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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 #13 of 47 attractions in Kailua-Kona
Type: Religious Sites
Description: Founded in 1836 by Boston missionaries.
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Ladysmith, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

This was the first church built on Kona and it is across the street form the palace right on the main drag. Basic church, lots of history.

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Bainbridge Island, Washington, United States
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48 reviews 48 reviews
11 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Highly recommend you take the tour of the palace across the street to get the history of this church. Take the time to see this historical church, beautiful old site, well maintained and worth the time.

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Saskatoon, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

This is a very beautiful church and is a must see when you are in Kailua-Kona. The workmanship in this church is amazing.

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Wills Point, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

Enjoyed a tail gate party for the super bowl game, the members were wonderful and treated us like family.

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Bend, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Right across from the beach and we enjoyed reading about the history of the church. We were there on a Sunday and heard the church choir practicing.

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Interesting little church with history. Glad to have visited it. Don't think it is a must see but while in the area good to stop in to have a look.

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Wildomar, California
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

It is the first church in the area, but it isn't quite as old as one might think. It is in great condition. The interior isn't very beautiful, but the outside is pretty cool. Constructed using lava rock and coral/sand mortar, it is picturesque with a neat archway from the street.

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

This was the first Christian church in Hawaii. The inside is beautiful. The pews are made of Koa. The is a replica of the Thaddus is the back.

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Houston, Texas
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

They had a flea market out front. We walked the flea market then stepped inside to see what it was all about. Nice old church built in the 1800, I believe. Easy to see from the water, too. Won't say "Must See", but a nice diversion from shopping in the market.

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plano, tx
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

First church in Hawaii. Well worth a visit. Beautiful exhibit inside on the first ship mission to Hawaii.

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