The man that united the Islands (by any means necessary) was large and in charge! This is the place from which he ruled the islands, vanquished his foes and became a legend. Wonderful historical site sacred to Hawaiians and all those with respect to the culture and history of this magical place. It is hard to walk these grounds and... 更多
I found this sacred place to be very interesting. This is a wonderful place to learn about the history of King Kamehameha and the Hawaiian people and culture. The ranger we talked to was very friendly and knowledgeable. Well worth the 45 minute drive from Kailua-Kona. After your visit stop at the Kohala Burger and Taco Cafe in Kawaihae. You'll... 更多
We went around 3pm on a Monday. There was a nice fairly secluded beach and picnic area at the end of the road, past the historical site. We sighted 3 nene. Remember not to feed them though these were quite tame already, unfortunately. The historical area is a 30 min paved path walking around religious stone structures from king Kamehameha.... 更多
I didn't even know this historic site was on this island and passed it less than a mile and a half from our hotel! We had a nice sunny day and did the whole trail...took us about an hour. The information was very interesting. I have to admit that I was a little disappointed in not being able to get... 更多
It was a rainy day but we stopped anyway to see exactly what this was. It's historic temples and a very interesting story. You can watch a video or walk the property to see the temples up close. We started on the path only to turn around with the heavy rain. We did go in the museum shop and bought... 更多
Drove down the western coast visiting Hawaii National Historic Parks. The Pu'uhonua o Honaunau Park was very interesting and fascinating. We would highly recommend visiting and exploring.
A national historic site, this park is not very big, but very educational with Hawaiian history and a nice place to spend an hour or two exploring, learning and relaxing. I found it one of the most peaceful places I had been and a great way to unwind a little from all the other very busy tourist areas of Kona.... 更多
This is a national historic site and managed by the U.S. Park Rangers. There is a very good movie stream to enlighten your knowledge of the Big Island and the rise of King Kamehameha. During whale season, there is microphone feed of the whales that is piped in from the ocean. This is also a sacred temple site for the... 更多
The heiau is huge and its history is very interesting. We definitely learned a great deal about Kamehameha I and uniting of the Hawaiian islands. The junior ranger program was helpful in better understanding the history. We walked around the grounds to view the heiau and water where sharks are sometimes observed. We were here about an hour.