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Puukohola National Historic Park

Hwy 270, near Kawaihae Harbor, 62-3601 Kawaihae Rd, Kawaihae, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
+1 808-882-7218
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Historical park honoring King Kamehameha
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good40%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“audio tour” (7 reviews)
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Hwy 270, near Kawaihae Harbor, 62-3601 Kawaihae Rd, Kawaihae, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
+1 808-882-7218
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Let’s face it: without Kamehameha, all of the wars, human sacrifice, politics, missionaries, traders, and Captain Cook, we wouldn’t have the 50h State. So get into your history, learn what made Hawai’i Hawai’i, and visit this sacred site. Learn that it took thousands of men,...More

Thank SledMan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the park and spent time with George the ranger and Helene and Leanne who are part of the staff. The displays were highly educational and the park itself is great. Make sure to download the narrative app as it was highly informative. Enjoy...More

Thank terry3124
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The views on the drive down to this historical sight are amazing. The park itself is very interesting and there are park rangers on hand to tell you all about what happened here. It wasn’t very busy when we visited. Most people appear to be...More

Thank Andrew P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Recommended by our valet. This place is Beautiful, historic and not crowded. Great black sand beach is a short walk. A must see!

Thank whatevr36
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

Great visitors center - good bathrooms. Paved walking path and gift shop. Very cool historical site for myself. Teenagers thought it was boring. Similar to national park site on main land. Lots of parking.

Thank Rae Lynn C
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

The rangers are very helpful. Make sure to download the audio tour. This makes the place so much more interesting for everyone, including the teens who can use their own phones to guide them.

Thank Renee S
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Great place to visit and learn about the history of Hawaii, the National Park Rangers were most informative and helpful. the location is beautify with black sand and both times we have been here we have been able to see sea turtles from or on...More

Thank Rx-Wayne
Reviewed 29 July 2017

This site has a very informative visitor center. You can learn a lot about the history of the islands there. Very helpful staff. The grounds and historic sites are easy to access. There is a park close by on the beach too if you want...More

Thank micstebou
Reviewed 14 July 2017

We make it a point to visit National Historic Sites when we travel - we enjoyed stopping here and seeing the park! The tiki statues and mausoleum were very cool, and I appreciated learning about a sacred and historic place for native Hawaiians. Apparently turtles...More

Thank QuinetteTX
Reviewed 23 June 2017

We took the advice of other TripAdvisor posters and visited this historic park on the last day of our trip while killing time waiting for our evening flight off the island. This park actually surprised us and turned out to be a wonderful experience. This...More

Thank Buberry
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