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This is a pretty creepy site knowing it is the site of human sacrifices, but also beautiful in a... read more

Reviewed 6 May 2017
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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The most eerie place in the whole island

The site is just amazing, very eerie!!! and strange, with the history of human sacrifices of tens... read more

Reviewed 11 December 2016
Vancouver, Washington
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Spiritual place thought to be the birthplace of King Kamehameha.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“dirt road” (8 reviews)
“big island” (3 reviews)
Island of Hawaii, HI
+1 808-591-1170
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Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

This is a pretty creepy site knowing it is the site of human sacrifices, but also beautiful in a way. The wind really whips up there, but the view is stunning!

1  Thank QuickWhitTravel
Reviewed 11 December 2016

The site is just amazing, very eerie!!! and strange, with the history of human sacrifices of tens of thousands people. Read the history of Mo’okini Heiau (from internet) before the trip since there is no info on the site (at all). The history makes this...More

1  Thank tzd60820
Reviewed 21 November 2016

Next to Mookini Heiau is Kamehameha birthsite. This is a remote and deserted area. It is basically a square rock wall with no explanations available. I must say that it is of limited touristic interest unless you have a connection with this place or has...More

Thank lmcq11
Reviewed 15 October 2016

Mookini Heiau is one of the most sacred places on the Big Island, where thousands met their death through human sacrifice. It is very isolated and quiet, and reachable only on foot. Others may be skeptics, but I felt spooked out by this place. You...More

1  Thank Agnes Q
Reviewed 25 August 2016

I parked my car out on the main road and walked the entire road...past the house and barking dogs onto the path next to coast. I was alone and in flip flops. Might use better shoes, but I made it both ways. It was a...More

1  Thank tonivg
Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

Visited in. 2013 and tried to take the nieces to visit but the road was too muddy, even with a 4-wheel drive. We abandoned the treck, pulled over and let them take pictures further down the road. Would have attempted to walk if we had...More

Thank Yukonpuppy
Reviewed 20 January 2016

We drove our rented car as far as we dared down the dirt road and hiked the rest of the way to the Heiau (maybe 1 mile). The road was muddy but not too difficult on foot (if you ignore the complaints of the teenagers)....More

3  Thank mccambjd
Reviewed 4 November 2015

This is a very impressive heiau that is worth the effort to get to. Four-whhel drive is highly recommended for the 1.5 mile section between the airport and heiau. If there hasn’t been any rain recently, a high clearance 2-wheel drive vehicle can make it....More

1  Thank Bill C
Reviewed 22 September 2015

This is not a place you accidentally happen upon. You have to want to go there, and the getting there is not super easy. It involves going off-road a bit and about a one mile hike over some occasionally daunting puddles (actually, more like ponds)....More

4  Thank Hepe2455
Reviewed 7 September 2015

This was a nice hike to visit the first Heiau (temple) on the Big Island. Since I was in a rental I didn't attempt to drive any further than the house right past the airport, but the hike is flat and easy. It IS hot,...More

4  Thank H20-Gal
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