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“Peaceful worth a visit” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park (Place of Refuge)

Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park (Place of Refuge)
P.O. Box 129, Honaunau, Island of Hawaii, HI 96726
808-328-2326
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$115*
and up
Private Tour: Big Island Photo Safari
Ranked #2 of 7 Attractions in Honaunau
Type: Historic Sites, National Parks, Cultural
Activities: Arts and crafts, Hiking, Snorkeling
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Owner description: This 182-acre park contains the Puuhonua, a sacred place of refuge, as well as other temples and coastal sites.
Dartmouth, Canada
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83 reviews 83 reviews
24 attraction reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Peaceful worth a visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

We drove from Kona to Volcano village and this was one of our stops, we were told about it by our captain on Wild Hawaii Ocean adventures and saw it from the boat so went to visit the next day. so worth it, we did not spend a great deal of time at the park but walked around and took pictures then we walked next door for snorkelling, it was amazing so close to shore the fish were terrific. I wish we had downloaded the app for our phones so we could have done a more complete tour as we missed the scheduled one and did not have time to do the next one. Overall so glad we came upon this place.

Visited September 2013
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Long Beach, California
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81 reviews 81 reviews
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Good Historical Visit with Outstanding Beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

The history available about this site makes for a great visit and a good understanding of early Hawaiian life and culture. Use your cell phones on the audio tour and the map to get a good understanding of site.

Visited September 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“lovely must see”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

This well laid out easy walk very informative and full of history is a must see also drive on past park to lovely palm fringed area picnic spot well used by the locals all up very scenic tranquil area

Visited September 2013
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West Orange, New Jersey
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36 attraction reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Beautiful setting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013 via mobile

This is such a such a gorgeous spot on the Pacific. Bring your camera because the photo ops are incredible with quintessential palm tree-ringed beaches. The park rangers here share the story of this historic place very knowledgeably.

Visited July 2013
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Margate, NJ
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237 helpful votes 237 helpful votes
“Interesting & scenic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

Interesting as an adult & also a great place to visit with kids - the rangers have worksheets to keep them busy. Also, they spent 30 minutes playing Hawaii checkers on the grounds. The snorkeling next to the site is amazing and worth a visit.

Visited September 2013
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