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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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Hwy 270, near Kawaihae Harbor, 62-3601 Kawaihae Rd, Kawaihae, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
+1 808-882-7218
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We happened by here a couple of years ago while their annual Hawaiian History event was happening. That is clearly something well worth the trip. This year, we spent some time in the well done visitor center. It was near closing time so we didn't...More

Thank Halems
Reviewed 30 March 2017

This is the place King Kamehameha became king of all the islands. You'll have short videos and great artwork to view when here. Take a walk to the actual heiau and imagine what it was like a hundred years ago, let it all go. The...More

Thank Marc S
Reviewed 17 March 2017

This park requires an entrance fee, or the annual national parks card. The range talk is a must to gain an understanding of the culture prior to taking the self guided tour. You will even learn a little Hawaiian.

Thank Brent V
Reviewed 28 February 2017

The setting is a sheltered cove albeit with jagged rocks and fierce currents. The pamphlet with information enabled a self guided tour although there are also regular ranger led tours. The lay out was lovely and there was a serene atmosphere however I imagine if...More

Thank Lavarcham
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

This is a very sacred site for Hawaiians. Most importantly it has been sensitively preserved and the visitor centre provides quite thorough information for visitors, whether kamaaina or malihini. Kamehameha was a great warrior, an innovative thinker and blessed with wisdom. This site gives people...More

Thank marcy441
Reviewed 13 February 2017

The story of this place is truly remarkable. A line of people 25 miles long handing a single rock to each other to build this is mind blowing. From the parking lot of the park we saw whales come out of the water. Just a...More

Thank Frank P
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

This is a must visit if one has any interest in learning about the history of this area. A great visitor center offers several videos focusing on Kamehameha and other aspects of Hawaiian history; in an semi open air setting accompanied by views of and...More

Thank RICART75
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

You can not go up to the monument - at least it was close when we was there for no obvious reason. The picture shows the closest possible view of the temple

1  Thank Stefan S
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