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The Original King Kamehameha Statue

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Address: Highway 270, Kapaau, Island of Hawaii, HI 96755
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Don't Make a Special Trip

Worth stopping if you are driving by. Good history but nothing you couldn't see online. The town is quaint and people interesting.

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Marjorie S
Raleigh, North Carolina
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Worth stopping if you are driving by. Good history but nothing you couldn't see online. The town is quaint and people interesting.

Thank Marjorie S
Winnipeg, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everyone talks about it so you will likely stop and see it. I would not make a special trip to see just this. You can stop and see so many other sites along the way. Therefore not too bad

Thank Kelly K
Eugene, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is in a very nice town with shops to see and funky places to eat. Definitely worth the drive to see the town and this very powerful statue of the King. Interesting story how it got here.

Thank Frank P
Peru, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If one is interested in the history of the islands, this is another must see. (see 11/3/16 review by Brad X for the back story) It's a relatively quick stop, with easy access; in an interesting little town. Its one of those stops, that help make a trip memorable.

Thank RICART75
Idaho Falls, Idaho, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My son had read about this statue and wanted to see the original King Kamehameha Statue. Very interesting and the history about this is also very good. Easy to get to and no charge.

Thank Rhonda A
United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was an impressive statue and the site was filled with extensive history about King Kamehameha who is central to much of the Island's History.

Thank Dale F
Carroll, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was pleasantly surprised to seethe stature in all it's glory. Vibrant colors and the look of power on his face, made him a true king in command.

Thank RobbI78
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

When returning from our drive out to Pololu Valley Lookout we stopped at the Original King Kamehameha Statue. Worth the stop!

Thank WylesFamily
Healdsburg, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

If you're going to look at a King Kamehameha statue why not look at this...the original.Located in a beautiful little town in the North Country of the Big Island this is an ideal photo opportunity.

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Franklin, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

If you’re driving by, be sure to stop. The statue has an interesting history and I was surprised to see it even has a connection to Boston. Nice tribute to military as well onsite. Public restrooms were clean and open behind the public offices, by the parking area.

Thank NekoCat

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