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Address: Kamalo Wharf St, Kaunakakai, Molokai, HI 96748

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Pretty Little Church with Some History

Visited this church as part of a one-day tour of Moloka'i. We were dissappointed to find out that we could not visit the actual leper colony (since a few people still live there... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2014
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Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This is a Historical site ....Beauty is the Eye of the beholder..my eyes were amazed. The Grounds are kept well and you can imagine a time long ago.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

A who very small church with little decoration but a place to worship and was founded by Father Damien is known for his work on the leopard colony in Mokakai. A burial ground is located outside the church. Oldest small church we have ever visited

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Quiet, simple, reverent - much like the founder himself. Father Damien established several parishes on the upper island even as he devoted most of his efforts to the leper settlement at Kalawao. Beautiful and well worth the stop.

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Lovely little church, we stopped and enjoyed a walk around the cemetery grounds.Took a few pictures. We spent less than a hour.

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Onancock, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Visited this church as part of a one-day tour of Moloka'i. We were dissappointed to find out that we could not visit the actual leper colony (since a few people still live there -- we did not know that), but seeing the rest of this island, especially this church helped us learn that Fr. Damien did much more on Moloka'i... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Cute little church that gives details on Father Damian and his exploits. Leave a donation open to the public and not locked. Makes a nice stop on your island drive.

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Mooloolaba, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

The church is only small but is beautiful and welcoming. They leave it unlocked so you can enjoy the interior and reading matter there. A statue of Father Damien is located beside the church. Leave a donation.

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Newport Wa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

This church has recently been totally rebuilt do to a fire a few years ago. It is very beautiful inside.

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Anchorage
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

A very attractive, very small Catholic Church located on the side of the road. You need to stop to see it and read about it.

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Corvallis, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

There is an elegance in small simple churches. This is a prime example. When you travel east, it's worth a brief stop (the church is unlocked). It's a very simple Catholic church. There's room for several cars to park safely.

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Address: Kamalo Wharf St, Kaunakakai, Molokai, HI 96748
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Molokai  >  Kaunakakai

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