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Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park

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Address: 73-4786 Kanalani St., #14, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
Phone Number: +1 808-329-6881
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Turtles!

Sea turtles were close to shore basking in the sun and swimming in the shallow water. We saw about 15 or so during the morning we spent there. Great place to swim as it is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
abebk
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Cold Spring, Mn

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Cold Spring, Mn
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Sea turtles were close to shore basking in the sun and swimming in the shallow water. We saw about 15 or so during the morning we spent there. Great place to swim as it is sheltered from the waves. Swimming area is mostly sandy and shallow, a great place to takes kids to the beach. Outhouses available for use, very... More 

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The park offers ample parking areas, no matter the size of vehicle. The visitor center representative is very helpful, with clean rest areas. There are various areas educating everyone about Hawaiian culture and geographic information. At the visitor's area, opportunities to purchase a few items to take back home. The hiking is invigorating and it is nature at it's best.... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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277 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 751 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been here several times, sampling different sections of the park. There are 2 main entrances. The Visitor Center is a must-do, to get a map and find out about the site and its history. The trail from the center to the southern shoreline goes over lava and can be quite hot. Another entrance is a bit south on... More 

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Roseville, California
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We go here to swim in the warm water and watch the dozens of sea turtles. We use the back gate and park at the north side parking area of the harbor. The beach has tons of sea turtles on the sand or just in the water munching on seaweed. Seems that mostly locals visit as it is out of... More 

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Plymouth, Minnesota
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39 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We first stopped to check the site out and to use the restrooms. We returned later in the day and were told about the beach area (part of the site) nearby. We were most impressed with the staff at the display/shop area...they were very pleasant and helpful. The beach area...three rights out of the parking lot and then thru the... More 

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Avon Lake, Ohio
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37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is just a few feet off the main road south to Kona. The parking area is just a few feet from the visitor center and a short walk with interpretive signs about how the area was used by native Hawaiians before the arrival of Europeans. If you drive a few hundred feet further to the harbor / marina entrance... More 

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Stavanger, Norway
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208 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is a little hard to find, and I am glad it is. A very beautiful place, sheltered, lovely sand. Old historical fish traps. Lots of turtles. Magical!

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Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The park is not as big and you can finishing walking around in 20 minutes. However, if you are into history and only have a light amount of tour on that day, it is definitely one of the place to go. Its right next to lava and you sometimes can see turtle roaming around. Not far from the park, there... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place!! Only problem was I didn`t get to see all of it because my elderly mother was with me. Highly recommend it.

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Seattle, Washington
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58 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We saw turtles everywhere, sunning on the beach, and it was a nice little swimming spot. The hike wasn't great though - hot and no changes of scene. Bite Me Cafe at the marina was a refreshing lunch spot afterwards.

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