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“Gem of a place!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Kohala Welcome Center

Kohala Welcome Center
55-3393 Akoni Pule Hwy, Hawi, Island of Hawaii, HI 96719
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Ranked #3 of 7 Attractions in Hawi
Type: Other
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Marietta, Georgia
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82 reviews 82 reviews
24 attraction reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“Gem of a place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Yes....very clean restrooms but lots of helpful tips about the local area. Ask about spots to see and places to eat. This is on the way to the "End of The Road." Local volunteers really make this place alive......see a banana tree and pineapple growing.

Visited May 2014
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Jemez Springs, New Mexico
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“friendly folks”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

they have great information about the area, great volunteers, historical information, t-shirts, books, and wonderful restrooms. If you stop by on Thursdays GJ is cooking his ribs and chicken outdoors.

Visited May 2014
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Vancouver, Canada
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“Tour of the big Island”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Very interesting place to visit a lot of neat stuff to read. Don't expect to be given a list of places to stay or visit as they don't have that sort information.

Visited March 2014
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Boston, Massachusetts
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“Don't miss it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Make Sure To Stop In At The Kohala Visitors Center. The Staff Of Volunteers Are So Knowledgeable And Welcoming. They Have A Great Map Of The Area And Answers To All Your Questions From What To See And Where To Eat. Their Public Restrooms Are Extremely Clean Too.

Visited January 2014
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“Excellent Suggestions”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Had a great day sightseeing and I owe it all to the welcome center.

After getting lost trying to find King Kamehameha's birthplace (Hertz Never Lost GPS didn't list it as a historic site) I dropped in to the Welcome Center to ask for directions.

I was given a map and shown aerial photos of the area (because you need 4-wheel drive to access the gravel non-road). I was told about the Mookini Heiau and the Pololu Valley Lookout...none of which was on my itinerary.

A big THANK YOU for making our Friday drive such an adventure.

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