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Address: 68-1400 Mauna Lani Drive, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743

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This is what the big island looked like before the resorts and golf courses.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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Chicago, IL
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97 reviews 97 reviews
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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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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
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
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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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Central Coast California
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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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Oklahoma
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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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Tacoma, Washington
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2012

Very enlightening stop with easy trails down to beautiful views of the ocean.

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Hoboken, New Jersey
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2011

Check it out at sunset as the heat and sun will affect what you can see. Should take about an hour to complete the walk. The walk really requires sneakers or teva like shows at a minimum - no sandals. All ages can see it. Its a nice walk thru the woods. I would not recommend it after a rainfall.... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2006

The Historic Park in the Mauna Lani Resort has preserved one of the largest petroglyph fields in Hawaii--the Puako field--in a serene and natural setting. Plan on at least an hour to walk the trail and appreciate the petroglyphs. To get to the Historic Park and viewable portion of the Puako petroglyph fields, go about 30 miles north of the... More 

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