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Things to do in Hilo

 

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Mauna Kea Observatory
Ranked #1 of 37 attractions in Hilo
Category: Observatories/ Planetariums
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Ranked #2 of 37 attractions in Hilo
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Ranked #3 of 37 attractions in Hilo
Category: Waterfalls; State Parks
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Ranked #4 of 37 attractions in Hilo
Category: Gardens

Liliuokalani Garden is a serene and tranquil area to visit.  There are no main attractions other than nature and Japanese symbols that put you at ease.  Enjoy the opportunity... more »

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Ranked #5 of 37 attractions in Hilo
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers
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Ranked #6 of 37 attractions in Hilo
Category: Beaches
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Ranked #7 of 37 attractions in Hilo
Category: Hiking Trails
meeting point " uncle awe bar ". lava walking day and night. extreme or regular tours.
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Ranked #8 of 37 attractions in Hilo
Category: Caverns/ Caves
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Ranked #9 of 37 attractions in Hilo
Category: History Museums; Specialty Museums; Museums; Educational Sites
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Ranked #10 of 37 attractions in Hilo
Category: Observatories/ Planetariums
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Ranked #11 of 37 attractions in Hilo
Category: Beaches; Scenic Drives
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Ranked #12 of 37 attractions in Hilo
Category: Museums; Historic Sites
Owner description: The Smithsonian-affiliated Lyman Museum tells the story of Hawaii’s islands and people through its exhibits on Hawaii’s... more » Owner description: The Smithsonian-affiliated Lyman Museum tells the story of Hawaii’s islands and people through its exhibits on Hawaii’s volcanic origins, flora and fauna found nowhere else in the world, Hawaiian culture, and other ethnic groups that have shaped the unique society of Hawaii today. Admire worldwide collections of sea shells and minerals. Learn about 19th century missionary life on a tour of the historic Lyman Mission House, the Island’s oldest wood frame building constructed in 1839. « less
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Ranked #13 of 37 attractions in Hilo
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Ranked #14 of 37 attractions in Hilo
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers
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Ranked #15 of 37 attractions in Hilo
Category: Observatories/ Planetariums; Science Museums

'Imiloa Astronomy Center, on the Big Island in Hilo, Hawaii, offers a fascinating bridge between science and culture. The connection is through the stars and the mountain of... more »

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Ranked #16 of 37 attractions in Hilo
Category: Movie Theaters
This historic 1925 movie theatre in downtown Hilo reopened in 1998 after being closed for 17 years.
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Ranked #17 of 37 attractions in Hilo
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals
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Ranked #18 of 37 attractions in Hilo
Category: Hiking Trails
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Ranked #19 of 37 attractions in Hilo
Category: Zoos
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Ranked #20 of 37 attractions in Hilo
Category: Waterfalls
Waterfalls located on the big island of Hawaii.
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Ranked #21 of 37 attractions in Hilo
Category: Beaches
Great for body-boarding, surfing and sun-bathing, but not a good swimming place.
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Ranked #22 of 37 attractions in Hilo
Category: Natural History Museums
Owner description: The Mokupapapa Discovery Center interprets the natural science, culture, and history of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands and... more » Owner description: The Mokupapapa Discovery Center interprets the natural science, culture, and history of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands and Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument and UNESCO World Heritage site. Interactive displays, engaging three-dimensional models, and immersive theater allow the visitor to experience the wonder and majesty of this special ocean region. A 3,500-gallon salt-water aquarium provides a habitat for some of the fishes from the NWHI reefs. « less
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Ranked #23 of 37 attractions in Hilo
Category: Educational Sites; Observatories/ Planetariums
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Ranked #24 of 37 attractions in Hilo
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Ranked #25 of 37 attractions in Hilo
Category: Theaters; Art Galleries
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Ranked #26 of 37 attractions in Hilo
Category: Beaches
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Ranked #27 of 37 attractions in Hilo
Category: Golf Courses
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Ranked #28 of 37 attractions in Hilo
Category: State Parks
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Ranked #29 of 37 attractions in Hilo
Category: Civic Centers

Wailoa Center is basically an art and culture gallery run by the State of Hawaii and by Cody King the director. It is located in Hilo on the Big Island of Hawaii behind the King... more »

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Ranked #30 of 37 attractions in Hilo
Category: Parks
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