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Anna Ranch Heritage Center

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65-1480 Kawaihae Rd, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-8554
+1 808-885-4426
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A Little Gem of Hawaii History

A glimpse into the past of ranching, cattle, and Paniolos. A beautiful garden and a historic house... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
DarkerView
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Waikoloa, Hawaii
Fascinating history

My husband and I visited the ranch today. Although we were unknowingly late for the morning tour... read more

Reviewed November 14, 2017
cth0mas2
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Waikoloa, Hawaii
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Come visit the Anna Ranch Heritage Center which offers insight to the rich history of ranching and the paniolo on the Big Island.The lush green hills of Waimea offer a beautiful back drop to the unique story of Anna Leialoha Lindsey Perry-Fiske who was known as the “First Lady of Ranching“ in Hawaii. As one of Hawaii’s finest Pa’u riders, an award winning jockey and one who could throw amazing social events to raise funds for the community, Anna’s story will leave you amazed and inspired. Born in 1900 and living to the age of 95, Anna lived a long exciting life. Prior to her death she placed her ranch in a trust so that the history of ranching in Hawaii would be shared with future generations.Listed on both the National and State registers of historic places, the ranch is a one of a kind attraction. Visitors may tour the spectacular and expansive gardens as well as the fourteen room historic ranch house with a treasure trove of Hawaiian koa furnishings, artifacts and fine millinery.
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65-1480 Kawaihae Rd, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-8554
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A glimpse into the past of ranching, cattle, and Paniolos. A beautiful garden and a historic house preserved as they were generations ago. You can tour the grounds anytime they are open, but you really need to reserve a spot on one of the tours...More

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Reviewed November 14, 2017

My husband and I visited the ranch today. Although we were unknowingly late for the morning tour, we were given a private tour. The docent Barbara was amazing! We were so caught up in the story of Anna's life, that we were asking questions the...More

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Reviewed October 16, 2017 via mobile

Along with being a historical site, the ranch is well manicured and a joy to walk thru. It truly feels like walking in Old Hawaii. Breezy with views of the Kohala Mountains makes this place worth the stop. It was rewarding to learn about Anna...More

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Reviewed August 17, 2017 via mobile

we were lucky enough to have the oldest tour guide who pationately described Anna's history and how she protected this place from a by disaster. this was known Lindsey ranch until she took over. how she did all that although she had two brothers and...More

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Reviewed July 21, 2017

My wife and I recently stopped by the Anna Ranch Heritage Center. Unfortunately, the hour was late and we didn't have a lot of time to tour the facility. What we did see was very interesting, and gave additional history to that of the Parker...More

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Reviewed March 31, 2017

Right off the highway. We lucked -- we happened to be there between group tours, but the guide was nice enough to give us an individual tour.

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Reviewed March 29, 2017

Our fabulous docent, Barbara, was so knowledgable about Anna, her family, the ranch, and ranching practices in Hawaii that it brought the history and the place to life. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. This is a talk-oriented rather than an action-oriented venue,...More

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Reviewed February 3, 2017

We decided to stop here after reading many positive reviews, but found the ranch inexplicably closed. There were several cars in the parking lot, but the only life forms moving around spoke cow. We tried calling, but just got a recorded message that they would...More

1  Thank Mark V
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Reviewed January 9, 2017

Our family took the tour of Anna's ranch & it was fun to see in person all the things I had read about in her book. However, not everyone in our party had read the book & they still enjoyed seeing a picture of ranch...More

2  Thank Heather P
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Reviewed July 16, 2016

There is a lot of history here, and hidden waterfalls for a truly atmospheric Hawaiian hike. Picnic tables. Beautiful gardens, a stream. Not what you would think just driving by.

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