Palapala Ho'omau Church

Palapala Ho'omau Church, Kipahulu

Palapala Ho'omau Church
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psudino
Weehawken, NJ3,159 contributions
Well kept church, nice horse, neat trees and lots of history
Mar 2020
I'm glad that this was a stop on our tour because from the parking lot it looks like a small church and that's it. However, there is quite a bit of history here. I don't want to copy the content from RockoMcDuff's February 2020 review, since he describes the history well.

In terms of the other fun aspects of this place, there is an incredibly friendly horse that loves to be pet, a variety of really neat trees, the famous graves and a very well kept and beautiful little church.
Written July 28, 2020
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Mike H
Phoenix, AZ1,842 contributions
Small Church
Jan 2020
This is a small non descript church but it is where Charles Lindbergh is buried. It is on a one lane road that you woould esasily bypass on the highway if you weren't paying attention.
Written February 29, 2020
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RockoMcDuff
Prairie du Chien, WI59 contributions
More history here than you think
Feb 2020
A beautiful church built back in 1864 by missionaries. Rebuilt in large part by the Sam Pryor family and Charles Lindbergh. Both are buried in the cemetery located here. Sam was an aviation pioneer, a VP of Pan Am airways back in the day. During WWII, helped our spies, built secrets airports, and other war efforts. Buried next to Sam were his 6 pet monkeys. You have to research on your own because the information isn't there. But when you visit, you are seeing the graves of two men in a quiet setting; men who both have amazing histories.
Written February 14, 2020
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johnnnita
Napa, CA1,737 contributions
AN HISTORIC AND MAGICAL SMALL CHURCH
Oct 2019
Truly off the beaten path from the Hana Highway (Road to Hana); actually, it's past Hana. I'm actually amazed we found this church location and somehow missed the Pools at O'hea. I think I was motivated to find Charles Lindbergh's grave site; located behind the little church and on the grounds. So, you really have to look for the small sign on the left past Hana. The road itself looks and is a little scary, but it's not long before you will arrive. You'll know because you will see first the parking area and the little church.

The church has quite a history in itself, but I was impressed by its simplicity and natural beauty inside and outside. Let's just say it has loads of "mana". It's lovely in its own way. Also, it is extremely well card for by some loving people and organizations.

We highly recommend you take the time to find this holy place for just the church. While you're there, go find the gravesite of the famous Charles Lindbergh!
Written December 30, 2019
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Joan
135 contributions
Historical Church in lovely setting
Jun 2019 • Friends
Pretty location for a historical church. Very serene. It was one of our tour stops. I wouldn’t make that scary drive just to see it, but if going by there might as well stop.
Written October 31, 2019
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Robert P
Chesterfield, VA1,346 contributions
Interesting!
Aug 2019
My family visited the Palapala Ho'omau Church during our visit to Maui. It was one of the stops on the Road to Hana tour. I had always assumed the Charles Lindbergh was buried on the mainland.

The church It about 12 miles south of the town of Hana. It is well off the beaten path. It still amazes me that Mr. Lindbergh’s final resting place is in a tiny cemetery in an isolated place. The grounds are beautiful, and you can see the ocean from there.
If you are on the road to Hana it is worth a stop to pay respect to a great American.
Written August 27, 2019
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Luv2travel
Ontario536 contributions
Simply Lovely
Oct 2018 • Couples
In a quiet setting off the beaten path for most travellers. A place to sit and reflect, pray or meditate, and to walk the peaceful grounds. Far from ostentatious, the epitome of the country church.
Written June 21, 2019
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Frank M
Ontario, Canada780 contributions
Located where Charles Lindbergh is buried
Feb 2019 • Couples
A beautiful small church located in the serenity of mother nature's most treasured spots. A quiet area to sit and contemplate and relax a little bit. Finding this is an adventure as it is down a road that is pretty unremarkable.
A must visit if you have traveled to Hana a few more miles is indeed worth the trip .
Written March 5, 2019
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PMQuestions
North Yorkshire, UK23,475 contributions
Fascinating oasis of calm
Jan 2019 • Couples
This is a renovated church, brought back from the edge. Now it is clearly loved with a Trust looking after it, it’s very welcoming and wonderful simple in its presentation.

It’s 10 miles beyond Hana, and is down a nondescript road about 100yds on the left after the Mile 41 milepost.
Written January 20, 2019
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QuickWhitTravel
Washington DC, DC4,065 contributions
Lovely, small church
May 2018 • Couples
This is a very inspirational location for this cute, small church where Charles Lindbergh is buried. I definitely recommend stopping by.
Written August 16, 2018
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