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Very interesting history and beach

I always love to find bits of local history with real significance to the local people. This is one... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
eaglecadd
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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
A beautiful area!

We own at the nearby Moana Loa Village timeshare next to the Sheraton south of Kona. Each time we... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2018
garyd210
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Auburn,CA
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Site of where 300 Hawaiians died in the Battle of Kuamoo.
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I always love to find bits of local history with real significance to the local people. This is one of the very important sites near Kona. Also go see the End of the World with the cliff jumpers.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank eaglecadd
Reviewed 8 November 2018

We own at the nearby Moana Loa Village timeshare next to the Sheraton south of Kona. Each time we stop here we see or learn something we didn’t know about this area. Sadly there is a new bunch of graffiti on the rocks near the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank garyd210
Reviewed 7 August 2018

It's hard to imagine how such a rugged hillside could have been the site of a brutal and tragic conflict. Especially being so close to a breathtaking edge to the ocean. A must see!

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Sac D
Reviewed 8 June 2018

This site is lovely. A very short walk with beautiful views. The history of the Burial Ground is deep and somber.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank JulieN2515
Reviewed 17 May 2018

I took a quick turn down to the burial ground/battlefield to show my wife the area. It was worth the 10 minute stop to get out and read the sign, other than that? It is a field of lava rocks and some that have been...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank glcwhistler .
Reviewed 29 March 2018

We stumbled by this place while exploring the local area, Parked easily, read information board about the burial site, surprised to see goats in the area, easy walk out to the beach. Enjoyed the area,

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Veronica G
Reviewed 22 December 2017

Quick stop off the highway to see an important historical site. At this spot a battle occurred and is also a burial ground. Solemn, moving and sacred.

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank shaonlsus
Reviewed 10 July 2017

This is an easy-to-miss stop on the highway, but luckily I did stop. Besides the historical significance, it has beautiful viewpoints. lava-rock paths lead to fantastic overlooks, with pounding waves and spray. Well worth a half hour of your time en route to anywhere else...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank Ned_9
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

This jagged lava field is an important place in Hawaiian history, where a decisive battle occurred that changed their culture and practices... there's an excellent interpretive display here which explains its significance... stone terraces in the distance mark the locations where the fallen now lay....More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank GC404
Reviewed 14 April 2017

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.

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank sparkinator99
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