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Puukohola National Historic Park

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Address: Hwy 270, near Kawaihae Harbor, 62-3601 Kawaihae Rd, Kawaihae, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
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Historical park honoring King Kamehameha

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The Second Most Historic Site in Hawaii

The second-most historic site in Hawaii is nowhere near as famous as Pearl Harbor, but merits a visit if you happen to be on the Big Island. It is Pu’ukohola, located on and... read more

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The second-most historic site in Hawaii is nowhere near as famous as Pearl Harbor, but merits a visit if you happen to be on the Big Island. It is Pu’ukohola, located on and around Whale Hill north of Kona. The site contains several major royal heiaus (temples), intimately related to the ancient Hawaiian system of kapu, and to King Kamehameha... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The man that united the Islands (by any means necessary) was large and in charge! This is the place from which he ruled the islands, vanquished his foes and became a legend. Wonderful historical site sacred to Hawaiians and all those with respect to the culture and history of this magical place. It is hard to walk these grounds and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

I found this sacred place to be very interesting. This is a wonderful place to learn about the history of King Kamehameha and the Hawaiian people and culture. The ranger we talked to was very friendly and knowledgeable. Well worth the 45 minute drive from Kailua-Kona. After your visit stop at the Kohala Burger and Taco Cafe in Kawaihae. You'll... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

History is all around you, trails are not to long and the views are something to remember, nice beach and scattered parking

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Thank Jerry S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

We went around 3pm on a Monday. There was a nice fairly secluded beach and picnic area at the end of the road, past the historical site. We sighted 3 nene. Remember not to feed them though these were quite tame already, unfortunately. The historical area is a 30 min paved path walking around religious stone structures from king Kamehameha.... More 

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Silver Spring, MD
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

I didn't even know this historic site was on this island and passed it less than a mile and a half from our hotel! We had a nice sunny day and did the whole trail...took us about an hour. The information was very interesting. I have to admit that I was a little disappointed in not being able to get... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

It was a rainy day but we stopped anyway to see exactly what this was. It's historic temples and a very interesting story. You can watch a video or walk the property to see the temples up close. We started on the path only to turn around with the heavy rain. We did go in the museum shop and bought... More 

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Euless, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Drove down the western coast visiting Hawaii National Historic Parks. The Pu'uhonua o Honaunau Park was very interesting and fascinating. We would highly recommend visiting and exploring.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

This location is an amazing educational opportunity to learn about Kamehameha I and ancient Hawaiians! This heaiu is the best I've seen so far! There is a nicely paved walking trail that takes you through the area.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

A national historic site, this park is not very big, but very educational with Hawaiian history and a nice place to spend an hour or two exploring, learning and relaxing. I found it one of the most peaceful places I had been and a great way to unwind a little from all the other very busy tourist areas of Kona.... More 

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