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Kaloko-Honokohau National Park

Address: 73-4786 Kanalani Street, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
Phone Number: (808) 329-6881
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Ranked #8 of 53 Attractions in Kailua-Kona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks, Nature & Parks
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Type: National Parks, Nature & Parks
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Johnstown, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Snorkeling nearby was very good. We wanted to cap off the visit with a walk through the refuge, i.e., the national historical park. Instead, an unusual storm system caused some damage to trails and walls, making it unsafe. So we were disappointed to be unable to access the park and refuge. We will say that the attendant at the visitor's... More 

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Appleton, Wisconsin, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Had a free ukulele lesson here. Hiked 2 of the trails which were better than we had expected. Good info on hawaiian culture. The female ranger(?) was not interactive but the male volunteer was engaging and informative.

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Broomfield, Colorado
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52 reviews 52 reviews
13 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

This Hawaiian historic site is secluded from the waves and a great place to look at tide pools and to see turtles. There must have been over a dozen turtles sunning themselves as well as others swimming that could be seen from the rocks. Park in the marina for the shortest walk to the beach area.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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65 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

I love this place, it is not too big, and it has the lovely view of the Honokohau Bay and lovely statutes (Great photo op) and there is an amazing beach for snorkeling near by. So it is well worth it. There is free ranger tour at specified schedule so check before you go, but it is easy to walk... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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112 reviews 112 reviews
39 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We have been to this park many times -- in fact the walk from the boat harbor along the coast to the fish ponds is one of our favorite birding hikes. We usually have most of the sandy beach to ourselves, even though this shore line is right in town. There is a LOT of native history right in this... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

This state part if one of the easiest to get to if you are staying in Kona. The best part of the p[artk is the 20 minutes walk across a lava field and down a path to the beach. The beach is one of the most sandy on the island and there are lost of spots for swimming if you... More 

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Kent
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

My wife and I visited Kaloko-Honokohau National Park on our second full day on the 'Big Island'. Thanks to previous reviewers we were aware that there was very little to be seen at the visitors' centre. It was perhaps the shortest interpretative trail we have encountered in any state park. We then headed south and took the first right to... More 

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Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

There were sea turtles resting on the beach, and several playing, eating out in the water. Some we thought were rocks, until they moved or bobbed slightly. They were all over the area. There is also a nice little piece of beach here where people can swim. It seemed to be mostly locals. The ancient heiau was being used as... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

The park is very scenic and peaceful. Numerous tide pools and a couple of ancient fish pools. Sea turtles are all over the park. Not a good place for snorkeling. The water is shallow and very cloudy. Absolutely no food or water is available in the park so you have to bring your own. You can walk into the fish... More 

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Hombrechtikon, Zurich, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We arrived at the souh entrance with no idea how long it would take us to get to the visitor center. We did not realize that the walk was mainly on very uneven lava stones so walking in sandels was not easy. The front gate closes at 4 p.m. which we had the impression that few knew this. It was... More 

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