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The Original King Kamehameha Statue

Highway 270, Kapaau, Island of Hawaii, HI 96755
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Nice to glance at, newly repainted

This is a roadside stop, not much to see. The statue is very European in style, besides the colors... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Efb68
Statue, Town Hall and veterans memorial

We stopped to check out the status of the King in front of the town hall. Then we noticed they... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Brian O
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Netcong, New Jersey
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Highway 270, Kapaau, Island of Hawaii, HI 96755
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a roadside stop, not much to see. The statue is very European in style, besides the colors. They just finished repainting it. The store across the street has some great gifts, reasonably priced for the most part.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

We stopped to check out the status of the King in front of the town hall. Then we noticed they have a memorial to all the veteran's from this area, next to the town hall as well. This was a nice break to stop and...More

Thank Brian O
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautifully maintained colorful statue in front of historical town hall. Can park directly across from statue at the cafe.

Thank Dawn L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On a day trip we dropped by to see statue. Different from the one in Hilo. This one is painted & very well maintained. Right across from a cute cafe that insisted my husband take 2 cups of coffee for the price of one:). Be...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were so happy to visit the original statue of King Kamehameha and see the quaint town. We had a nice time walking around and ate at the Kings Cafe across the street! The shops were excellent with quality items at fair prices. The lava...More

Thank Sharon S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great landmark to stop at for a quick pic in a little town. Definitely stop if you drive out to the north end.

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Reviewed 27 June 2018

We visited the statue and then walked around town, reading about the king and his time in power. Nice quite stop on the way to the valley. It started to poor down rain so we had to cut our visit short. We parked across the...More

Thank RANDY A
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

The original statue that was lost at sea near Cape Horn on route from Europe and was later found and erected in North Kohala on the island of Hawaii near King Kamehameha’s birthplace. A great warrior, diplomat and leader, King Kamehameha I united the Hawaiian...More

Thank Karrst
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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

While on a yoga retreat a friend and I visited. The history behind the King and how he united the Hawaiian islands is wonderful. We ate at the pizza shop across the street. The had wonderful pineapple upside down cake and good smoothies!

Thank Regina S
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Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

The history and legends surrounding King Kamehameha are formidable, do read some off the Internet as part of your visit to his hometown. Stop at this statue on your way to the beautiful Pololū Valley Lookout. If you are fortunate enough to be here on...More

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