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Address: Highway 180, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
Phone Number: 808 322 8484
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Description: Many artists are galleries are found here
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Highlands of Holualoa

A scenic 15 minute drive up the Hualalai road from Kailua-Kona brings you to this hillside village town called Holualoa. Big Island of Hawaii has 5 mountains and three of those... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 21, 2015
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Hawaii
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

A scenic 15 minute drive up the Hualalai road from Kailua-Kona brings you to this hillside village town called Holualoa. Big Island of Hawaii has 5 mountains and three of those are active volcanic mountains - Mauna Loa (active), Kilauea (active), Hualalai (active), Mauna Kea and Kohala. Holualoa village is sitting on the Hualalai mountain. Volcano not only takes life,... More 

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Parker, Colorado
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Except for the Holualoa Gallery, the shops are small and dusty with limited, mostly inconsequential, yet expensive items. There are no bathrooms which is also an issue after the trek to get out that way. The drive out there is tedious and for the time and mileage a trip to Pu'uhonua o Honaunau is much more beautiful and educational.

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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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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
27 helpful votes 27 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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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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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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121 helpful votes 121 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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