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Mauna Lani Historic Park

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Address: 68-1400 Mauna Lani Drive, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
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4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Things I wish I knew about this before leaving my hotel: 1. GOOGLE MAPS CAN LIE! If you click on the map in the TripAdvisor app and open in GoogleMaps, it will set you at the correct destination. However, if you shut down GoogleMaps, then reopen later using the same address, it will send you to the wrong location! This... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a nice walk on a paved surface. We saw a lava tube along the way, pretty pond. Ends up by a nice beach, saw bright yellow fish in the water

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

So cool! The walk through the lava fields is easy on a paved walkway and explanations along the way were great! Cool cave to wander through just off to the left side before you get to the fish ponds.

Thank SoBlessed2010
Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This is a great tour. Strongly recommend to do. You can learn a lot about Hawaii volcanoes, lava tubes and the first settlers.

Thank Ian B
Los Angeles, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

The Mauna Lani Bay Hotel sits in a historical park containing ancient fishponds which were used to raise fish for the Alii (royalty). The ponds and the grounds around them have been beautifully restored to their former glory. There are trails meandering through and around the ponds. There is public parking at the trail head, or you can park at... More 

Thank garcande
Charleston, South Carolina, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

the idea of people who lived before a time when there was no alphabet or written word, just fascinates me. Most people know that the Hula is just one way of the non verbal transfer of history and traditions in Hawaii, but before that , there were people who drew on stones to indicated some of their living experiences, whether... More 

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Chicago, IL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

It was nice to see what this area looked like before the resorts and golf courses. The trees you walk through to reach the petroglyph field are very dry and scraggly looking. The path starts out well marked but becomes more difficult to follow and navigate. I would recommend bringing water and wearing at least tennis shoes. The path has... More 

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Kent, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We took an advance peek at the condo we'll be staying at in a few days, and took a walk through the ancient fishponds and out to the beach. The ponds were beautiful, the walk was serene and interesting, and we watched fish hurl themselves out of the water in pursuit of evening bugs. There was even a heron sitting... More 

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Pelham, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

This was a neat area to walk around in during our stay at the resort. It's easy to access if you are staying at Waikoloa beach. Lots of history mixed into the tourist attractions but worth the time to explore.

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Burr Ridge, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

This area is often missed because the tourists this place attracts is more concerned with golf, playing in the pool, frolicking on the beach, and going to Roy's (a great restaurant) for dinner than walking over lava fields looking at petrographs. If you plan your morning exercise you can walk and explore at the same time.

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