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Address: Holoholokai Beach Park, Mauna Lani Resort, Island of Hawaii, HI
Description: Located at the Orchid at Mauna Lani.

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An interesting visit after a day at the beach on the northern coast

A big thank you to previous reviewers for providing accurate directions and descriptions of this important site. My wife and I stopped off to view the petroglyphs after spending... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 20, 2015
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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326 reviews 326 reviews
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108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

A short bike ride from the Fairmont Orchid hotel, these are interesting carvings on ancient rock. We missed them at first as we went straight towards the beach area but on leaving the car park we spotted a small notice pointing to the paved walkway. Take the time to wander the whole trail. Well worth the effort.

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Michigan
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Paved trail turns to dirt. Fascinating variety of petroglyphs that you can view along the trail to your final destination of a large display of petroglyphs. I would call it a garden but there is no foliage. Very interesting. On a sunny day you will see something glimmer on the side of the trail. This is a green gem called... More 

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Kent
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

A big thank you to previous reviewers for providing accurate directions and descriptions of this important site. My wife and I stopped off to view the petroglyphs after spending the day at the Spencer Beach Park near Kawaihae. There is a parking lot from whence you walk along a 0.7 mile trail to the archeological site. The trail passes through... More 

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Pelham, New Hampshire
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52 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

While the petroglyphs at the volcano were interesting from their suspected meaning there was much more variety of shapes here. Super easy to get to. I don't understand why people are complaining that it's too hot. It's an archeological site on Hawaii, do they also think the entire state is too hot??

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Chicago, Illinois
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8 helpful votes 8 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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13 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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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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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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231 reviews 231 reviews
72 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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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25 helpful votes 25 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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