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Address: Hwy 470, Molokai, HI
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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Scenic and windy!

The view of the Kalaupapa peninsula and the sea cliffs is breath taking but hold on to your hat and take a sweater! The walk from the parking lot to the overlook is short and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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Redlands, CA
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Redlands, CA
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84 reviews 84 reviews
10 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

The view of the Kalaupapa peninsula and the sea cliffs is breath taking but hold on to your hat and take a sweater! The walk from the parking lot to the overlook is short and there are clean bathrooms at the entrance even though they look rather grim from the path!

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Beautiful Views bring your camera and a sweater as the breeze is chili this high up. Its a short walk to the viewing sight and there are nice plaques along the ways to read about the history of the area.

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Weston, Wisconsin
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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

If you don't do the mule ride to the bottom this is a good place to see it from a far. The park is super easy to get to and the overlook is just a couple of minutes walk down a paved path. If you aren't familiar with why there is an overlook read the signage to get an understanding... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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51 reviews 51 reviews
21 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

This is a great, easy stop on the way to/from the airport. Great vista of Kalaupapa with informative signs. It is a very short walk--5 minutes tops on an easy path. The path to the phallic stone is a little longer and more of a trail. Also worth the short stroll through the vegetation.

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Houston, Texas
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128 reviews 128 reviews
52 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

The overlook is a short drive from town or the airport. If you visit during whale season you can see whales breaching in the bay - it's pretty cool to see. Don't expect to see views of all the cliffs; you'll need to be on a plane for that. The overlook will just give you glimpse of the cliffs.

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Paradise
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We drove up here twice from town. The first time it was rainy and the clouds prevented us from seeing anything. The second time it was a clear day, and we had an outstanding view of the peninsula. Definitely worth the short drive.

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Rhode Island
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

A drive to the end of the road overlooking the northern side of Molokai is well worth the drive. A short walk down a wooded path leads to the overview, where you are able to see Kalapapa, the protected area used for many years to provide a residence for those suffering from Hansen's Disease. The view of the small village,... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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363 reviews 363 reviews
79 attraction reviews
488 helpful votes 488 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We were lucky to be there on a clear day. The view was beautiful. There were several informative plaques near the lookout that explained the history of the peninsula. We were interested in flying down to the peninsula and hiking back up. But, unfortunately, there were no flights on Mondays. Our knees were reluctant to climb down to the peninsula.... More 

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Big Timber, Montana
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70 reviews 70 reviews
20 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

A short walk on a good, smooth, paved path takes one to the overlook. A series of signs is embedded in the rock retaining wall & offers brief explanations about Father Damien and his dedication to sufferer's of what's now known as Hansen's Disease. This is a must see attraction to learn about an important aspect of Molokai's history.

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Fremont, California
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158 reviews 158 reviews
45 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We flew over for the day from Maui, and rented a jeep so that we could get an overview of the island. I really wanted to take the donkeys down to Kalaupapa, but you really can’t do that on a one day trip as they leave early in the morning. I had read the book “Moloka’i “ by Alan Brennert... More 

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