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Holualoa Village

Highway 180, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
808 322 8484
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Ranked #24 of 50 Attractions in Kailua-Kona
Type: Neighborhoods
Description: Many artists are galleries are found here
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45 reviews 45 reviews
15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

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 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

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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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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106 reviews 106 reviews
27 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 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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80 reviews 80 reviews
25 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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Washington, DC
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51 reviews 51 reviews
24 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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97 reviews 97 reviews
27 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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