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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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Rochester, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

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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19 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

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
10 helpful votes 10 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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43 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
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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32 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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New Zealand
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

It's a quickly little church with some interesting history. Worth a quick stop if you're passing through.

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Cut Bank, Montana
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Hard to imagine that a missionary priest (with no construction skills) built the little Church around 1899..and that it is still in service today. The colors at adorn the inside are beautiful. TIP: take a walk up the hill in the back of the church to see Pieta replica.

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West Yorkshire
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67 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

A lovely place that could so easily be missed. The paintings are beautiful and the views from the door are stunning. Though there were a few people about, the church still had a aura of peace.

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