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Kaloko-Honokohau National Park

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Address: 73-4786 Kanalani Street, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
Phone Number: (808) 329-6881
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A quiet gem of a historical park on Hawaii

Nifty place, much historical significance in this park preserved, as best they can. The petroglyphs are pretty interesting as is the entire story. The park rangers are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Nifty place, much historical significance in this park preserved, as best they can. The petroglyphs are pretty interesting as is the entire story. The park rangers are particularly enthusiastic about the story and are a huge valuable resource for your visit. A little off the beaten path but worth it.

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Lots to see, experience; you name it, this place has it. Unlike our mainland parks, you can hike, ride the bikes and walk through the lava tubes.

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Courtenay, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Dropped into this historical park and visited the info Center before heading off to the fish ponds and the sea. It was a good walk to the petroglyphs and then onto the fish ponds. We were lucky to see green turtles on the lava rock having a snooze. We saw 9 turtles in total and that was really great.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Our family loved this place!! Great historical significance. Very laid back and a beautiful view. Volunteers on site were very helpful and had great stories to tell.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

it was erupting when we were there and it was beautiful. the lava flow was so bright red!!! loved it!

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We were offered a free tour by a volunteer, which I would highly recommend. We would have missed some of the historical relevance of the sights otherwise. Our tour guide, Brian, was also very engaging and kept my 13 year old interested. On the flat walk to the beach, we saw petroglyphs that documented important Hawaiian experiences such as seeing... More 

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Warrenton, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We were so thrilled to see the sea turtles and the black Sand beach. It was absolutely beautiful. We didn't a chance to swim there as we were just stopping on our way to the volcanos but definitely worth the stop!

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Tacoma, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Parked at the visitor center and walked down to the beach. Lovely, the beach is breath taking a must see. If you do not want to hike the trail go down to the Marina and enter that way. See maps at visitor center.

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Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Enter by harbor side for easy access to beach area where green turtles and bird life are easy to spot. Can also hike across lava for as long as you desire. Good cultural site as well.

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New Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Especially enjoyed viewing the fish traps constructed of laval rocks and seeing some large sea turtles. There is a half mile trail from the main parking area to the beach, but there are two other entrances to the park that enabled us to see much of the park in under 2 hours.

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