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Mokuaikaua Church

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75-5713 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-3719
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Founded in 1836 by Boston missionaries.
  • Excellent45%
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  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
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“lava rock” (18 reviews)
“koa wood” (9 reviews)
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75-5713 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-3719
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+1 808-329-0655
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"lava rock"
in 18 reviews
"koa wood"
in 9 reviews
"stained glass"
in 7 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 11 reviews
"lots of history"
in 7 reviews
"sunday service"
in 4 reviews
"ali'i drive"
in 13 reviews
"christmas eve service"
in 3 reviews
"scale model"
in 3 reviews
"beautiful building"
in 3 reviews
"hawaiian language"
in 4 reviews
"great history"
in 6 reviews
"hulihe'e palace"
in 6 reviews
"open to the public"
in 4 reviews
"hawaiian islands"
in 10 reviews
"old hawaii"
in 4 reviews
"downtown kailua"
in 3 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This lovely historical church is worth visiting. A beautiful building set in a hard to miss location.

Thank Jean H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must see building and history in Kona. The building is impressive in its size and time of building. There is an excellent model of the ship exhibited, a video explaining some of the history of the people who came there for the...More

1  Thank Mark A K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a truly historic building, the first church in the Hawaiian Islands, built in 1837. It is made of lava rock and coral. You can just walk in anytime the church is open, no admission, but a donation jar. There a nice historical exhibits...More

Thank 580diane47
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the original church in Kona. it is open and free to visitors, except when a service is in progress, The inside is wood, Not as as dramatic as churches in Europe, but you wouldn't expect that in Hawaii, would you?

Thank alandF6879AU
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very friendly and welcoming people in the center of town. classic old style church one of the oldest on the island and a treasure to visitg

Thank Betty O
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This church building is the oldest church in the Hawaiian Islands, it is located on Ali'i Drive in the center of Kona. No matter your belief, the Mokuaikaua Church (Congregational) is worth a visit, this will give you a history of Christianity in the Islands...More

Thank Rose H
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Reviewed January 9, 2018

We walked through this beautiful church and read the history about it. They had framed pictures in the back of the church with the history. Unfortunately, we weren't there during the time frame of their church service, we would have enjoyed that experience.

Thank soulsisters
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Reviewed January 2, 2018

This was one of the few Christmas Eve services we found. It is a 200 y/o historic Christian church located downtown Kailua-Kona. The service was a bit quirky, but we were thankful to have a place to worship on Christmas Eve. Get there early to...More

Thank medsouthinc
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Reviewed December 19, 2017

Very interesting, great history presentation. Church was decorated for Christmas. Church and grounds well kept and maintained.

Thank Paul S
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Reviewed December 11, 2017 via mobile

The church building is beautiful! It is really neat to have attended the first church in Hawaii. Definitely a place to visit!

Thank Brenden90
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Jody R
May 10, 2015|
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Response from gwgMimsFlorida | Reviewed this property |
Yes services still held but we were there on a weekday.
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