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Kukaniloko Birthing Stones
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$78.53*
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North Shore and Circle Island Adventure
Ranked #2 of 10 things to do in Wahiawa
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 10, 2013

A spiritual and historical site thats really worth the time to find

Its not signposted but was pretty easy to find, others in Trip Advisor have given excellent instructions, which helped us get there

The grove of trees (some of them Gum Trees) made this place feel special, the stones themselves are remarkable

I'd rate this a not to miss part of a visit to Oahu

2  Thank wiiiildbill
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Reviewed August 1, 2013

This visit can be of historical significance as well as spiritual. First, finding the site can be tricky. While it sits along Kamehameha Hwy, you can easily drive right by it without realizing it. A helpful hint is that as soon as you come upon the Whitmore Village traffic light, its entry is along the traffic pole (it will be to your left if heading North). If the brush is overgrown, its hard to see the entry because the actual dirt road entry is steep and once you enter, there's a small dirt area to park - you must park your car and walk a short distance toward the site. There is a small written sign with an overview of the significance of the site. As you walk in the area it has beautiful trees amongst the stones. The stones are somewhat flat and its shape makes to envision what it may have been like for the royal female in labor on these birthing stones. Unless you understand the background of the stones, it will be difficult to appreciate the site.

2  Thank HawaiiAndi
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Reviewed June 26, 2013

If you are interested in the culture and history of Hawaii, this is a good place to go. It may look like a bunch of rocks but this is where royalty gave birth. Warning - our GPS indicated it was on an unpaved road. (which it was)There is no real parking so you just have to park off to the side and then it's a short walk to the stones. I'm glad we went. It was very quiet and peaceful.

1  Thank JBSquared1
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Reviewed June 12, 2013

It is sort of hard to find, but you'll know when you see a road that leads off to the west. Heading north from Honolulu to the North Shore, it is cloase to Wahiawa. You will have to park off the side of the road in the grass but it is almost guaranteed that if you find this site, you will have it all to yourself. Very cool to see!

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Reviewed May 16, 2013

A very historical and spiritual place. Off the beaten path a bit. Only negative is the parking. The upside is, very few people at any given time. If you are a history enthusiast, you will find it a unique visit. You literally are walking where royalty walked before you. From the stones showing grooves and indentations from where the poles at for the birthing process, to the red soil believed to have been stained from the birthing process, to the quiet, solemn settings, it is a moving experience. It pays sometimes to slow down a bit and visit sites that have had such an impact on the culture you're visiting.

Thank Bill C
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