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Top things to do in Kailua-Kona

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Ranked #1 of 35 attractions in Kailua-Kona
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 35 attractions in Kailua-Kona
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Beaches
Category: Beaches; Outdoors
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Ranked #3 of 35 attractions in Kailua-Kona
Category: Beaches; Outdoors
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Ranked #4 of 35 attractions in Kailua-Kona
Category: Other
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Ranked #5 of 35 attractions in Kailua-Kona
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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$115* and up
Ranked #6 of 35 attractions in Kailua-Kona
Category: Scenic Drives; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Owner description: Built in 1942, this 53-mile long road is extremely dangerous with its narrow structure, blind turns, rough surface and... more » Owner description: Built in 1942, this 53-mile long road is extremely dangerous with its narrow structure, blind turns, rough surface and single-lane bridges. « less
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Ranked #7 of 35 attractions in Kailua-Kona
Category: Historic Sites; Monuments/ Statues; Cultural
Founded in 1838, this site is where the Hawaiian monarchy resided.
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Ranked #8 of 35 attractions in Kailua-Kona
Category: Bodies of Water; Outdoors
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$89* and up
Ranked #9 of 35 attractions in Kailua-Kona
Owner description: Voted the Best of West Hawaii since 2000 , the Island Breeze Lu'au and is located on the shores of Kamakahonu Bay and the... more » Owner description: Voted the Best of West Hawaii since 2000 , the Island Breeze Lu'au and is located on the shores of Kamakahonu Bay and the historic grounds of the Courtyard Marriott King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel. An evening filled with delicious food and authentic Island entertainment. Highlights include the re-enactment of the arrival of Kamehameha I aboard an outrigger canoe, the unearthing of the imu (underground oven), preliminary arts and crafts where you have a chance to meet the performers, a 22-dish buffet, an open bar and the finale of the Siva Afi - spectacular Samoan Fireknife dance. « less
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Ranked #10 of 35 attractions in Kailua-Kona
Category: Beaches; Outdoors
Hawaii beach with white sand and good surf.
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Ranked #11 of 35 attractions in Kailua-Kona
Category: Historic Sites; History Museums; Tours; Museums
Owner description: Step back in time to an authentic living history experience where historical sites present you with a vivid and unforgettable... more » Owner description: Step back in time to an authentic living history experience where historical sites present you with a vivid and unforgettable story of Hawai’i's past. Come experience the 1880’s in the H.N. Greenwell Store Museum where the shopkeeper will help you gather your supplies for your trip up Kona mauka. The mingled aromas of coffee beans and oranges blend together again, just as they did over 100 years ago when goods were sold here in the heydey of Kona ranching. On Thursdays, visitors and locals alike, line up to buy the sweet bread coming out of the Portuguese stone oven.Come join us! You won’t leave this place without feeling you have experienced a rare glimpse into Hawai`i’s colorful past. « less
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Ranked #12 of 35 attractions in Kailua-Kona
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Ranked #13 of 35 attractions in Kailua-Kona
Owner description: Rich in historical, cultural, and environmental treasures, Kahalu'u Bay welcomes more than 400,000 visitors annually, making... more » Owner description: Rich in historical, cultural, and environmental treasures, Kahalu'u Bay welcomes more than 400,000 visitors annually, making it West Hawai'i's most popular tourist destination. Kahalu'u Bay Education Center is a partnership between The Kohala Center and the County of Hawai'i to revive and revitalize Kahalu'u Bay and Beach Park. The center is open every day from 9:30 a.M. To 4:30 p.M. And rents snorkel gear onsite. (We are closed on the day of the Ironman Triathlon and during hazardous surf/weather conditions.) Through volunteer-driven educational programs such as ReefTeach and Citizen Science, Kahalu'u Bay Education Center promotes and measures the positive impacts of environmental stewardship to ensure the bay remains a healthy and welcoming place for residents and visitors alike. Come spend a beautiful day at Kahalu'u Bay and see our beautiful honu (green sea turtles), corals and fish! We look forward to welcoming you! « less
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Ranked #14 of 35 attractions in Kailua-Kona
Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
Founded in 1836 by Boston missionaries.
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Ranked #15 of 35 attractions in Kailua-Kona
Category: Marinas; Outdoors
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Ranked #16 of 35 attractions in Kailua-Kona
Category: Beaches; Outdoors
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Ranked #17 of 35 attractions in Kailua-Kona
Category: Neighborhoods; Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks; Cultural
Lots of shops, bars and restaurants
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Ranked #18 of 35 attractions in Kailua-Kona
Category: Educational Sites; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Owner description: See the future now with Friends of NELHA and experience a fascinating tour of Hawaii Ocean Science Technology Park near... more » Owner description: See the future now with Friends of NELHA and experience a fascinating tour of Hawaii Ocean Science Technology Park near Kailua-Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii. FON tours showcase the development of renewable energy resources and uses of cold deep seawater and warm surface seawater in innovative aquaculture and mariculture activities and much more. This is a one-of-kind science and technology site in the world, an exciting learning experience and a must-see stop on the Big Island. FON offers public presentations and tours of selected NELHA energy and aquaculture projects Monday through Friday at 10 am, excluding holidays. Reservations are required for Friday's Grand Tour. Friends of NELHA (Natural Energy Laboratory Hawaii Authority) is a nonprofit organization providing education and outreach in support of sustainable agriculture and renewable energy. « less
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Ranked #19 of 35 attractions in Kailua-Kona
Category: Scenic Drives; Landmarks
This highway goes from Kailua-Kona to Hilo on Hawaii's "Big Island."
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Ranked #20 of 35 attractions in Kailua-Kona
Category: Beaches; State Parks; Outdoors
Located on the main island of Hawaii, this park also contains a beach.
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Ranked #21 of 35 attractions in Kailua-Kona
Category: Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #22 of 35 attractions in Kailua-Kona
Category: Neighborhoods; Cultural
Many artists are galleries are found here
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Ranked #23 of 35 attractions in Kailua-Kona
Category: Cemeteries; Cultural

a peaceful spot at the end of the road where hundreds died in a battle pitting new ways of thinking/living against the traditional ways.  A nice place to sit and contemplate life... more »

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Ranked #24 of 35 attractions in Kailua-Kona
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Ranked #25 of 35 attractions in Kailua-Kona
Category: Science Museums; Specialty Museums; Museums
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Ranked #26 of 35 attractions in Kailua-Kona
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Ranked #27 of 35 attractions in Kailua-Kona
Category: Beaches; Outdoors
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Ranked #28 of 35 attractions in Kailua-Kona
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #29 of 35 attractions in Kailua-Kona
Category: Scenic Drives; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Owner description: Historic sites once covered much of the Kona Coast and these treasured places promote understanding of Hawaii’s heritage. The... more » Owner description: Historic sites once covered much of the Kona Coast and these treasured places promote understanding of Hawaii’s heritage. The seven miles of Alii Drive, along the shoreline connecting Historic Kailua Village to Keauhou, generally follows the ancient route of the ala loa foot trail that evolved over time as a road. Four of the seven ancient Royal Centers in use in Kona are located on what is now called Alii Drive. There are dozens of Points of Interest and Scenic Stops along the route. Discover Hawaii’s history on the Royal Footsteps Along the Kona Coast Hawaii Scenic Byway. « less
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Ranked #30 of 35 attractions in Kailua-Kona
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