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Wailoa River State Recreation Area

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Off Pauahi Street, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
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All reviews king kamehameha nice statue nice photo op nice park rainbow falls picnic island
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

Nice big park but not worth the stop. Nice to drive thru and maybe stop take pictures of last king's statue.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank mrghost11
Reviewed August 6, 2018

This is a quick and easy viewpoint for Rainbow Falls. It is a simple walk from your car to a viewpoint for a good view of the falls. My understanding is that you only see a rainbow during mid-morning.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank John T
Reviewed May 18, 2018

This is a small park in a very pretty setting in the heart of Hilo. There is a widening of the river into a very small lake (more a pond really) with a nice bridge across it. There is plenty of parking and it is...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank trainfan2000
Reviewed April 8, 2018

It is quite a large park right along Kamehameha Avenue near downtown Hilo. The statue can be spotted from the road. This statue of the King is not the original one. I saw the original at Kapa’au (near the his birthplace in North Kohala). The...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank jgluv2travel
Reviewed April 4, 2018

Really nice park along the Wailoa River. Some very neat bridges. Nice place for a short walk, very close to downtown Hilo.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank RonInKelowna
Reviewed February 3, 2018

This small park has its main attraction the statue of a Hawaiian king. The access to the park is very easy as well as park and make a picture of the statue. For me it was a very short visit of 5-10 minutes.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Rosario_it
Reviewed December 12, 2017

This river is amazing especially when they have had rain. We were fortunate to go after they had rain. It had so much water and was really running.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank VolunteerMom4Life
Reviewed October 19, 2017

He's on the inland side of the highway looking out at the Hilo Bay. I wanted to see him because I looked him up on Honolulu last week as I see him on Hawaii Five-0 every Friday. My surprise was the Honolulu statue is much...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Jerry B
Reviewed October 12, 2017

Even if you just come to see the statue, it's worth it. King Kamehameha stands overlooking Hilo Bay. Be careful which side of the park you come in on. It is a much longer walk over bridges to see the statue if you come from...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank garbagecollector
Reviewed September 2, 2017

The Wailoa River State Park is a very large area with several unique bridges and a statue of King Kamehameha. It is not the original statue, but still very beautiful. Great place to go and sit for a picnic or just take a walk. Right...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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