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Holualoa Village

Highway 180, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
808 322 8484
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Ranked #26 of 50 Attractions in Kailua-Kona
Type: Neighborhoods
Description: Many artists are galleries are found here
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Chicago
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101 reviews 101 reviews
25 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We visited the town just to grab a bite to eat at the amazing Holuakoa Cafe and after eating spent time roaming around the few shops that were open. It isn't far from Kona and is worth the trip up just to see it. Lots of art galleries and a ukelele shop. The views alone are worth it. They have... More

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Bainbridge Island, Washington, United States
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58 reviews 58 reviews
12 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

I love old Hawaii, all the charm and history and architecture of the old towns that have maintained their charm and not overrun with huge commercial development. So much of the islands are lost with large development. Take the reviews as you will, yes sometimes things are closed and some buildings may need some repairs and not sure what funding... More

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Omaha
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We've always enjoyed small artsy commuity whenever visiting the Big Island. This time many shops and restaurants were closed, or appeared run-down. It was not worth our time to drive there from Kona and will not go back

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Washington, DC
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51 reviews 51 reviews
24 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

In this sleepy little town, there's a very fine ukelele gallery with gorgeous handmade ukes made by local crafts people and the owner, Sam Rosen. My 12 year old daughter plays the uke and Sam let her play any instrument in the shop that she wanted. He was generous with his time and treated us like old friends. It was... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

On the south end of this cute village stands the old post office, holding the Holualoa Ukulele Gallery. Inside are ukuleles built by island instrument makers. The owner Sam knows all about ukuleles and will let you play them all, if you like. He also offers classes on how to make them yourself. (I think it was 10 weeks). He... More

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Austin, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

Had a great time wandering through town sampling 30+ coffees during the coffee fest. Fell in love with one and had to bring some home with me. Very pricey, but it's just for those lazy weekend mornings. The "town" is a smattering of galleries and a couple of B&B's. We parked at the school lot and had to walk a... More

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Portland, Oregon
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

Holualoa is a cute area in the Kona hills with what may be nice galleries. We say may because we found many, if not most, of the establishments closed--despite signs saying the galleries should have been open. The galleries we visited had lots of fine items (fairly highly priced), but it was disappointing to make the trip and find so... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Holualoa us a place to visit during the day and on a weekday. This is why people want to move to Hawaii. The beauty of the surroundings and the laid back lifestyle inspire the artist in all of us, even if we just appreciate art. Don't expect people here to rush to greet you but you can expect them to... More

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Surrey, Canada
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52 reviews 52 reviews
15 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Closes very early. Would not go out of my way again to see it. We could not even find a person to ask for directions.

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

If you come to the Big Island of Hawaii, I recommend that you visit the Holualoa Village,their is manny art gallery that carry beautiful pieces from local artist , you will find a place to park.

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