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Holualoa Village

Highway 180, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
808 322 8484
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Ranked #18 of 35 Attractions in Kailua-Kona
Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
Owner description: Many artists are galleries are found here
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Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
Owner description: Many artists are galleries are found here

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seattle
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59 reviews 59 reviews
11 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Not too far off the beaten path you will find this lovely village which seems frozen in time. There used to be several art galleries and craft shops which have migrated to higher traffic areas due to the economy, but don't give this place a pass just because of that. There are still some shops open, a sweet coffee shop,... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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955 reviews 955 reviews
762 attraction reviews
224 helpful votes 224 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

This is a very interesting little village it has some quaint shops probably like the Hawaii of old the people are very friendly

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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68 reviews 68 reviews
25 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

A small village that has lost its appeal. Ok for a rainy day or something to kill a short amount of time. The shops have lost their luster from days gone by. The village needs something to draw in a crowd. I imagine there could be people walking both sides of the road exploring the shops but something is lacking.... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We had a great time going through the galleries and seeing the sights. This area has the feel of an Old Hawaii. Loved the arts workshop.

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20 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

In the apparently common Kona tradition, gallery owners don't seem to really respect their posted store hours. Also, be advised that on Monday they are almost ALL closed. We went through several times and were only able to enter a few spots. Those that were open did have beautiful handcrafted merchandise and friendly staff. If you can find them all... More 

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Cute shops, beautiful location, unique vibes- add it to your "go see" list! While the shop variety is slim, the shops themselves are interesting and the location is fun!

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This little village is so quaint and lovely. Well worth the short drive up the hill to a cooler elevation. Many small shops and cute eateries.

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Chicago
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109 reviews 109 reviews
28 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 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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88 reviews 88 reviews
26 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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
28 helpful votes 28 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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