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Address: Hulemalu Rd., Niumalu, Kauai, HI
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Mythical Pond

We were told that this pond was built over 1,000 years ago by the 'mythical people called Menehune. It is now on on the National Register of Historic Places. Ponds such as this... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were told that this pond was built over 1,000 years ago by the 'mythical people called Menehune. It is now on on the National Register of Historic Places. Ponds such as this one were built to catch fish. We stopped at a lookout to view and the scenery surrounding the area was beautiful. Not a must see but certainly... More 

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Ketchikan, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I thought this bit of history is interesting. No one knows who built it. The Ali'i used it and kept everyone else out.

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Spokane, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

We found this by accident as we were taking a back road from Poipu to Lihue. It has amazing history and legend. Folklore says it was originally built by the mythical Menehune people of Hawaii. It was used by Hawaiians to catch and cultivate fish. It's not as visually stunning as other things on Kauai, but certainly interesting.

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Murrieta, California
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Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

This pond was built nearly 1,000 years ago and since 1973 has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Ponds like these were built to catch fish. Legend has it, this pond was constructed in one night by the mythical Menehune. There is a nice view of the fishpond and surrounding mountains from the viewpoint, which is located... More 

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San Marcos, California
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Reviewed 22 October 2016

Saw this from the air on various helicopter tours, but never took the time to go and find it. It was worth the trip, when you read the story behind it. This was one of the earliest cases of Aquaculture where the ancient Hawaiians raised fish. Beautiful view and great story.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Reviewed 7 May 2016

It's pretty much just a roadside stop with a placard and its story. If in the area it might be worth a visit. There are nice views and the pond's history is interesting. There are no trails to access the pond. The closest you can get to it is to kayak or paddle board the river adjacent to it.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

This was quite off the beaten path and not especially walkable, but the history was very interesting to me, and the view from the lookout is gorgeous!

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Hamilton, Canada
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Reviewed 26 April 2016

Only minutes from Lihue. The overlook from Hulemalu Road is excellent. Do your read-up on this fish pond, built nearly 1000 years ago. Worth a detour....

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Denton, Texas
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Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

The only thing interesting about this site is the one sign telling about a bit of Hawaiian history...a very small bit. Forgettable

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Irving, Texas
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Reviewed 27 January 2016 via mobile

A mildly interesting stop while on the island. There is an observation area above the fishpond that has a placard explaining how it was made. The legend states that the little people made it in one night 1000 years ago. Worth stopping while in the area and I am glad we saw it however one of the lesser cool things... More 

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