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“"No Paniolos!!!" "No Horses"???” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Parker Ranch

Parker Ranch
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Ranked #7 of 46 things to do in Waimea
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Owner description: The Parker Ranch Family Estate (also known as the Historic Homes & Gardens) was home to the Parker family from 1879 to 1992. From these homes the Parker's ran a cattle empire that survives to this day and at its height spanned half of the Big Island. Open Monday through Friday, from 8:00am until 4:00pm for free self-guided tours which includes a 20 minute video on the history of the Ranch.
Rockaway NJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“"No Paniolos!!!" "No Horses"???”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2014

We looked forward to visiting The Parker Ranch in Waimea Hawaii for months.
We took the ride from Kailua Kona to Waimea only to find out there is nothing to do at Parker Ranch!!!! We saw no Panilos nor Horses!!!
Two ladies in a reception center told us the only thing we could do was to visit the "Parker ranch Store" in Waimea. ( Note: We are told this store is actually owned by some corporation and no longer affiliated with Parker Ranch! )
OK! I bought a hat! We ate at the mall food court and headed back to our condo in Kailua Kona.
A wasted day!!!

Visited December 2013
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Peoria, Arizona
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31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Parker Ranch in Waimea”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2013

This area is absolutely beautiful. Lots of fun places to shop and eat also! We would have liked to spent more time there, but went on to Hilo.

Visited November 2013
3 Thank Terri H
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Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
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19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Parker Ranch prime rib dinner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2013

Parker ranch have a full service restaurant in Waimea. They advertise green raised beef. The price was excellent and the dinner was also excellent! Will being going back to the Big Island early 2014 and we will definitely go here for a dinner or six!!LOL!!!

Visited February 2013
5 Thank Phil D
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Aaah the Views Bed and Breakfast Kamuela, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great Farmers Market!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2013

On Wednesday Parker Ranch hosts a mid-day farmers market.
Its a great place to grab some delicious food and pick up some local organic veggies.
Also there are all kinds of crafts and other goodies available to buy.
Its a great way to take a little piece of Waimea home with you.

Visited June 2013
6 Thank ErikaStuart
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New Mexico
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115 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Skip the tourist stuff... See the actual ranch.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2013

We have been through all the tourism stuff related to Parker Ranch, but if you really want a treat drive out on the Ranch road "Mauna Road" to see beautiful views, and cattle lining the road side. The grass is lush, and cattle are fat and happy, you can see why this Ranch operation was such a success!

Visited March 2013
6 Thank pa55p0rttrave1er
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