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Pu'ukohola Heiau

62-3601 Kawaihae Rd, Kawaihae, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-9720
+1 808-882-7218 ext. 1011
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A stone temple built by King Kamehameha in 1719.
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  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
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62-3601 Kawaihae Rd, Kawaihae, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-9720
+1 808-882-7218 ext. 1011
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a really interesting site of great importance in the history of the island. The mobile phone guided tour was great, and the short walk around the site is easy and was suitable for our young children (ages 5 and 7). The kids were...More

Thank Amanda P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

National Historic Site with a good video of Hawaiian life, a paved trail for a short hike, and a gift shop. Nice views.

Thank Lois908
Reviewed 24 May 2017

This is the site of two very well preserved heaiu. A third, dedicated to the local sharks, is said to be just offshore. The park service has a building to buy a few trinkets, along with some nice informational displays. Be sure to slather on...More

1  Thank Alaena H
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

This place we have seen in the past but neve r went inside. So much history and beautiful sites. Learned how to weave a bracelet.

Thank Linda R
Reviewed 20 May 2017

Such a beautiful site to take in the history and the view of the ocean. Knowing the history of this sacred ground brings the beauty of the islands to heart.

Thank Jocelyn R
Reviewed 8 May 2017

This is the northern most National Historic Site on the Big Island. The temple was built in response to a prophecy to honor the war god Ku. The manner of its construction is explained by displays in the visitor center as well as on a...More

Thank Gabriele S
Reviewed 18 March 2017

We enjoyed walking around the ruins and then going on down to the beach. The National Park rangers were very knowledgeable of the area and provided great insight to how lives were here prior to the USA taking over Hawaii.

Thank Brent V
Reviewed 8 March 2017

This is so well done, with movies, displays a gift shop and information ....walking paths take you to a visual tour of much of many historic landmarks...all is to enjoy at no charge....

Thank Mary M
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

The visitor center had really interesting artifacts. If you have a smartphone you can listen to an audio tour as you walk around the grounds. The rangers were super nice and helpful. Worth a stop. It's free.

Thank Kimraem
Reviewed 26 January 2017

The walk is beautiful and the temple is awe-inspiring. The stop at the visitor centre is very cool with hands-on displays. I would definitely recommend to anyone that wants to learn more about Hawaiian culture and history - a must stop. Another free venue that...More

1  Thank Mihart
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Is this wheelchair accessible ?
18 October 2015|
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Response from RDWNG1 | Reviewed this property |
It is paved, but there are a few steps if you deviate off of the main path. A few steep spots as well.