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Puukohola National Historic Park

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Historical park honoring King Kamehameha
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Hours Today: 7:45 AM - 4:45 PM
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Hwy 270, near Kawaihae Harbor, 62-3601 Kawaihae Rd, Kawaihae, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed June 2, 2014

The information provided is very interesting and the trail is a nice casual walk. We were unable to close to the temple to look inside which was disappointing. Nice breeze from the ocean and not crowded.

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed June 27, 2018 via mobile

They have easy loop trail that takes you to the main sight. You cannot enter. I would call the park and see if there is a tour happening during your visit time. If not you may skip this. The only thing you will get out...More

2  Thank Jim W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We did not go here with a tour group. Went on our own. With that said, it is a cool little place to visit, rich in Hawaiian history. And makes for very cool photo ops! Can be a quick 1 hour stop if you choose...More

Thank Shelly G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent about an hour here. It was very unique, easy accessible, and probably good for all ages. Even though the weather and lighting wasn't ideal we had a great time and got some good pictures.

Thank AbbyDLeigh
Reviewed September 19, 2018

Hawaiian History. Tikis. Small ancient buildings. A little beach where Turtles come to relax. its a statepark so there is a few.

Thank txbrowneyes04
Reviewed August 11, 2018

This national park was a nice treat on our vacation. They preserved this spot so we can have a glimpse at what life was like in the ancient past. We were able to talk with one gentleman carving a fish hook in a piece of...More

Thank BrianAO98
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

Lots of information on display, a video & from the park rangers. The site reminds you of sacred Native American sites. Try to lift the size rock Chiefs had to lift to build this site. Definitely worth a visit. Free parking & restrooms available.

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Reviewed June 27, 2018 via mobile

They have easy loop trail that takes you to the main sight. You cannot enter. I would call the park and see if there is a tour happening during your visit time. If not you may skip this. The only thing you will get out...More

2  Thank Jim W
Reviewed June 11, 2018

This is a wonderful park to visit on the Big Island of Hawaii. It is replete with history and the walk along the shore is beautiful. As we walked the shore we became aware of all the fish in the water, particularly the yellow ones....More

2  Thank irawine
Reviewed May 23, 2018

I kind of stumbled on this place having made the drive from the Hilo side of the island. (It's truly incredible how different one side of the island is from the other!) I have actually built some dry stone walls, and I was blown away...More

Thank Enduro338
Reviewed April 16, 2018

What an interesting and special place. Fascinating history and beautiful grounds. Lave fields that you can walk on and explore and if you are lucky (as we were) see a few turtles. The black lava, against the blue ocean and vibrant greenery on the grounds...More

Thank MMCSydney
Reviewed March 21, 2018

Great historic spot regarding the history of Hawaii and King Kamehameha I. The exhibits are wonderful and it is kind of a walking around, self-educational tour with many items and pictures regarding the past. The Heiau is something you don't see every day. The buildings...More

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Response from QuinetteTX | Reviewed this property |
The only place you can see an active lava flow is in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. You can see the lava if you do a long and arduous hike, which is why some folks opt for the tour. Info for the hike can be found through... More
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