Puukohola National Historic Park

Puukohola National Historic Park

Puukohola National Historic Park
4.5
7:45 AM - 4:45 PM
Monday
7:45 AM - 4:45 PM
Tuesday
7:45 AM - 4:45 PM
Wednesday
7:45 AM - 4:45 PM
Thursday
7:45 AM - 4:45 PM
Friday
7:45 AM - 4:45 PM
Saturday
7:45 AM - 4:45 PM
Sunday
7:45 AM - 4:45 PM
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Historical park honoring King Kamehameha
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4.5
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Lisa J
Plant City, FL937 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
An amazing story and an amzing temple. There is a really good movie that explains the story of Pu'ukohola and the king. They do not let you go up into the temple so there is really not much to see there. There are a few artifacts in the gift shop to see. The view is beautiful and they said they saw whales that morning.
Written 19 March 2024
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Linda M
Mercer, PA15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
You will learn about the culture.
Take water,sunscreen, walk the trail. Hat to cover your ears!
Very windy!
Watch the movie!
Written 7 July 2023
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Deb W
Reno, NV2,461 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
I can't remember how many times we drove by this and didn't notice it. This is a great self-service tour. There is a shop, movie on loop and short hike. It's good to get a bit of history and we really enjoyed this stop.
Written 25 February 2023
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SonomaNut
Sonoma, CA1,107 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
Not expected to find such an interesting native history location. We learned a lot from an in person ranger talk, not the typical movie. Who could guess how many round lava stones can be transported 20 miles, one hand to another, over 10 years. Yes, a lot. Walk around to see the structures round lava rock can build.
Written 22 January 2023
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CZ1143
Aurora, IL208 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
This is one of four sites operated by the National Park Service on the Big Island. This site wasn’t on any “top” lists of things to do on the internet, but it was an amazing find. There were only a handful of visitors when we were there. Site includes a new 27 min video about all the Hawaiian history of this site. There is a walking path around the site to view several ruins. We spent about 90 minutes here, and we were glad we stopped.
Written 10 January 2023
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Tim L
Kuna, ID70 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
Take 30 minutes and appreciate Hawaii's history. The defense and strength of the island and how the islands would eventually unite.
Written 12 October 2022
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Mike F
Antigo, WI401 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Great stop, great history and beautiful place! Do the audio tour! Very glad we were able to make it here, my boys loved it. Half hour to see it all, and the gift shop is great. The ranger was awesome and did a great job with my boys; completing the book and getting their badge. We really enjoyed our time...and its right by the beach! Perfect!
Written 23 August 2022
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Laurie G
Colleyville, TX47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
So glad we stopped! This is an amazing temple and historic site built in part by King Kamehamema I before he started his conquest to unite the Hawaiian Islands. There is an informative film and and even better NPS ranger at the gift shop that will share with you the history of the site. There was no one there the day we visited. It was so beautiful and interesting! I would highly recommend you stop by Anuenue and get some delicious shave ice before or after your visit since it's right there!
Written 15 July 2022
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pretzelbender
Portland, OR10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Couples
If you are a history buff you need to visit. Nice succinct story of Kamehameha friendly knowledgeable staff. Stop you will like it
Written 27 April 2022
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Brandy P
Rowlett, TX34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Family
The park ranger really made it great. Told the story and history of this site. When you know the history you can really appreciate the tour. With a smartphone you can download a QR code with a 30 minute self guided tour of the area. Highly recommend. The path is paved and you can walk it in flip flops. Nice arrangements of artifacts inside the office area
Written 3 October 2021
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