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Prince Kuhio Park

Poipu Rd, Poipu, Kauai, HI (Koloa)
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Ranked #13 of 15 attractions in Poipu
Type: Historic Sites, Parks
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Orange, California, United States
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133 reviews 133 reviews
93 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

This is a small park that was the birthplace of Prince Kuhio, one of the last of the Hawaiian royalty. It is also the site of a small heiau, which is a place where religious and royal ceremonies took place. It's often used today for Hawaiian ceremonies commemorating such events as Kahamehame Day, Prince Kuhio's Birthday, etc. There are a... More

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Eugene, OR
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This is a lovely little park, tailor-made made for a little stroll. There is a small lagoon, with lava-rock walls. There is an unassuming heiau, a place of ancient worship, used hundreds of years ago by the ancient Hawaiians. And tons of lawn, begging to be meandered upon. And you should. It really is a lovely place, not too big... More

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Arroyo Grande
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

This is one of our favorite snorkeling spots on Kauai. The beach access next to the restaurant is somewhat limited, but the fish are always a great attraction. The entry on sand, is small and there are rocks you need to be careful of. It is usually not too crowded and there are always many different fish. There is a... More

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Cody, Wyoming
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Great snorkeling because of the reef but it is rocky and difficult for the inexperienced to enter and exit with fins. Once you're in the aquatic life is incredible. The breaks were also perfect here for our college age son to surf daily in March.

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Canton, Georgia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Always fun to explore this small park and check out the different markers. Usually lots of beautiful crowing roosters.

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Bellingham, Washington
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40 reviews 40 reviews
6 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

This looked like more of a piece of empty property than a park. We stayed next door & I don't believe we ever saw anyone at this park at all.

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Auburn, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Went walking every day from our rental house and passed by this lovely area, you can walk on the grounds, there are several markers to read from.

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Poipu, Hawaii
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Peace and quiet here in this park...also within walking distance of our condo. Rock walls and ponds refreshing.

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Vancouver, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

We have stayed across the street on two seperate occcasions and thought we'd better go look and see. There wasn't much to see. Not much signage or explanation of the park. Wish there has been more information about the park (some historic info on some more signs). There was some "rubble" which had clearly been something, but there were no... More

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toronto
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

not quite sure I ever saw anyone there as we were living right in front of the park. Not sure what you would there

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