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“Beautiful little Catholic church” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Painted Church

The Painted Church
84-5140 Painted Church Rd Captain Cook, Honaunau, Island of Hawaii, HI 96704
808-328-2227
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Ranked #3 of 8 things to do in Honaunau
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Bolingbrook, Illinois
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“Beautiful little Catholic church”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

This was a pretty little Catholic church surrounded by pretty grounds and an old cemetery. You cannot get into cemetery. Paintings in church are lovely. Worth a visit if in the area.

Visited April 2013
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Walled Lake, Michigan
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“Beautiful place to think.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

The church is absolutely beautiful. The cemetery next door gives you some history. Small hand made crafts out front for purchase, we bought one for our Christmas tree.

Visited March 2013
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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

Worth calling in if your close by, beautiful peaceful little church, honesty box outside for small local crafts.

Visited April 2013
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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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“Worth the stop if on the Kona Coast”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

We have been here twice. I think it is just amazing that a church constructed of Wood and painted walls still stands here. The cemetary is also pretty cool. It is a little building but beautiful and free of charge. Stoping here allows you to see some of the island history and just reflect on your day. Good stop if you are going to the Sacred Place or one of the coffee farms. This is just down the street from Bayview Farms, where we have gotten our coffee from for years. The Architecture is worth the stop. You can make a donation or purchase one of the little trinkets outside but there is no one there to push you.

Visited March 2013
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Northern California
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“A place of beauty and reflection”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

St. Benedict Catholic Church is known locally as The Painted Church. All are welcome to visit and attend Mass at ths beautiful little building. The walls and ceilings have been lovingly painted and parishioners take pride in keeping their church open for visitors. The architecture is amazing. There is no charge to visit and tour the grounds but donations are appreciated. Outside the church is a small table filled with religious items such as saint medals, prayer cards and jewelry which can be purchased on an honor system of leaving the suggested price. A nice place to stop, take a break from sightseeing and just be still.

Visited March 2013
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