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Address: Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI

Site of where 300 Hawaiians died in the Battle of Kuamoo.

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A solemn location on the ocean

Easy hiking to lovely ocean view at this war memorial and burial ground. Lots of wild goat photo ops. Be respectful - this is a sacred place. Do not recommend flip flops.

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sparks, Nevada
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Sparks, Nevada
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65 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy hiking to lovely ocean view at this war memorial and burial ground. Lots of wild goat photo ops. Be respectful - this is a sacred place. Do not recommend flip flops.

Thank sparkinator99
Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This site holds historical significance and is the burial ground for warriors and one of the royals. It also has fabulous views of surf and sea and goats.

Thank kwetherholt8277
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There was a flat walk to the edge of the rock shore. Waves splash high and the views are beautiful. We were there at dusk where there were many hearts of goats of all ages. The walk was on gravel but was flat and manageable!

Thank Jo Lynn N
Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

This is the site of the battle over the future of the Hawaiian culture and the tradition of kapu. When Captain Cook's arrival and kapu violations was not met with traditional punishments, King Kamehameha II abolished the practice, A great battle resulted.

Thank Hank H
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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Reviewed 5 August 2016

The site of the last battle in Hawaiian history. Now being preserved as a historic and educational site by a foundation started by descendants of Chiefess Manono who died during the battle. Just off the south end of Alii Drive past Keauhou Bay.

Thank Pekelo S
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177 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2016

When Kamehameha II banned the Kapu (Taboo) system of "religion" (actually the government's religion there being no separation of church and state) a cataclysm similar to that of Ahknaton's edict of only one god in ancient Egypt occurred. The priest class that suddenly was rendered powerless and their supporters took up arms against the young king and his followers, a... More 

3 Thank capndrake
Clatskanie, Oregon
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2016

Very spiritual area to me. Lots of history and lore. Walking the paths in the area was very relaxing and mindful. A good place for introspection.

1 Thank turtlegirl178
Anchorage, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2016

The Lekeleke Burial Grounds is an easy to reach spot off of Ali'i Drive south of Keauhou... there is an informative display next to the road which depicts the tragic events that took place here (won't spoil this for you :). The path to the adjacent shoreline seems to be quite popular among folks. As with much of the Kailua-Kona... More 

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Huntington Park, California
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Reviewed 24 September 2014

Me and my husband went here last week and it was beautiful, we both enjoyed and tool lots awesome pics. I def recommend going there!

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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117 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2014

History buffs will like this site. I have visited this battleground/ burial site numerous times with visitors. Found in the historical corridor between Kailua Kona an Keahou, this is one of many overlooked historical sites. There is a new app that provides a driving tour of this corridor that can provide a good background to assist you to appreciate this... More 

3 Thank wahinetraveler06

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