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The Original King Kamehameha Statue

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Address: Highway 270, Actually in Kapa'au, HI, Not Waimea, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96755

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If you are on the Kahalo coast, it’s easy to quickly stop to see the original King Kamehameha statue. It’s amazing to think this statue was lost in a shipwreck off the Falklands... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Centreville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Having seen the one on O'ahu and the one in Washington DC, it was imperative that I see the original in Kapa'au. It was easy to find. There are signs on the highway to direct you. If you are traveling east on the highway, it will be on your right. Turn right into a driveway before the statue, and you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Very cool little town with lots of history. The King's statue is a site not to be missed. The visitor center behind it is full of local history, and has a big display in honor of local veterans.

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Waimea, Hawaii
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A wonderful charming "local" town that honors it's history. Great shops and smiling people to greet you. The drive there is also spectacular

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COOS BAY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

I loved the historical story of this sinking in a ship wreck, finding it and erecting it where King Kamehameha was born..just a small town.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

See this as part of a driving tour of the North of the Island and learn a bit of Hawaiian history. The town it's in, Kepaa, is also cute and has some stores and eating establishments.

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

My husband and I stopped here on our way to Pololu Valley. We took a quick picture of the statue and continued our drive. We highly recommend stopping.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

This is most interesting if you have seen the one in Honolulu and then visit this original. It is a very quick stop - read the plaque, take a picture, and get something to eat/drink across the street. i wouldn't drive to Kapa-au specifically to see it but if you are headed on to (or from) Pololu Valley, it is... More 

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Sherman Oaks, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

The original King Kamehameha I statue is in North Kohala, Hawaii Island, literally next to the road. Apparently it is one of 3 statues of King Kamehameha I, the other statues being in Hilo and Honolulu which is probably the best known. This statue marks Kamehameha's birthplace

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Centreville, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

If you are on the Kahalo coast, it’s easy to quickly stop to see the original King Kamehameha statue. It’s amazing to think this statue was lost in a shipwreck off the Falklands and then later found and brought to the King’s birthplace. It’s not as fancy as the copy on Oahu, but it’s nice to see and compare.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Worth a stop for a photo opportunity and the history is interesting, especially if you're British like us - another link to British history, the statue having come via the Falkland Islands! Take the opportunity to stop at Minnie's for some great seafood! The seared ahi is fantastic and a great price.

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Address: Address: Highway 270, Actually in Kapa'au, HI, Not Waimea, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96755
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Waimea

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