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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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very informative and fun

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
Ian B
Seattle, Washington

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

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

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Los Angeles, CA
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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 

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Charleston, South Carolina, United States
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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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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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Chicago, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

No fee. This archeological site is pretty good. Apparently the Mauni Lani Resort preserved it during the contruction of the resort complex. This site has bathrooms at the shaded parking area, a shower, and a great asphalt trail that winds through the park in a westerly direction toward the beach. The trail takes about 15 minutes and along the way... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

This is do-able from Fairmont Orchid or driving from anywhere. The preserved fish ponds are interesting. Not sure I'd drive in for petroglyphs alone though. The petroglyphs at the King's Court in Waikola are more plentiful and also a pleasant walk.

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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

I love walking through here every time I come stay on the Big Island. The grounds are interesting. The water pools have some interesting fish to see. Beautiful trees, all oceanfront.

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