historical park honoring King Kamehameha
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good40%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Hwy 270, near Kawaihae Harbor, 62-3601 Kawaihae Rd, Kawaihae, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
+1 808-882-7218
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We noticed this historical site when we were looking for cheap eats in Kawaihae. The Visitor Center and signs provide historical info.

Thank twopisces
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All along the Kohola coast there are ancient Hawaiian dwellings, communities and temples. This National Park helps explore the history in a respectful way. Not as much as the State park at Lapakahi which is farther north. But a nice start if you want just...More

Thank drmlmom
Reviewed 1 November 2017

Let’s face it: without Kamehameha, all of the wars, human sacrifice, politics, missionaries, traders, and Captain Cook, we wouldn’t have the 50h State. So get into your history, learn what made Hawai’i Hawai’i, and visit this sacred site. Learn that it took thousands of men,...More

Thank SledMan
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

We visited the park and spent time with George the ranger and Helene and Leanne who are part of the staff. The displays were highly educational and the park itself is great. Make sure to download the narrative app as it was highly informative. Enjoy...More

Thank terry3124
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

The views on the drive down to this historical sight are amazing. The park itself is very interesting and there are park rangers on hand to tell you all about what happened here. It wasn’t very busy when we visited. Most people appear to be...More

Thank Andrew P
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Recommended by our valet. This place is Beautiful, historic and not crowded. Great black sand beach is a short walk. A must see!

Thank whatevr36
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

Great visitors center - good bathrooms. Paved walking path and gift shop. Very cool historical site for myself. Teenagers thought it was boring. Similar to national park site on main land. Lots of parking.

Thank Rae Lynn C
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

The rangers are very helpful. Make sure to download the audio tour. This makes the place so much more interesting for everyone, including the teens who can use their own phones to guide them.

Thank Renee S
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Great place to visit and learn about the history of Hawaii, the National Park Rangers were most informative and helpful. the location is beautify with black sand and both times we have been here we have been able to see sea turtles from or on...More

Thank Rx-Wayne
Reviewed 29 July 2017

This site has a very informative visitor center. You can learn a lot about the history of the islands there. Very helpful staff. The grounds and historic sites are easy to access. There is a park close by on the beach too if you want...More

Thank micstebou
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