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