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Mokuaikaua Church

75-5713 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-3719
+1 808-329-0655
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Founded in 1836 by Boston missionaries.
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75-5713 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-3719
+1 808-329-0655
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This stone church with its wooden spire and frangipani trees is an absolute delight. I particularly liked the hand made wooden model boat.

Thank sueandjim78
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Historical site which we would have liked to have gone into to visit but felt the $10 each fee was a little steep. Settled with reading plaques and looking in door

Thank 1963JohnC1963
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The church building dates to 1835. There is an excellent historical room at the back of the sanctuary giving an overview of the missionaries' arrival and activities in 1820

Thank raytrav
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The building is beautiful, tons of koa wood and a great model ship. Lots of history here, great to walk through.

Thank LilikoiVolcano
Reviewed 22 June 2017

The church is across the street from the Palace and is on the end of a touristy street. There is parking nearby. Inside the church there is a television that automatically plays about four relatively short videos that explain the history of the church. I...More

Thank accidentaltrvlr
Reviewed 17 June 2017

Very well maintained. I enjoyed my visit to Mokuaikaua Church, They have a video on a loop playing in the vestibule, on a loup, explaining the history of the church. the walls are up to 15' at some points, thus it's cool inside. There's a...More

Thank Dale S
Reviewed 16 June 2017

If walking on Ali street in Kona why not stop by this interesting historical building? Doesn't take long and nice diversion from the sort of tacky shops along the street

Thank 676Mike
Reviewed 7 June 2017

We stopped in to see this lovely, historic church. The volunteer was very nice and informative. We liked the video, replica of the ship and other information that was presented.

Thank Debrobbins
Reviewed 26 May 2017

We were walking from dinner and saw the doors of the church open. We decided to go in. The choir was practicing and sounded like beautiful angels. We sat in a pew and listened for a bit. Very nice. We read about the history of...More

Thank Winggal222
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

Like many things in Hawaii's history this church, the first on the big island (maybe all of Hawaii) was very interesting. They have a video loop that explains alot about how it was built, used, restored and its importance. It is directly across the street...More

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Jody R
11 May 2015|
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Response from gwgMimsFlorida | Reviewed this property |
Yes services still held but we were there on a weekday.