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Wailoa River State Recreation Area

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Address: Off Pauahi Street, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
Phone Number: (808)587-0400
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Lovely Park

This is a very nice park, full of bridges and beautiful trees, and very scenic. It also has one of Hawaii's four King Kamehameha statues which is definitely worth seeing... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
Dean H

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This is a very nice park, full of bridges and beautiful trees, and very scenic. It also has one of Hawaii's four King Kamehameha statues which is definitely worth seeing. However, there is little to do in this park for more than an hour.

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

My husband and I explored this area during our honeymoon. We enjoyed the views and short walks to Rainbow Falls and Boiling Pots. We saw a huge banyan tree at Rainbow Falls. We would definitely return as this attraction was free and had amazing scenery. We highly recommend!

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Hilo, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

I have been goin tonwailoa state park all my life. This park is genuine and serene in jt own way. You have parts of the park that are frequently visited by people, then there are spots that only a few people know of. Theres restrooms, and 3 different sized pavillions in which you can rent for parties and such. Got... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We stopped here briefly on a hoppa on hoppa off bus tour. One could easily spend more time just relaxing in this park and going for a leisurely stroll. The statue of the King is a nice photo op.

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Irvine, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2012

Nothing much here but the King Kamehemeha statue/monument. Sure the park is ok, but not worth spending much time in. Plus, this is the home of Hilo's version of the "occupy" movement. The corner of leading into the park is flanked with banners and signs preaching the gospel and anti-gay rhetoric, along with the protect our Hawaiian land slogans. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2012

Beautiful park with huge green lawns and room to run. Coconut palms sway gracefully beside the river, memorials offer places for focused meditation while quiet greenspaces offer opportunities to commune with nature. Pavilions for events. Lots of parking. Clean.

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