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Address: Highway 270 -- Akoni Pule Hwy, North Kohala, Island of Hawaii, HI
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08:00 - 16:00
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Beautiful scenery with interesting historical ruins

It's very easy to see why Hawaiian royalty chose this place to enjoy their homeland. The combination of surf, rocks and vegetation is stunning. We wished there was more historical... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 February 2017
Mark V
Columbia, United States
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Chicago, Illinois
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an incredible historic park that has maintained a 700 year old village and done their best to show what life was like for early Hawaiian settlers. There are about 20 different points along the hike that are marked/of interest, some of which do require climbing on some unsteady lava rocks. The little bays are gorgeous, and we would... More 

Thank Randi S
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106 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here on our way back from Hawi. There is an interesting self guided tour we enjoyed. It's a beautiful setting and cool to learn history of the area. It doesn't take very long and it's free. I was glad we went.

Thank Kimraem
Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

Loved this place. We stopped in two small towns before here and I swear more people lived in Lapakahi than in either of the two places we visited. The self-guiding brochure was key. It's a seriously rocky walk, so watch your step.

Thank Kerry C
Peru, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

An interesting area, to take a step back in time. As some have noted, this is a site that would benefit from more attention and support services. This is an important historic reference that deserves to be focused upon. Still, one can get a sense of what this site might once have been, and a little taste of what living... More 

Thank RICART75
Columbia, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

It's very easy to see why Hawaiian royalty chose this place to enjoy their homeland. The combination of surf, rocks and vegetation is stunning. We wished there was more historical info posted about the site, but that is part of its unspoiled charm. A couple things to note - trails are very rocky and uneven in many places. There is... More 

Thank Mark V
Alberta, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

I enjoyed the self-guided walk. Make sure to grab a pamphlet at the large sign at the beginning of the path. Fantastic views with great bits of history and culture satisfied the history buff in me. Along the way you will feel the mist off the ocean on a windy day. The path itself is pretty good with a few... More 

Thank Mihart
New York City, New York
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

We visited Lapakahi State Historical Park on 1-4-17. It was very isolated and off the beaten path. There is a visitor’s center with no park ranger on staff. There is a self-guided walking tour, which we partially completed and was interesting. We just wish there was staff available for questions about the park.

Thank stm2014
Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

This little visited village is located about a half hour from Kawaihae. There are two loop trails, the main trail is 0.5 miles and you can see remains of a canoe enclosure (Halau Wa'a) salt making pans, a reconstructed house site (Hale) Konane (checkers) board, and an offering stone (Ku'ula). There is also a secondary trail (0.3 miles) with additional... More 

Thank Kathleen H
Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

I imagine that once this is made into a National Park (it's going to happen) it will get some needed cleanup and support that it truly deserves. A wonderful ancient village so visitors can stroll and learn about life before European influence. You MUST get a flyer at the start of the walk so you know what you are looking... More 

Thank Jeff P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Decided to drive to Hawi and visit one of the national state parks. The drive there was scenic and beautiful. Easy drive. This park is a 600+ year old fishing village. Lots of history and things to see. Just the whole thought of how the Hawaiian natives lived off the land and sea is super interesting. The village looks out... More 

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