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Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park

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Address: 73-4786 Kanalani St, #14, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2600
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+1 808-329-6881
08:00 - 17:00
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USD 123.96*
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Kona Tour: Coffee Plantation, Kealakekua Bay, Kaloko-Honokohau Park and Bee Farm
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Educational & Absolutely Beautiful

The tour of the historical sites and buildings was very educational and interesting. The views offered from the rest of the park are gorgeous and there was a lot of wildlife to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Cleveland, Ohio
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Cleveland, Ohio
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The tour of the historical sites and buildings was very educational and interesting. The views offered from the rest of the park are gorgeous and there was a lot of wildlife to see in the tide pools near the ocean.

Thank hlow17
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Took the hiking trail from the Visitor Center, south to the 'Al'Opio Fishtrap. The legend says it takes only 30 minutes one-way, but you want to be sure to leave plenty of time to examine the Petroglyphs midway and to look for the amazing Honu (Hawaiian Sea Turtles). We discovered a total of over 22 sea turtles in the shallow... More 

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Breckenridge, Colorado
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stopped at the visitor center. They offer various programs here. Monday- Ukulele lessons (10-noon), Tuesday at 9am is a ranger walk (i think), Wed- 10-noon is hulu lessons. We were there on a Saturday and they had a turtle talk at 10:30am at the beach. If you park at the visitor center, it is a 0.7 mile hike to the... More 

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San Jose
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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a cultural historic park somewhat recreated worth a short visit.This is where the Ali'i (royalty lived) and is a very beautiful spitritual area. It was also a place of Refuge for people who broke Kapu (laws). If they could safely swim there, they might be pardoned escaping a painful death. Good Sea Turtle viewing. Might be a little... More 

Thank HappyTravelerSanJose
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you like hiking and being outdoors- this is another great spot to add to your list! The park guides are very friendly and informative. I like to ask about the junior ranger program. They give you a work book and you find the answers as you work you way around the park. We walked down to the water and... More 

Thank Liz W
Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Granted, we didn't spend a great deal of time here, so I may not be the best reviewer. I did try to get the kids into the Junior Ranger program, but they weren't that interested. It's in the middle of a lava field, and it's pretty flat. I know there are trails to walk, but not very scenic. I guess... More 

Thank ginnyandkids
Pahoa, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This national park, established in 1978, is a perfect place to experience the inter-connectedness between land and sea. The park bears witness to a people who “let the spirit [of a place] become part of their existence.” The best way to experience this spirit is to plan to spend enough time to walk the trail along the coast and also... More 

Thank Gabriele S
New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The visit is free if you have a Senior Pass. Spend an hour or so walking around and learning more about Hawaiian history and this place as a refuge during the kapu era. We didn't see the turtles, but they are obviously often there due to the signs saying to keep your distance!

Thank SabreSailor
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75 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Drive to the end of Kealakehe Parkway and park in the large lot. There is a trail that will get you to this site in 5 minutes. Upon reaching the water, we saw turtles resting in the sand. As always, give them 20 feet of clearance which is plenty to get a nice picture. The rangers are very friendly and... More 

Thank KukiniSteve
Anchorage, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This National Historic site has a visitor center where you can learn about how the ancient Hawaiians utilized the unique ecological features to live & flourish... there are displays of traditional fishing and household items, and the bookstore offers interpretive materials too. Be sure to read about the aquifers & freshwater springs that sustained the communities who dwelt in this... More 

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