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The Painted Church

Address: 84-5140 Painted Church Rd Captain Cook, Honaunau, Island of Hawaii, HI 96704
Phone Number: 808-328-2227
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Ranked #3 of 7 Attractions in Honaunau
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Huntsville, Alabama
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52 reviews 52 reviews
10 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

The view was gorgeous & church was very pretty and moving. We drove there just exploring and glad we did. Visit inside church, stand outside & enjoy view. The grounds are worth exploring also.

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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

We drove to the Place of Refuge and hung out at the beach looking for turtles. On the way back we saw the road 'Painted Church Road' and just decided to stop. It was a pretty little church with sweet paintings on the walls. The foliage around it was beautiful.

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Tucson, AZ
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We like the little churches with paintings or frescoes. This is a must see. The ceiling, though not a Michael Angelo, is beautiful. The walls having interesting paintings of the Old and New Testament. Not the typical Mary and baby Jesus or ancient saints. I liked the one of Jesus during his temptations for Satan. The are a and gardens... More 

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Honaunau, Hawaii
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I live very close to the painted church. Never been inside, I refrain from spooky thoughts and my hubby shared his experience of the "Hell" picture as very spooky. As a tourist, I attempted to enter but was deferred from the collection box outside. I was on my way to the beach!! who thought of money? The grounds were very... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This church is a gem! It is beautifully hand painted inside and the grounds are amazing. It is a great place to stop and collect your thoughts and take in all the beauty of the island!

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Lake Ozark, Missouri, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We enjoyed visiting this unique little church. The inside is painted with pictures depicting the life of Jesus. The ceiling is painted, the poles, etc. It is done very tastefully. The artist was self-taught which is amazing.

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Lewisburg, West Virginia
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118 reviews 118 reviews
70 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Lovely little chapel with marvelous paintings.....even some with unusual topics like "the handwriting on the wall"....and "hell". The only drawback was being unable to walk through the cemetery which I always really enjoy. Lovely views.

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Midwest USA
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120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We really thought this little church was incredible. From the butterfly filled flower gardens and the old growth trees, to it's perfect spot perched on top of the hillside overlooking the bright blue ocean below. The inside of the church is just beautiful. We really enjoyed this stop.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The church's claim to fame is the fact that it is all painted. It is really cute and the paintings are beautiful, unfortunately they are a bit faded from time. The property is pretty and there is a nice brief walk up to a statue of Mary and Jesus. They sell rosary beads and other items at the edge of... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This is a small, well loved church. Hand painted everywhere with palms, biblical scenes, sky overhead on the ceiling. Set on a hill overlooking the ocean. What feeling it will stir in you, no matter what your religious beliefs.

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