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Anna Ranch Heritage Center

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Address: 65-1480 Kawaihae Road, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
Phone Number: 808.885.4426
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Description: Come visit the Anna Ranch Heritage Center which offers insight to the rich...
Come visit the Anna Ranch Heritage Center which offers insight to the rich history of ranching and the paniolo on the Big Island.The lush green hills of Waimea offer a beautiful back drop to the unique story of Anna Leialoha Lindsey Perry-Fiske who was known as the “First Lady of Ranching“ in Hawaii. As one of Hawaii’s finest Pa’u riders, an award winning jockey and one who could throw amazing social events to raise funds for the community, Anna’s story will leave you amazed and inspired. Born in 1900 and living to the age of 95, Anna lived a long exciting life. Prior to her death she placed her ranch in a trust so that the history of ranching in Hawaii would be shared with future generations.Listed on both the National and State registers of historic places, the ranch is a one of a kind attraction. Visitors may tour the spectacular and expansive gardens as well as the fourteen room historic ranch house with a treasure trove of Hawaiian koa furnishings, artifacts and fine millinery.
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Great place for a party

We attended a private party there. It is very nice and the informational signs around the property were very interesting. Lovely property.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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31 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We attended a private party there. It is very nice and the informational signs around the property were very interesting. Lovely property.

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Framingham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

If you love history the house tour is a must. Barbara, the docent, is knowledgable and provides an interesting tour of the history of Anna's ranch. Although there were only two of us the day we toured, Barbara was more than happy to provide a full tour. She took time, answered our questions, provided interesting and personal details/ stories and... More 

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Woodbridge, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Came to Anna Ranch Heritage Center to attend a Rotary Club make-up meeting. The North Hawaii Rotary Club meets here Wednesdays, noon to 1pm. The club was having a board meeting that day, so we introduced ourselves to everyone then excused ourselves. We went outside and took the self-guided walking tour of the property. Lovely grounds, and informative piece of... More 

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Tenino, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This place is a gem! Loved the history, the scenic views, the casual and relaxed ranch feel, the beautiful buildings and landscaping, and the staff was great to work with. Highly recommend this venue!

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

The Anna Ranch Heritage Center is a nice stop if you are in the area. But, you need to plan ahead if you want a tour as they only go twice daily. Then again, on some days there are no tours. I suggest calling if you are dead set on a tour. You can stop and walk the grounds and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014 via mobile

A very interesting and informative tour. From the history of the ranch and surrounding area. Lots of information about the family and how the ranch grew, exhibits on saddle making and black smithing too

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Escondido
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

Anna's Ranch is available for tours only. The tours are 10 AM and ! PM on Tue-Fri. the fee is $10 pp. They are done by a paid docent. The tour takes you thru a good deal of the house. Lots of family history and some original furnishings. If you are in the area, drop buy. Reservations recommended. No suggested... More 

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Waikoloa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

This is a beautiful, very well kept ranch as it is a National and Historic home site of Hawaiian culture. Learn all about Anna Lindsey Perry-Fiske and what she brought to our island. She is known as "The first Lady of Ranching in Hawaii". A great horseman, she brought so much more to ranching here on the island. Your education... More 

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Laupahoehoe, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

Our book club read Hawaii's Incredible Anna and then had a tour of Anna Ranch. it was interesting to see their home, especially since many artifacts from their lives together are on display. The docent was excellent.

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Kamuela, HI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2011

I have now taken this tour twice and I am so impressed with the Ranch and the Tour. It is so rare that you get such tremendous insight into a time and place. Both times the Tour Guides were very personable and informative. Anna was quite an unusual person and you can really get a "feel" for her life by... More 

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