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Kohala Welcome Center

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Ask a few questions about the area. It isn’t just that cluster of shops. Clean restrooms. Make a... read more

Reviewed November 16, 2018
CindyLu's N
Salt Lake City, Utah
Bathrooms are excellent

One f the few restroom choices in town, but exceptionally well done. Looks like the historical info... read more

Reviewed October 3, 2018
West Linn, Oregon
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Located at the gateway to North Kohala in Hawi, the Kohala Welcome Center invites you to venture to the northernmost point of Hawai`i Island, a rural region rich in history, culture and natural beauty. At the Welcome Center, you’ll be greeted by one...more
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55-3393 Akoni Pule Hwy, Hawi, Island of Hawaii, HI 96719
+1 808-889-5523
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Reviewed November 16, 2018

Ask a few questions about the area. It isn’t just that cluster of shops. Clean restrooms. Make a small donation if you can.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 3, 2018

One f the few restroom choices in town, but exceptionally well done. Looks like the historical info is well presented too.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank tobinc916
Reviewed July 6, 2018

Glad we decided to stop. The lady there was super helpful and they have very clean bathrooms as well.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Brad_Lazorka
Reviewed April 7, 2018

drove up from Mauna Lani area on our way to Pololu Valley. VERY friendly volunteer there with lots of great info. CLEAN bathrooms, to the point of excessive bleach smells. :) cool world map that you can put a pin in where you are traveling...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank GoPokes2
Reviewed March 12, 2018 via mobile

Stopped there on the way out of town to use their very clean bathrooms. Wished we’d stopped in the way in. The nice lady in charge was happy to talk about town attractions and share ideas of where to go. We had a nice picnic...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank NatalieA00
Reviewed September 20, 2017

IWe did not manage to visit in under 15 minutes, the staff was very nice to talk to. As a former school teacher, he was able to give us some nice insights on the plantation history of the region. As we were staying at plantation...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed September 11, 2017 via mobile

Initially stopped in the visitor center to use the restroom (which was exceptionally clean) but actually stayed quite some time. The staff were very friendly and knowledgeable about the area. Additionally, there was a food stand outside (not sure if this was on the Visitor...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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KWC_Kohala, Staff at Kohala Welcome Center, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2017

Aloha Fredandethe, We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to the Welcome Center. You were fortunate to be here when GJ's Huli Chicken was out front! They are not affiliated with us but we are happy to host folks at our picnic table in...More

Reviewed July 18, 2017 via mobile

Hawi, at the north tip of Kohala is lovely. The town is quaint and artsy, the people are friendly. Essentials Art Gallery is fantastic. The sandwich and coffee I had at the Kohala Coffee Company was EXCELLENT.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank perplegirl61
KWC_Kohala, Staff at Kohala Welcome Center, responded to this reviewResponded July 20, 2017

Aloha Christy, We are so glad you came to the "end of the road" to visit beautiful Kohala. We hope you'll be able to come back someday or send your friends for a visit! Mahalo.

Reviewed June 7, 2017

The woman that greeted us was very personable and had a lot of information to share about the area. Important note: Very clean restrooms!

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Lois908
Reviewed May 30, 2017

I stopped in and visited for a second. Learned of the old missionary farm, and did stop there, too. The volunteer even recognized me on the return flight home and said hello!

Date of experience: May 2017
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