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Kawela Battle Field

Hwy 450, Mile Marker #6-13, Kaunakakai, Molokai, HI
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Beautiful views and history

Drive to Kawela Battlefield by keeping to right to end below water tower. Good walk up to water... read more

Reviewed 6 May 2017
travelfortherapy
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Arizona
A Significant Site In Hawaiian History

This beachfront along Molokai's southern coast played a major role in the history of Hawaii. Here... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2016
KulaBob
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Maui
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This site is famous as a battleground and as a place of refuge. Kamehameha the Great shed rivers of blood in Kawela in order to capture the island as part of a larger assault on O'ahu.
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5 May 2017
“Beautiful views and history”
26 Sep 2016
“A Significant Site In Hawaiian History”
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Hwy 450, Mile Marker #6-13, Kaunakakai, Molokai, HI
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Reviewed 6 May 2017

Drive to Kawela Battlefield by keeping to right to end below water tower. Good walk up to water tower with awesome views of the ocean and Lanai!! 1000s died fighting King Kamehameha there. Bones and artifacts are still being found. DO NOT remove anything from...More

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Reviewed 26 September 2016

This beachfront along Molokai's southern coast played a major role in the history of Hawaii. Here Kamehameha The Great bargained for Keopoulani his holy wife / mother of K II and K III. It was also the site of an earlier battle where many sling-stones...More

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Reviewed 10 January 2013

I didn't realize until later the historical significance of where we were. We rode/walked our bikes up a hill (paved road) and the trouble getting to the top was worth the views we beheld. Maui to the east, Lanai to the south, and Oahu faintly...More

Thank Majickl27
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