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Easy walk, see pics for gate location!

Location is between mile marker 15 and 16. Coming from town, gate will be on left side, about 1/4... read more

Reviewed August 26, 2018
Chappaqua, New York
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Found this Heiau the first time in the pouring rain. It is so large and quite well preserved... read more

Reviewed July 19, 2018
Wenatchee, Washington
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Originally was a sight for human sacrifice.
Off Highway 450 East just before Mapulehu, Kaunakakai, Molokai, HI 96748
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Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

Location is between mile marker 15 and 16. Coming from town, gate will be on left side, about 1/4 mike from the only grocery store in area. Coming from town, If you pass the grocery store, you have gone too far. The gate is right...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 19, 2018

Found this Heiau the first time in the pouring rain. It is so large and quite well preserved. Took us forever the first time to find it, but now we know the way. Be respectful here.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank busconi
Reviewed July 1, 2017

About a half mile walk from the road. Never have seen anything like it, it's huge, about the size of a football field with several tiers. Not a place for anyone with difficulty with balance, uneven footing to go. Read about the history first. We...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Laura G
Reviewed June 23, 2017 via mobile

Get a taste of ancient Hawaiian religion and sociology Although refurbished recently, this ancient site is worthy of recognition due to the huge effort in creating the original Myths and legends abound about priests, kahuna and human sacrifices apart it is a significant historical monument...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank ChrisHamnett
Reviewed September 25, 2016

Sadly, the tour guides don't do this site justice. Perhaps they give the short version to protect their culture, but regardless visitors deserve to know the true significance of the Ili'Ili'opae Heieau. First, the name Ili'Ili'opae means rolling shrimp in Hawaiian. That's a reference to...More

Date of experience: December 2015
5  Thank KulaBob
Reviewed April 1, 2016

We were driving out East one day while on Moloka‘i and I heard that there was a really large heiau out there that was worth seeing. It is not heavily publicized, but I love seeing things of Hawaiian cultural importance. First of all, the heiau...More

Date of experience: March 2016
1  Thank David E
Reviewed March 23, 2016

The largest heiau in Hawaii, the site of human sacrifice (men only, women were not allowed). A beautiful almost half mile walk from the main road by mile marker 16. Signs point the way. Not safe to cross the stream bed in the rain. Hike...More

Date of experience: February 2016
1  Thank travelfortherapy
Reviewed June 29, 2014

Went on a nature tour yesterday and this was one of the stops. It is literally right off a busy road. The tour driver just parked on the side of the road and told us all to get out. You walk down a short path...More

Date of experience: June 2014
3  Thank Anne J
Reviewed April 19, 2014

Stumbled across this little gem sort of hidden away but a must do Not really listed anywhere as a spot to go see, follow the directions on prior post and can't go wrong

Date of experience: April 2014
1  Thank Lynn P
Reviewed February 20, 2014

We love Moloka'i, and everytime we go there, we try to find something new that we haven't done. On the east, jungly side of the island, just before one reaches Mana'e Goodz n' Grindz(the convenience store) coming from Kaunakakai, on the left hand side, just...More

Date of experience: February 2014
3  Thank mckParker_Co
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