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Kaloko-Honokohau National Park

73-4786 Kanalani Street, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
(808) 329-6881
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Ranked #8 of 47 attractions in Kailua-Kona
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: National Parks
Traveler Description: almost unknown it has a visitor center and great turtle watching along with hawaiian fish ponds   use your golden eagle pass . Has many remote beaches more »
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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Although not as spectacular as Volcanoes, Pu'u Honua 'o Honaunau, and Pu'u Kohala National HParks, Kaloko-Honokohau holds its own as a slice of old Hawaiian life. Located just north of Kona's honokohau Marina on the makai/ocean side of Highway 19, the road to Keahole Airport, this low-key place has lots to recommend it: beaches with basking sea turtles, picnic areas,... More

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Central Coast California
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152 reviews 152 reviews
30 attraction reviews
479 helpful votes 479 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Very clean with welcoming staff and volunteers. When I arrived there was a National Park ranger answering questions, and a really cool volunteer who was hanging out playing ukulele's with her. I spent some time talking with the volunteer who was a Vietnam veteran (and Dallas Cowboy fan). LOL he found out I supported a different team and told me... More

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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

0.30 mile walk in from the small boat marina to sandy beach and plenty of opportunity to see sea turtles. Just close enough to carry in a picnic lunch and enjoy an afternoon.

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Alpena, Michigan
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We really enjoyed the park, took a guided tour and learned about trees and birds that were in the park. Afterwards we ate ate the Volcano Restaurant and the food there was well worth it!

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oaktown
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Visited the part on 3/26/14. Based on the number of people we came across, which was less than 10, I feel that this is a hidden gem. With our bottled water and lunches in tow we headed out on the trails. This park has well groomed paths, beautiful coastal views, and memorable sites. The beaches we walked along were seemingly... More

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Willits, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

with amazing unspoiled coast. You can walk along the lava where the ocean pounds over it. Because there is no picnicking or beach entry allowed, the site is pristine and absolutely beautiful. Also, if your a history buff, its very interesting.

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Hyannis, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

If you love history, any kind, this is the place for you! The whole park took us about 1 hour to walk around. Maybe 2 if you stop and read every information stand they have set up. There are practically no trees to provide shade so just keep that in mind. It was very interesting learning about Hawaiian history and... More

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rockford ,IL
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87 reviews 87 reviews
37 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We have driven by this park way too often because it does not look like much from the road and it looks like a long walk on the lava flows (and we were always on our way to a Kohala beach). We were pleasantly surprised to find a very nice beach, great trails, nice restroom facilities, and a ranger on... More

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Seattle, Washington
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203 reviews 203 reviews
46 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Located between the airport and downtown Kona on the ware side. This is a great little piece of our national park system, but the visitor center is about a 20 minute hike from the water where the turtles are often seen. I wish they had built the visitor center a lot closer to where the beach, water and turtles are.... More

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Boulder, Colorado
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69 reviews 69 reviews
24 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

there is nothing to dislike. we wet once to hang in the park, which you get to down a dirt road that isn't well marked, but you can go to the place of refuge, and the beach is lovely

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