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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 50 Attractions in Kailua-Kona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Ho`okipa Hale, the Interpretive Center of Kaloko-Honokohau, is a great place to start. Information on the trails that go through the park can be had there. They have ukulele playing/classes there and on Wednesday morning, you can learn a little bit about the hula. And then there is the beach! A little bit of a walk, but the park rangers... More

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Kailua Kona, Hi
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This National Park is right along the main highway and for years we just drove by. Then we stopped there. A true gem that should be visited, especially since almost any visitor to the island will drive right past there.

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Gulf Coast Fla
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

The staff is helpful, the views divine and the history inspiring. Get your national park passport stamped.

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This park has a self guided trail that leads to the ocean. It is never crowded. The staff are helpful. The petroglyphs are interesting. The sandy beach is very nice. Can hike to the north end of the park along the shoreline to picnic areas and ancient fishing areas.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This site has something for everyone. Ancient site, walking to the ocean, beautiful trees and vegetation . The site offers a good map of and staff that welcomes. Gift shop, bathrooms, water, defined trails. A little bit for all, and not crowded. Sun protection, water, and shoes that accommodate varied terrain needed. Spend a hour or a few hours, both... More

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Los Angeles
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

It is a hot, windy walk to the shore where you can see old fish ponds. Once on the beach we saw 2 turtles playing in the rock pools which was interesting but the actual ponds weren't that great. It's free and was very quiet and peaceful, which I always like, making it a nice way to spend an hour... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Kind of an out of the way park tucked between the marina and the airport, but a must see. Starting from the visitor center, it is a 20 - 30 minute walk back south towards the beach. You will find restrooms near the beach as well. Your reward will be green sea turtles which apparently love this cove and beach.... More

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Extremely clean and safe beach. Those who are afraid of the ocean will enjoy swimming in this well protected and shallow bay. Plenty of sun and shady areas to tan or read a good book. Nice historical display and tour.

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Santa Barbara, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This place was is great to get first hand information on Hawaiian history and culture. You can take guided tour or just do a self tour . Original monuments with a village like feeling

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Such a beautiful, peaceful and exciting place to Snorkle. Families go fishing, bbq, and you can relax, enjoy the scenery, the waves hitting the rocks, and see turtles near the shore. Very enjoyable and worth the trip.

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