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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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Nice Hike

We stopped on a whim, needed to kill some time. were glad we did. proceeded from the visitor center to the trail leading to the ocean and fish ponds. it is a dry hike, thru... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We stopped on a whim, needed to kill some time. were glad we did. proceeded from the visitor center to the trail leading to the ocean and fish ponds. it is a dry hike, thru lava fields but rewarding once you get to the end. view of the ocean is fantastic. if you are interested in the history of the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

The trip there was ok it was hot and you should be prepared with water and comfortable shoes. It is a bit of a hike. Have some snacks with you too there are no stores close by.

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Calgary, Canada
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26 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Great views. Great history. Nice place for a walk. Saw sea turtles. Pay your $5 for the national pass and walk over to the snorkeling area for great views of fish and sea turtles. Need to take 2 steps off of rocks to get in the water

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Loved watching the turtles. Counted 12 one day. Park ranger was there to enforce the law (keep 20 feet away) and talk with people. Nice place to snorkel.

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Eagle River, Alaska
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Kaloko-Honokohau is a great stop when visiting Kona. If you go on Tues/Thurs at 9:00 am there is a wonderful walk through park led by a geologist who is very knowledgeable about Hawaii. He talks about the flora and fauna of the island and the geology and history too. I have taken the walk several times and always send visitors... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Doesn't look like much from the road, but there are miles of trails o walk through. Heading to the beach on one of them, we saw wild Macaus, and upon arriving on the beach encountered 3 or 4 sea turtles.

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Clayton, California
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68 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

It's worth it to visit this small historical park for the background it provides to Hawaiian history and culture. There is a walking path from the visitor center and parking lot all the way to the ocean. Don't be deceived by the barren lava landscape when first entering the park; there is much more to see when you take the... More 

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Logan, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

This is a historical National Park. It was a place of refuge under the old Hawaiian kings. The self-guided tour is interesting. The site and view are spectacular. As others have reported, we even saw sea turtles.

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Miami
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We came here specifically to show my brother and sister-in-law who are visiting from England some sea turtles and the park did not disappoint. The staff were all very nice and there was a sweet memorial to a fallen park ranger. No entry fee and the beach had decent restrooms too. Saw three turtles and family were thrilled to see... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

So much to see, and very easy access. Be sure to get there long before the park closes. Look for petroglyphs, unusual plants, fish pens (prehistoric origins), and turtles on the beach. The homeless can be an issue, but it has been much better lately.

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