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The Painted Church

84-5140 Painted Church Rd Captain Cook, Honaunau, Island of Hawaii, HI 96704
808-328-2227
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Ranked #3 of 7 attractions in Honaunau
Type: Historic Sites, Religious Sites
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Bellevue, Washington
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59 reviews 59 reviews
16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

When driving down the coast from Kona, this is a good place for a quick stop. Even if you aren't religious the inside of the church is a nice thing to look at, with the walls and ceiling being painted in bright colors. Mind you, there are some steps to get into the church so it isn't really wheelchair or... More

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Langley City, Canada
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83 reviews 83 reviews
63 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

We stopped in on our way home from snorkeling at a nearby Bay. This is very impressive little church, they had handmade ornaments and souvenirs for sale (honesty system) and the grounds held many beautiful and colorful flowers. The church itself is fundraising to maintain the building, protecting it from the weather and termites but it doesn't appear that much... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

No matter what your beliefs are, this is a great place to visit. The little church is rustic and peaceful. The grounds and gardens along with the ancient cemetery, with all the flowers and birds are very calming. It was a nice break from all the "WOW" moments and there were many of those. So instead of "WOW" I would... More

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Rochester, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Doesn't matter if you're religious or not, this place is a must-see. Beautifully painted inside, and the view is great too. Worth a visit, and not too far of a drive if you're staying in Kona, for instance. Very close to Kealakekua Bay. The graveyard is beautiful & interesting too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

It's a cute little church, the concierge told us it resembled the systine chapel. Neat little place. Worth a quick stop if you're on your way to place of refuge.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Very serene calm and spiritual. Definitely worth stopping. Doesn't take too much time and the also have some trinkets by leaving a donation from 5 to 15 dollars.

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Nor Cal
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

This is a lovely little church with beautiful gardens and worth the stop if you're in the area. It is so peaceful here. Be sure to check out the bizarre palm tree on the road coming in.

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Eldridge, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

This painted church is worth a stop after going to Place of Refuge. It has an interesting history and nice views. Some small items for sale on the table going in. Free will donations accepted, but otherwise it is free. Also, you may want to stop at Greenwell Farms Coffee tours closeby. Turn at the John Deere tractor. It is... More

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Pearl City, Hawaii
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Definite change of pace from the nearby Puuhonua o Hanaunau (Place of Refuge). No charge for the visit, but you may leave a donation. Worth the stop!

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toms river, new jersey
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93 reviews 93 reviews
32 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Since my wife works for campus ministry at Georgian court University we both decided to visit this church. the drive is down a long winding road. I like it, my wife was a little nervous. The church set on top of a hill will good views. the inside of the church is absolutely beautifully from the painted ceilings to the... More

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