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Puako Petroglyph Archaeological Preserve

Holoholokai Beach Park, Mauna Lani Resort, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Type: Historic Sites, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Cultural
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Owner description: Located at the Orchid at Mauna Lani.

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Chicago, Illinois
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Too hot! But it's a great cultural experience after starting to feel guilty with all the touristy stuff. Anyway, Hapuna Beach is close enough, which is a really nice place to take a swim.

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Indiana
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Go to Mauni Lani Drive then at the round about turn at 1st exit on N Kaniku Drive follow signs to Puako Park. Parking lot is at the end of road. Trail begins at North East corner of parking area where you will see a trail sign. We initially parked and headed towards the beach. It wasn't until we returned... More

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Corvallis, Oregon, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Please go to this Petroglyph Reserve. It is a beautiful 20 minute or so walk to the Petroglyphs, though some are viewable near the parking area. As other reviews have said wear sturdy shoes, protect yourself from the sun because only some areas of the trail are shaded (and partially at that). Bring a water bottle for each person attending... More

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Carleton, Michigan
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This Archaeological Preserve is a bit of a challenge to find. We had to ask several people to help us locate it. The fireman did not know where it was, and he was within two miles of the place. Go to Mauna Lani Resort on the Island of Hawaii. You will note the sign for Puako on the highway somewhere... More

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California
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211 reviews 211 reviews
68 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We went to this petroglyph site because our tour book said that it was shady, and indeed the first half of the half-mile walk to the site was very shady, and with a lot of rocks and roots on the path (wear sturdy shoes. We were amazed to see families walking on this path, with parents wearing great hiking shoes... More

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New Hyde Park, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The trail to the petroglyphs goes thru the woods and takes 15-20 minutes. All of a sudden you come to a clearing and there are hundreds of Petroglyphs. Don't miss this

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Melbourne, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

This attraction is a must if you are interested in viewing petroglyphs. It is easily reached and allows for some of the best pictures. If you stop at the paved trail, it is still a good view. If you are up to a bit more hiking there is definitely more to see. If you do not wish to hike, it... More

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Alaska
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66 reviews 66 reviews
30 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Yes, a person has to keep "hiking" beyond the paved path. The trail is sometimes not so well marked for people that don't hike very often, and winds around among blackened trees that are themselves quite fantastic looking, in my opinion. There are a few petroglyphs along the way to the main area so keep your eyes open. Once you... More

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Sidney, Canada
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90 reviews 90 reviews
27 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

This short hike was very interesting, the hike really only begins once you have passed the paved portion of the trail, there are several petroglyphs here but that is only the beginning, with a short walk on a 'rustic' trail you find the main beds, covered in petroglyphs, the scale is difficult to quantify as they are everywhere. The trail... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014 via mobile

Wow, this was completely underwhelming. After driving into the village (read: shopping center), we parked in the designated parking are and walked in. Some people have described this as a hike, but in fact it is a level paved trail over a small lava field. The hike appeared to terminate at the edge of a grove of really cool and... More

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