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“Parker Ranch in Waimea” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Parker Ranch

Parker Ranch
66-1304 Mamalahoa Hwy, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
+1 808-885-7311
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Ranked #10 of 18 Activities in Waimea
Type: Historic Sites, Museums, Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Ranchs, Ranch & Farm
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Owner description: The Parker Ranch Family Estate (also known as the Historic Homes & Gardens) was home to the Parker family from 1879 to 1992. From these homes the Parker's ran a cattle empire that survives to this day and at its height spanned half of the Big Island. Open Monday through Friday, from 8:00am until 4:00pm for free self-guided tours which includes a 20 minute video on the history of the Ranch.
Peoria, Arizona
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“Parker Ranch in Waimea”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

This area is absolutely beautiful. Lots of fun places to shop and eat also! We would have liked to spent more time there, but went on to Hilo.

Visited November 2013
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Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
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“Parker Ranch prime rib dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Parker ranch have a full service restaurant in Waimea. They advertise green raised beef. The price was excellent and the dinner was also excellent! Will being going back to the Big Island early 2014 and we will definitely go here for a dinner or six!!LOL!!!

Visited February 2013
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Aaah the Views Bed and Breakfast Kamuela, Hawaii
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“Great Farmers Market!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

On Wednesday Parker Ranch hosts a mid-day farmers market.
Its a great place to grab some delicious food and pick up some local organic veggies.
Also there are all kinds of crafts and other goodies available to buy.
Its a great way to take a little piece of Waimea home with you.

Visited June 2013
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New Mexico
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“Skip the tourist stuff... See the actual ranch.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

We have been through all the tourism stuff related to Parker Ranch, but if you really want a treat drive out on the Ranch road "Mauna Road" to see beautiful views, and cattle lining the road side. The grass is lush, and cattle are fat and happy, you can see why this Ranch operation was such a success!

Visited March 2013
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“Beautiful drive through grazing land”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

The Parker Ranch was a highlight of our Big Island vacation. Driving the Mamalahoa Hwy early morning was a treat for the senses. Beautiful sights around every bend of the road! Growing up in a cattle ranching family I'd heard about the Parker Ranch and had been intrigued by the stories of the ranch since childhood. Visiting the Puuopelu Headquarters, the ranch estate, was very interesting. With few others visiting this day we had plenty of time and opportunity to enjoy the grounds and visit the Mana Hale house. So much history! The art collection in the main home is very impressive. Views of the mountains, rose gardens and lake are lovely.
This is a busy working cattle ranch consisting of approximately 130,000 acres. There are about 19,000 head of cattle, Angus and Charolais breeds. The video shown at the Mana House is interesting and shows a realistic display of cattle ranching practices. It's easy to spend a few hours here just taking in all the animals and natural beauty of this part of the Big Island. Very helpful, friendly staff too.

Visited March 2013
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