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“Historic!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Mokuaikaua Church

Mokuaikaua Church
75-5713 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
808-329-0655
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Ranked #14 of 35 Attractions in Kailua-Kona
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: Founded in 1836 by Boston missionaries.
Vacaville, California
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“Historic!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

Nice and quaint old historic church along Ali'i drive. Oldest and first Christian church in Hawaii. Parking available. You can usually see this church on postcards and calendars of Hawaii.

Visited February 2013
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Hawaii
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“Beautiful piece of history”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

This Church is the first Christian Church to be built in the islands. It's a must see, beautiful craftsmanship and interesting history. This is still a active church every Sunday you can attend.

Visited February 2013
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Marietta, Georgia
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“Historic and worth the time!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

First church in Hawaii....beautiful little church. Staff on site who will fill you in on all the facts. Very interesting for anyone curious about Hawaiian history. Won't involve too much of your vacation time. The history of Hawaii and the native people is amazing.

Visited January 2013
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Townsend, DE
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“Beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

The Mokuaikaua Church is located right on the main street across from the Halihe'e Palace. Built in 1820, it is the first church in the State of Hawaii. It is simple, yet magestic at the same time. Cooled by the ocean breezes, the temperature was very comfortable throughout the entire service.

They have two services on Sunday. The 9:00 am Service, which we attended, was comtemporay, and a traditional service at 11:00 a.m. The music was excellent, the sermon was exceptional, and the locals were extremely friendly.

They have many activities and the visitors are always welcome. It is open every day to enjoy activities and to visit this historic site.

Visited January 2013
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Astoria, Oregon, United States
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“Worth the Visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

I stopped by this lovely church and was glad I did. The woodwork is wonderful. It's a simple church but well worth a few minutes of your time.....

Visited January 2013
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