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Kalaupapa National Historical Park

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Address: Kalaupapa Peninsula, Kalaupapa, Molokai, HI 96742
Phone Number: 808-567-6802
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Activities: Hiking
Description: This historical park was a former leper colony run by Father Damien in the...
This historical park was a former leper colony run by Father Damien in the 1930s.
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Historical site. Visit Kalaupapa!

Hawaii Expedition & Adventure Co./Father Damien Tour We were picked up at our hotel promptly at 7:30 by Yeayin, also happened to be our very knowledgeable tour guide for the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
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Midland, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

My wife had wanted to visit for a while so I booked us on the damien tour through makani kai. They had called us to try and reschedule as they'd book a very large charter. I told them that we couldn't as the whole trip was built around this day trip. We arrived in Kalaupa at the airport and were... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Hawaii Expedition & Adventure Co./Father Damien Tour We were picked up at our hotel promptly at 7:30 by Yeayin, also happened to be our very knowledgeable tour guide for the day. Transport from Waikiki was included in the tour price. This is a very popular tour. On this day our flight was fully booked so they arranged a charter through... More 

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Walla Walla, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The Kalaupapa leper colony (Hansen's disease) was King Kamehameha V's answer to the spread of leprosy in the Hawaiian population. Founded on a beautiful peninsula surrounded by the world's highest sea cliffs on the North Shore of Molokai in 1865, the original inhabitants were forcibly removed from their families and society, no matter what the age. A Belgian priest, now... More 

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Sacramento, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Unfortunately, Damien tours is the only option for seeing the amazing place. The tour, on an old school bus, is okay but doesn't afford any real opportunity to explore. The guide, while very knowledgable about Damien and the whole Catholic thing did not - would not - talk about the pre contact history of the area. Native Hawaiians had been... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

On our visit to Hawaii, seeing Kalaupapa, Moloka'i was a must do. Visitors are limited to 100 per day and must be escorted by an island resident or their substitute. So we came by charted flight from Oah'u for the day. This was a most interesting and lovely day. The bus picked us up at the small airport and we... More 

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Bakersfield, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Visiting the area in which Father Damien ministered to lepers exiled to Molokai was a moving experience. We flew from Honolulu to Molokai via Makani Kai Air Charter and were met in Kalaupapa by a guide who worked for Damien Tours. Others either hiked or rode donkeys down the trail from "Topside" and joined the tour. Our guide was knowledgeable... More 

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Mililani, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We hiked down and up (it took us about an hour each way.) The hike was gorgeous, it's mostly in the shade, so even though we hiked up in the afternoon it wasn't too hot. There were great views of the peninsula and the cliffs around us. We met up with the mule riders and the people who flew in... More 

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Friday Harbor, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Stopping at Coffees for a special coffee drink or food on a Tuesday morning can mean enjoying a local music event! The smoothies were great and there is a special ice cream coffee drink as well. The ukulele music....fabulous!

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Saratoga Springs, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Staying on Molokai for a few months, I knew I wanted to visit Kalaupapa. I chose to arrive by plane in order to approach the peninsula from the same direction the early patients arrived. Seeing the towering cliffs was impressive and daunting. The town was beautiful and the tour was a lot of fun. However, I wish we would have... More 

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alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I hiked down and back and enjoyed every minute of it! I am an average hiker and it was not too difficult. Just take your time and enjoy the view. Molokai is my favorite island and this tour was life changing!

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Address: Kalaupapa Peninsula, Kalaupapa, Molokai, HI 96742
Phone Number: 808-567-6802
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Molokai  >  Kalaupapa

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