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“Good story, Not much to see.”
Review of Prince Kuhio Park

Prince Kuhio Park
Minneapolis
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Good story, Not much to see.”
Reviewed December 18, 2013

As the birth place of Prince Kuhio in a grass hut, it's a sad attempt to honor a good man and an important piece of island history. Small statue, aligned rocks, dead grass, and a picnic shelter. If you like history, go to the History Museum in Lahui and spend a half-day.

Visited December 2013
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English first
Level 6 Contributor
308 reviews
80 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
“Good place for quiet contemplation”
Reviewed November 10, 2013

Since the park was outside our hotel bedroom we thought we go for a walk around. There is not much to it as it is a site preserved to honour Prince Kuhio, the last prince of the Hawaiian royal family. He served in the American congress to push for Hawaiian rights and independence.

Once a week the native Hawaiians have a private ceremony.

This is a place of solitude and honour.

Visited November 2013
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Vancouver BC
Level 6 Contributor
95 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“it is not much to look at”
Reviewed September 23, 2013

it is not much to look at - some lava rock walls, a pond and a monument but it commemorates one of the last of the Hawaiian nobility and from time to time, native Hawaiians build huge fires and sing and chant in the park and then it takes on an other-worldly air. Full of life and harking back to a time in the past when the native people of the island ruled their own land.

Visited January 2013
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Kalaheo, Hawaii
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Lovely Monument!”
Reviewed July 2, 2013

Saying this park needs playground equipment totally misses the cultural significance of the area!

Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalaniana'ole, Delegate to Congress and tireless worker for native Hawaiian rights, was born on this very spot along the Po'ipu coast at Kukui'ula in 1871. He was the last royal heir to the Hawaiian throne. The foundation of his royal home and fishpond is part of Kuhio Park. The Ho'ai Heiau is also located here toward the back, left side.

The Prince was so beloved that his birthday, March 26, is a state holiday and celebrated with island-wide cultural events, with many of them held in the park. This being such a culturally significant area, one needs to learn a little bit about our Hawaiian culture before labeling this park as "unused and vacant".

Visited October 2012
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Los Angeles
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Perfect”
Reviewed June 26, 2013

This is a lovely, quaint park with historic building foundations, fabulous views and a nice little pond. A quiet place to get away from the tourist crowd. Thankfully, this is an historic location so the likelihood is slim that they'd put in a tourist playground here for people who don't see any value to simple, serene, and culturally valuable places.

Visited June 2013
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