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The Painted Church

84-5140 Painted Church Rd Captain Cook, Honaunau, Island of Hawaii, HI 96704
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Ranked #3 of 7 Attractions in Honaunau
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Religious Sites
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Paris, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Limited interest, but quite unexpected after Honaunau bay expérience. Worth a stop on the road back to kona.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Worth a quick visit if you like a piece of history, some artworks, seeking some serenity ... There's a donation box and some craft items for purchase to support the church maintenance. Plenty of parking. At the highway junction, there's a nice coffee shop also offers some good coffee/deserts. Very friendly people also.

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Winter Haven, Florida, United States
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44 reviews 44 reviews
23 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

A very nice little church but the interior painting make is seem much larger. Well worth the stop. The church grounds are also interesting with its small cemetery in front.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

There's not much that I can add to the 157 previous posts, other than the coordinates to make it easy to find with your GPS: N19.43464, W155.88850. Saturday mass is at 4:00 and Sunday mass is at 7:15am.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

The Painted Church is not right off the main road so if you didn't have a plan to visit it you will probably miss this hidden treasure. The church is very pretty and the grounds are beautiful, as well. It's a quick little visit. Be sure to bring cash to purchase craft items (on the honor system) to support their... More

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Annapolis, MD
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This is only worth it to those that are really into history and/or churches. It was a tiny church with pretty paintings. I stopped here with my daughter. The people were friendly and were getting ready for a service that was starting shortly.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I visited this church twice during July 2014, and was impressed both times. The wall and ceiling paintings in this church are wonderful. I have to admit that I wonder how much longer this open church will be able to maintain these colorful paintings however, because it is obvious the heat and humidity of Hawaii are taking their toll. There's... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

The Painted Church is on the way to the Place of Refuge(turn at the side road that says Painted Church Rd.) and worth a quick stop. Most people won't need more than five or ten minutes to view the art. If you're here on Wednesday, come early so that you miss the tour buses from the cruise ship.

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Melbourne, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

The attraction is fairly easy to find. However, it was a little bit disappointed considering the emphasis that had\s been given to the advertizements done. It is still a nice drive and neat to see. Just thought it might have been considerably larger in size and number of paintings. Still worth seeing.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I was driving around the island and spotted the sign "Painted Church" and decided to check it out and I am glad that I did. The small church sits on a hillside looking over the bay. The setting alone makes it worth the spot. From the outside the church looks pretty plane. The inside is another story. There are paintings... More

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