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Olowalu Petroglyphs

820 Olowalu Village Rd, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-5779
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Hawaiian Petroglyph

Not marked at all from the highway, this site is pretty easy to drive to from the access road... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2018
David N C
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Oxnard, California
via mobile
Unique and not well known

These petroglyphs are so cool! My parents came back here in the 70s when my dad was stationed here... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2018
Linds E
,
Oregon, Wisconsin
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“dirt road” (12 reviews)
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820 Olowalu Village Rd, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-5779
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Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

Not marked at all from the highway, this site is pretty easy to drive to from the access road behind the stores. The markings are way up a cliff so you can’t get close (for lots of good reasons) but still worth a stop between...More

Thank David N C
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

These petroglyphs are so cool! My parents came back here in the 70s when my dad was stationed here in the army. We of course had to visit! Not any people know about this so we were the only ones back there at that time....More

1  Thank Linds E
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Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

Follow the directions others have given! I won’t repeat but you’ll be on a road looking like your going nowhere but then on a cliff side to your right you’ll see them after seeing the official sign. Cool to see but not a must do.

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Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

Just a half mile up a poorly paved road located behind the Olowalu General Store is a protected area of petroglyphs. It is located to the right side of the road up about 30 feet in the rock facing... An interesting archaeological find. At one...More

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Reviewed 11 February 2018

If you are familiar with the Shave Ice Shack at Olowalu, the petroglyphs are in the hills a couple of miles inland behind the general store on Luawai St. The petroglyphs are a bit hard to find at 1st, but there isn’t much walking involved...More

3  Thank Saskheat
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Reviewed 10 February 2018

We drove the rough road to where the Petroglyphs are and found them. During midday may not be a good time to see them towards the sunlight and we only spotted some. The area is quite deserted and we did not feel at ease there....More

Thank TJeerddejong
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Reviewed 29 January 2018

They are right on the road, about 1/2 mile in. You need to know where to turn in off the highway. Some photographs and driving directions were in our Maui Trailblazer guidebook. On the other side of the highway is a good beach not many...More

Thank carmello34
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Take the time to find this out of the way cultural site on the way to Lahina, behind Leota's Pie Shop......It is a short drive and a short walk to this interesting cliff face where you will see interesting ancient petroglyphs. Well worth it....

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Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

Take the little dirt road between the fruit stand and the restaurant. Go back past the water tower and keep going a ways until you see the Olowalu Preservation sign (there is a little shed building by it. Right past there, you can park and...More

2  Thank Erin B
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Reviewed 28 November 2017

Strange thing about Maui... they don't advertise their local history at all. If you head down the highway toward Lahaina, there's a restaurant and store on the right and just beyond that is a giant fruit stand. Stop here and have lunch at Leoda's if...More

Thank Anniexus
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OldGoat17
5 November 2017|
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Response from OldGoat17 | Reviewed this property |
One of my favorite places...just love the weather all year around! Especially around Kehii Too bad that the burial caves are now closed off.
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Ju L
22 December 2016|
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Response from SoCalOregonian | Reviewed this property |
the road is behind the general store. follow the road to the old water tank turn right and follow the dirt road, take the left fork and about 200 yards are the glyphs.
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