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Anna Ranch Heritage Center

65-1480 Kawaihae Road, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
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Ranked #12 of 12 attractions in Waimea
Type: Ranchs
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

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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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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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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3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Bend, Oregon
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21 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2011

This old ranch home is full of antiques, surrounded by lovely gardens. The tour is about an hour long. I was given the tour by Kim who was a wealth of information. She even shared the old music box that still works. Anna Lindsey Perry Fiske was an incredible cowgirl and truly the grand dame of Waimea.

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Kawaihae, Hawaii
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4 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2011

Although I live near Waimea, I made my first visit to Anna Ranch today. I always appreciate its Hawaiian heritage when I pass (which is often, en route to the grocery store or post office), and particularly treasure its poinsettia hedge which blooms gloriously each winter, in its prime around the Christmas holidays. Visiting the rooms of the ranch house... More

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