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“lihue” (11 reviews)
Hulemalu Rd., Niumalu, Kauai, HI
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Reviewed 8 May 2017

This is an out of the way place to find but once there, the serenity and views are worth the trip. It's amazing that such an area exists such a short way from the city.

1  Thank 196LindaC
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We were told that this pond was built over 1,000 years ago by the 'mythical people called Menehune. It is now on on the National Register of Historic Places. Ponds such as this one were built to catch fish. We stopped at a lookout to...More

Thank Bruce H
Reviewed 3 April 2017

I thought this bit of history is interesting. No one knows who built it. The Ali'i used it and kept everyone else out.

Thank Loren778899
Reviewed 11 March 2017

We found this by accident as we were taking a back road from Poipu to Lihue. It has amazing history and legend. Folklore says it was originally built by the mythical Menehune people of Hawaii. It was used by Hawaiians to catch and cultivate fish....More

Thank MiShellery
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

This pond was built nearly 1,000 years ago and since 1973 has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Ponds like these were built to catch fish. Legend has it, this pond was constructed in one night by the mythical Menehune. There is...More

Thank SoCalOregonian
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Saw this from the air on various helicopter tours, but never took the time to go and find it. It was worth the trip, when you read the story behind it. This was one of the earliest cases of Aquaculture where the ancient Hawaiians raised...More

Thank csarchibald
Reviewed 7 May 2016

It's pretty much just a roadside stop with a placard and its story. If in the area it might be worth a visit. There are nice views and the pond's history is interesting. There are no trails to access the pond. The closest you can...More

Thank Mike O
Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

This was quite off the beaten path and not especially walkable, but the history was very interesting to me, and the view from the lookout is gorgeous!

1  Thank QuickWhitTravel
Reviewed 26 April 2016

Only minutes from Lihue. The overlook from Hulemalu Road is excellent. Do your read-up on this fish pond, built nearly 1000 years ago. Worth a detour....

1  Thank vdputte
Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

The only thing interesting about this site is the one sign telling about a bit of Hawaiian history...a very small bit. Forgettable

Thank swat1544
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