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Mokuaikaua Church

75-5713 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
808-329-0655
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Ranked #14 of 35 Attractions in Kailua-Kona
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
Owner description: Founded in 1836 by Boston missionaries.
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Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
Owner description: Founded in 1836 by Boston missionaries.

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San Antonio
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Old structure that gives you some insight into the transition of religion in Hawaii. A historical site, not many people around when we were there.

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Chicago, Illinois
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

I love visiting churches everywhere I go. This church was lovely not anything like the churches in Europe of course. You only need about 10 minutes to see it. It is worth going inside when you are walking in town.

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Midwest USA
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137 reviews 137 reviews
60 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

If you are in Kona you will walk right by this church. You must go inside to read the historical information and get a feel of just how special this place is. We sat here for some time just admiring the beauty and soaking up the history of days past. Thank you for keep this wonderful piece of history open... More 

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Atlanta, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

This is just a lovely edifice inside and out. It's worth viewing just to see the lovely wood. It's large by today's standards, so you can imagine how imposing it was when it was built. What's really neat is that the doors are open, more or less, dawn to dusk. That level of honesty without anyone guarding it, is hard... More 

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Trenton
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

A beautiful morning sunrise get together with like minded family and friends for Peace Serenity and Joy

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Stamford CT
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63 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Take a few minutes to look inside this beautiful and historic church on Ali'i Drive in the heart of Kailua-Kona and read a little about its history from the information posted. Hawaii is much more than fancy resorts.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Nice, plain, very large, with tall wood supports. Stained glass star of Bethlehem and Christ windows in the front behind the alter.

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Tucson, Arizona
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175 attraction reviews
518 helpful votes 518 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Easy to find in Downtown Kailua-Kona, across from Hulihe'e Palace, this church was founded by the first American missionaries in Hawaii. They established the congregation in 1820, and the building went up in 1836. For this reason alone, I think the church is well worth visiting for those with an interest in history. Its architecture also beckons because it displays... More 

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Castro Valley, CA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

We enjoy visiting this church while in Kona. Always a treat to sing the hymns and hear some of them in Hawaiian language.

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

had a great time at this church, I was able to go and see how much they have respect for each other as a church and a big ohana

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