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Mokuaikaua Church

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Address: 75-5713 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-3719
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Founded in 1836 by Boston missionaries.

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A cool building

This church is pretty cool and very accessible by foot as we stayed in a nearby hotel. The outside of the building is neat as they used lava rock as part of the foundation. It is... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This church is pretty cool and very accessible by foot as we stayed in a nearby hotel. The outside of the building is neat as they used lava rock as part of the foundation. It is noteworthy to view whether you are religious or not.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a wonderful example of persevered history! The church could benefit greatly from local support; from what it seems, the church seem to drift through from tourist support (not sure). I highly recommend going to see this beautiful preservation of Hawaiian history.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were walking by and stopped in. Honestly, I didn't take the time to read the history. It is church building. Earlier in the week we stopped by the Painted Church which was more interesting visually. There was nothing noteworthy about this church. Maybe the history is of interest, but I didn't take the time to read anything.

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Thank Melissa D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The church gives a good sense of the early missionary activity in Kona and has a replica of the brig that brought them from New England around Cape Horn.......they were tough puritans to put up with the hardships of the voyage and to have overcome the resistance of the Hawaiian rulers who were quite skeptical of their message and motives......read... More 

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Grants Pass, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We found this site to give one a overview of the missionary history that is part of this island. The self tour of the church was interesting with some displays with well done informational posters. The stain glass window was colorful and the design of the church very simple and pleasing.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Finding places of age in these parts is difficult so it was a pleasure to look around this 19th century church There is info inside and some nice short videos about its history and restoration And it's cool when hot outside

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Hamilton
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting history - Hawaii's first Church - 1820 - built without and nails - all wooden pegs, etc.

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Lewisburg, West Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful old church. Loved the recorded history at rear. Mostly I loved just sitting under those huge old beams and thinking about my God and the wonders he created here on this island and all over the world

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very old beautiful simplistic church. Worth a look around the church. Located in downtown Kailua-Kona.

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Pahoa, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Congregational Church was founded in 1820, the first contact with missionaries on the Islands. Those fervent men and women from New England made their way across the Pacific in the brig Thaddeus. A scale model of this ship is housed in the back area of the church which holds regular services, but is open daily from dawn to dusk.... More 

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