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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%
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  • Average6%
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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 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 14 July 2017

We make it a point to visit National Historic Sites when we travel - we enjoyed stopping here and seeing the park! The tiki statues and mausoleum were very cool, and I appreciated learning about a sacred and historic place for native Hawaiians. Apparently turtles...More

Thank QuinetteTX
Reviewed 23 June 2017

We took the advice of other TripAdvisor posters and visited this historic park on the last day of our trip while killing time waiting for our evening flight off the island. This park actually surprised us and turned out to be a wonderful experience. This...More

Thank Buberry
Reviewed 20 June 2017

It was very peaceful and provided an insight into the way Hawaiians lived long ago. It is very hot there in the middle of the day.

Thank accidentaltrvlr
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Great place to learn some Hawaiian history. Very friendly staff. Free entry into the site. A great place to catch a great ocean view picture as well.

Thank Simitexan
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Beautiful picturesque site. Historic site for Hawaiian culture. Go early in the day because it can get hot if u go in the afternoon.

Thank Linda R
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

We had a couple of hours before getting to the airport, just enough time to head up to this national Park. Little did we know, they were having a Hawaiian cultural event, and were incredibly nice, showing us how to make a lei, hu's and...More

Thank Orthocincy
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