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Address: 84-5140 Painted Church Rd Captain Cook, Honaunau, Island of Hawaii, HI 96704
Phone Number: 808-328-2227
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Worth the detour

This church is beautiful, and well worth a short visit. 10 minutes is probably ample to take in the painted church, worth the detour off the main highway.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

This church is beautiful, and well worth a short visit. 10 minutes is probably ample to take in the painted church, worth the detour off the main highway.

Thank Sp8sm8
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Truly beautiful little church in a fantastic setting. The artwork inside the church is amazing. Being Catholic, it was especially meaningful, but you don't have to be Catholic to enjoy this.

Thank phrikas
Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to visit here on a whim after having seen it on one of those tourist maps. We weren't expecting much, but when we got there (and getting there on those small roads was quite an adventure) we were pleasantly surprised. Don't expect anything flashy or big, but the church itself is really, truly lovely. The paintings, the grounds... More 

Thank Greg C
San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We where headed up the hill and saw the sign and figured we would give it a look. Glad we did. What a neat little stop. History of this church is amazing that it is still intact. Views are beautiful.

Thank Crazysparky
Yakima, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very quaint peaceful Catholic Church. The grounds are well maintained and reflect the island vegetation. The view from the church is out toward the sea. The church itself is small and has several murals. Some have not yet been restored. Worth the drive and actually does not require much of a detour from the belt highway. Easily reached heading... More 

Thank Angela and Ron G
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came across this little church when trying to find Captain Cooks monument, which by the way you can't actually drive to, you can only get to by boat, kayak, swim or walk down a track which is about a 1 hr return hike from the main road in Captain Cook town. The Painted Church is such a serene place,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This little Catholic Church, set high above the sea, is a worthwhile stop to view the results of one man's drive to paint the interior walls with religious scenes, which transform it into a kind of art gallery. Very cute!

Thank Di W
Ramsey, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Beautiful little church, tucked in the village. Well worth a stop. Great place to sit and reflect and admire the painted works inside.

Thank lindann2015
Columbia, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Off the beaten path but so worth a visit. Cute church with amazing views. Beautiful hidden treasure on the Kona side of the island.

Thank John S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

This church is painted with scriptures. It seems the bishop's mother could not read the bible so her son painted the stories on the walls of this special little church

Thank Emely W

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