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Address: 65-1480 Kawaihae Road, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
Phone Number: 808.885.4426
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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Come visit the Anna Ranch Heritage Center which offers insight to the...

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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A Look Back

The Anna Ranch gives visitors a look back into Hawaii's past. As the first woman in Hawaii to own and run a large ranch, Anna had to prove herself in a man's world and she did... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Kansas City, Missouri

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Atlanta, Georgia
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26 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This may be a historic landmark, but there's no real attraction for the average tourist, and the guided tours are very infrequent. Only reason to stop is to walk around back for view of lush mountains.

Thank GA-USA-Traveler
Kansas City, Missouri
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172 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Anna Ranch gives visitors a look back into Hawaii's past. As the first woman in Hawaii to own and run a large ranch, Anna had to prove herself in a man's world and she did just that. Tours allow visitors access to every room in the house as well as all the outbuildings. Tour guides happily explain everything including... More 

Thank williame975
Long Beach
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26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

My husband and I visited the ranch on a day driving tour on the big island. We took the 10am tour and found our guide to be delightful. She was very informative and gave us quite the history of the big island ranches. You do need to book ahead and the cost is $10...well worth it!

Thank ConnieLongBeach
Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

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

Thank OldVagabond
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank RCesena
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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Burr Ridge, 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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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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