Puukohola National Historic Park

Puukohola National Historic Park, Kawaihae: Hours, Address, Puukohola National Historic Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Puukohola National Historic Park

Puukohola National Historic Park
4.5
Historic Sites • National Parks
7:45 AM - 4:45 PM
Monday
7:45 AM - 4:45 PM
Tuesday
7:45 AM - 4:45 PM
Wednesday
7:45 AM - 4:45 PM
Thursday
7:45 AM - 4:45 PM
Friday
7:45 AM - 4:45 PM
Saturday
7:45 AM - 4:45 PM
Sunday
7:45 AM - 4:45 PM
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Historical park honoring King Kamehameha
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Brandy P
Rowlett, TX14 contributions
Hawaii self tour stop
Oct 2021 • Family
The park ranger really made it great. Told the story and history of this site. When you know the history you can really appreciate the tour. With a smartphone you can download a QR code with a 30 minute self guided tour of the area. Highly recommend. The path is paved and you can walk it in flip flops. Nice arrangements of artifacts inside the office area
Written October 3, 2021
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Bob B
Newhall, CA13 contributions
Ranger Brought The Site To Life
Aug 2021 • Couples
An interesting site that played an important role In Hawaiian history was made better by the visitor center, audio tour and the insights provided by park ranger, Pablo McCloud. Both at the start and end of our visit he provided great insight into the park, it’s pivotal role in history and other significant parks we could visit during our vacation.
Written August 31, 2021
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John P
1 contribution
Easy trail and informational too!
Aug 2021 • Couples
Shout out to Pablo McCloud for an interesting and informative experience. Walk along the trail and enjoy!
Written August 29, 2021
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Johnboy1253
73 contributions
Historic site
Aug 2021 • Family
Easy access. Interesting to learn about the Hawaiian king that unified the islands. The beach at the end of the road was small but very inviting.
Written August 26, 2021
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Daniel W
Leesburg, VA14 contributions
Easy stroll along the coast unfortunately half the trails are closed currently
Jul 2021 • Couples
The ranger at the visitor center did a nice presentation on the site, history of the Hawaiian flag, and other historical information about the site.

The views of the ocean are good, the path is paved and very easy.

Unfortunately, the upper loop trails are closed for work so you have not have access to the lower trail near the coastline and can’t near the Heiau
Written July 4, 2021
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MNO
United States77 contributions
Interesting history
Jun 2021 • Family
This is a pretty interesting place to spent 30-45 minutes. There are some informative displays at the visitor center and the audio tour is useful for understanding the context behind what you see on the trail. I wouldn’t necessarily go out of my way to see this, but worth a stop if you’re in the area.
Written June 19, 2021
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Hatzlacha
Virginia763 contributions
Really brought it to life
May 2021
The combo of their interpretive video with the displays did an excellent job of bringing the historical/cultural significance of the site to life. Then there are the interesting walking paths to follow. Fair warning, though: They get quite hot and scorching in the direct sun. But still, well-worth returning if in the area again.
Written June 5, 2021
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Lisa G
Bellingham, WA9 contributions
Nice small site with walk and interpretative center with restrooms and close to Spencer Beach.
Apr 2021 • Family
Short visit is sufficient then day at the beach, nice interpretive center and pathway. About 1/2 hour
Written April 6, 2021
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Gabriel Sanchez
Idaho Falls, ID5 contributions
so muhc histrory
Feb 2021
we learned so much about king kamehaka and all of the things he did to conquer the islands. we also saw some whales from the shore line with many benches for sitting available
Written February 9, 2021
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psudino
Weehawken, NJ3,170 contributions
The history of the 14 mile human stone exchange is amazing
Mar 2020
This is the legend that our tour driver told us. King Kamehameha wanted to build a temple to appease the gods and bring all of Hawaii under single rule to unify the people. His brother, Keliʻimaikaʻi, was charged with bringing all the of the stones from 14 miles away to this site. There was form of transportation available to bring the stones so thousands or men stood a few feet apart and passed the stones by hand. This took over a year but they got the job done.
Written September 14, 2020
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