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Mauna Kea Summit (Kailua-Kona)
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$207* and up
Ranked #1 of 194 attractions in Island of Hawaii
Category: Mountains; Outdoors
At 13,796 feet, this peak offers an incredible view of lava, desert, the valley and Mauna Loa.
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Ranked #2 of 194 attractions in Island of Hawaii
Category: Gardens; Outdoors
Owner description: The Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden is a 501(c)(3) Scientific and Educational non-profit, whose mission is to serve as a... more » Owner description: The Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden is a 501(c)(3) Scientific and Educational non-profit, whose mission is to serve as a nature preserve and sanctuary, a living seed bank, and a study center for trees and plants of the tropical world. The Garden is dedicated to the collection and display of the world's tropical plants,and to the education of both children and adults about the plight of the world's rainforests. At a time when rainforest plants are disappearing at an alarming rate, the Garden is working to preserve as many species as possible for the benefit of future generations. « less
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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (Hawaii Volcanoes National Park)
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$186* and up
Ranked #3 of 194 attractions in Island of Hawaii
Category: Volcanos; Outdoors
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Honaunau Bay (Honaunau)
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$81* and up
Ranked #4 of 194 attractions in Island of Hawaii
Category: Beaches; Bodies of Water; Outdoors
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Ranked #5 of 194 attractions in Island of Hawaii
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Beaches
Category: Beaches; Outdoors
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Hapuna Beach (Kohala Coast)
Ranked #6 of 194 attractions in Island of Hawaii
Category: Beaches; State Parks; Outdoors
One of the nicest sand beaches on the Kohala coast.
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$207* and up
Ranked #7 of 194 attractions in Island of Hawaii
Category: Observatories/ Planetariums; Landmarks
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$115* and up
Ranked #8 of 194 attractions in Island of Hawaii
Category: Historic Sites; National Parks; Cultural
This 182-acre park contains the Puuhonua, a sacred place of refuge, as well as other temples and coastal sites.
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Makalawena/Pu'u Ali'i (Kailua-Kona)
Ranked #9 of 194 attractions in Island of Hawaii
Category: Beaches; Outdoors
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Ranked #10 of 194 attractions in Island of Hawaii
Category: Valleys; Lookouts; Outdoors
One of many scenic valleys on the Big Island of Hawaii.
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Kilauea (Hawaii Volcanoes National Park)
Ranked #11 of 194 attractions in Island of Hawaii
Category: National Parks; Volcanos; Outdoors
Owner description: Active volcano built on the southeastern slope of Mauna Loa features a caldera approximately 4 by 3.2 kilometers wide and... more » Owner description: Active volcano built on the southeastern slope of Mauna Loa features a caldera approximately 4 by 3.2 kilometers wide and walls from zero to 120 meters high. « less
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$186* and up
Ranked #12 of 194 attractions in Island of Hawaii
Category: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas; Valleys; Outdoors
A scenic area of waterfalls and thousand foot cliffs.
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$416* and up
Ranked #13 of 194 attractions in Island of Hawaii
Category: Geologic Formations; Outdoors

Please be careful when snorkling at Kapoho not to damage the coral! Snorklers really don't need fins as it is a very protected area, and they do so much harm. When unfamiliar... more »

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Ranked #14 of 194 attractions in Island of Hawaii
Category: Lookouts; Landmarks
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Kealakekua Bay (Captain Cook)
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$110* and up
Ranked #15 of 194 attractions in Island of Hawaii
Category: Historic Sites; Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Bodies of Water; Outdoors

How to Hike down to kealakekua bay. The hike down is about 45 minutes - up maybe an hour or a bit more dependent on fitness. Not hard but BRING WATER Park (or get dropped off) at... more »

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Ranked #16 of 194 attractions in Island of Hawaii
Category: Beaches; Outdoors
Located behind the Mauna Kea Hotel.
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$103* and up
Ranked #17 of 194 attractions in Island of Hawaii
Category: ; Natural History Museums; Museums
A geological and historical museum.
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Ranked #18 of 194 attractions in Island of Hawaii
Category: Beaches; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Outdoors
The big island of Hawaii's southernmost point features the Green Sand Beach.
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Kula Kai Caverns (Ocean View)
Ranked #19 of 194 attractions in Island of Hawaii
Category: Caverns/ Caves; Geologic Formations; Outdoors
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$416* and up
Ranked #20 of 194 attractions in Island of Hawaii
Category: Beaches; Parks; State Parks; Outdoors
Nestled in an area with coconut trees and a black sand beach, this park is one of the best in Hawaii.
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Ranked #21 of 194 attractions in Island of Hawaii
Category: Beaches; Outdoors
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Ranked #22 of 194 attractions in Island of Hawaii
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$166* and up
Ranked #23 of 194 attractions in Island of Hawaii
Category: State Parks; Waterfalls; Outdoors
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Ranked #24 of 194 attractions in Island of Hawaii
Category: Other
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Ranked #25 of 194 attractions in Island of Hawaii
Category: National Parks; Cultural

almost unknown it has a visitor center and great turtle watching along with hawaiian fish ponds   use your golden eagle pass . Has many remote beaches more »

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Ranked #26 of 194 attractions in Island of Hawaii
Category: Observatories/ Planetariums; Mountains; Ski/ Snowboard Areas; Volcanos; Outdoors

Mauna Kea 28 miles (45.1 km) W of Hilo on Hawaii 200, then N on the access road to the Onizuka Center for International Astronomy (808) 961-2180. Mauna Kea is the largest volcano... more »

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$177* and up
Ranked #27 of 194 attractions in Island of Hawaii
Category: Resort Communities; Beaches; Game/ Entertainment Centers; Shops; Outdoors
Owner description: Expand your expectations, satisfy your senses with the unbounded experience of a great Big Island resort. Splash, surf,... more » Owner description: Expand your expectations, satisfy your senses with the unbounded experience of a great Big Island resort. Splash, surf, stroll on the sand, or set off on a shopping safari for everything under the sun. Sip and savor delicious food and drink. Relax in luxurious surroundings at four-star hotels and tropical condos. Or, release your inner champion on two unbelievable Big Island golf courses. Celebrate occasions year-round with ethnic customs and cultures, and listen to the music of the moment, the heartbeat of hula, the stories of kumu, crafting lasting memories.Waikoloa Beach Resort at legendary Anaehoomalu surrounds you with a sense of place. Let the place embrace you. « less
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$402* and up
Ranked #28 of 194 attractions in Island of Hawaii
Category: Gardens; Outdoors
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$197* and up
Ranked #29 of 194 attractions in Island of Hawaii
Category: Caverns/ Caves; Outdoors
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Mauka Meadows (Holualoa)
Ranked #30 of 194 attractions in Island of Hawaii
Category: Gardens; Farms; Coffeehouses; Outdoors
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