Anna Ranch Heritage Center

Anna Ranch Heritage Center, Waimea: Hours, Address, Anna Ranch Heritage Center Reviews: 4.5/5

Anna Ranch Heritage Center
4.5
Historic Sites • Ranches
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
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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. Ranch is nestled among the hills of the Kohala mountain range in the heart of Waimea, Hawaii Island’s cattle country. Experience the history, culture, beauty and aloha of a ranch that is a treasured resource of our island community. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the State of Hawaii Register of Historic Sites, historic home tours tell the legacy of Anna Leialoha Lindsey Perry-Fiske, Hawaii’s “First Lady of Ranching” and the stories of how five generations became premier contributors to the rich culture of ranching in Hawaii. Enjoy wandering through the expansive beauty of manicured gardens bounded by Wai‘au‘ia Stream and rolling pastures and leave with treasured feelings of having experienced the “Real Hawaii”.
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< 1 hour
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Maps314168
7 contributions
Anna Ranch Visit
Nov 2019
My husband and I had the opportunity to visit Anna's Ranch Heritage Center, it was a beautiful place with lots of very interesting history of the first ranchers in Hawaii. What an incredible person Anna was! Unfortunately, we went to this location when they were NOT giving tours we would have loved to take the the tour instead we walked the grounds and read about the history ourselves.
Written December 15, 2019
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Explore796204
106 contributions
Worth Visiting
May 2018 • Friends
Great historical ranch - get a feel for local ranch life 100 years ago - Anna was local personality and an innovative rancher in her days.
Written October 2, 2018
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Thank you so much for sharing. We hope you enjoyed your visit at Anna Ranch!
Written October 3, 2018
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QI L
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Great place with friendly staff
Sep 2018 • Family
We visit this decent place and participated the historical home site tour with warm welcome from a young lady, we enjoy this educational eye opening tour guilded by her,a lot of great communications,quite friendly staff, she even checked reference to answer our questions. We were surprised by the layout of the house and furnitures, we bought anna' biography to kona more about this legendary cowgirl.
Written September 14, 2018
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Thank you very much for visiting Anna Ranch and for your review. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay! Please come back and visit the next time you're in town!
Written October 3, 2018
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ainamaikai
Hilo, HI5 contributions
Good place to learn about pioneer ranch life and about an amazing woman
Nov 2017 • Couples
Fascinating small museum of Hawaiian ranching history. Historical photographs and memorabilia. Good short walk around grounds worthwhile...
Written August 28, 2018
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Aloha! Thank you so much for coming to visit our property and for your feedback. I am happy to announce that we have started up our historical home tours which are offered Tuesday-Friday at 10am and 1pm. Reservations are required. Please give us a call the next time you are on the island! Mahalo, Dayna
Written August 29, 2018
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DarkerView
Waikoloa, HI6 contributions
A Little Gem of Hawaii History
May 2018 • Couples
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 to have a proper visit. Your ten bucks for the tour goes directly into the trust maintaining the ranch and house.
Written June 20, 2018
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cth0mas2
Waikoloa, HI11 contributions
Fascinating history
Nov 2017 • Couples
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 whole time. Barbara knew so many details, embellished by her years of knowing the events and people still living, who knew Anna. We will definitely recommend this activity to friends.
Written November 15, 2017
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Daphne
Hawaii351 contributions
Wedding
Oct 2017
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 and the ranch history.
Written October 17, 2017
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Raihan K
Austin, TX450 contributions
gorgeous house and history
Aug 2017 • Family
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 her elder brother was supposed to take over. that is what u will discover when u visit. the house is time capsule. we had very limited time so had to rush..... sigh..... but alhamdulila all praise be to allaah
Written August 17, 2017
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RCdeCruiser
Ashland, OR174 contributions
Ranching History in Old Kamuela, Hawai`i
Jun 2017 • Couples
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 Ranch in the Kamuela/Waimea area. They also have a very nice little gift shop in the main building. And the gardens surrounding the main house were very nice. For someone who is interested in the history of the area, this is a must see stop.
Written July 21, 2017
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Phil P
11 contributions
Great tour
Feb 2017 • Couples
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.
Written March 31, 2017
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Anna Ranch Heritage Center is open:
  • Tue - Fri 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM