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America the Beautiful - National Parks & Federal Recreational Lands Annual Pass
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America the Beautiful - National Parks & Federal Recreational Lands Annual Pass
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This 182-acre park contains the Puuhonua, a sacred place of refuge, as well as other temples and coastal sites.
1871 Trail, Honaunau, Island of Hawaii, HI 96726
+1 808-328-2326
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Pu’uhonua O Honaunau Place of Refuge is an important historic site for Hawaiians that’s really worth visiting while you’re on the Big Island :)). Many of its features have been restored/maintained by NPS, and the interpretive displays (plus live presentations) offer fascinating insights into...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank GC404
Reviewed 5 days ago

We went late in the day. Very interesting to walk around and experience the history. Oh and the turtle in the bay. Oh and the spotted rays in the bay. Oh and the sunset over the bay. Lets just say that we did not regret...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank daqattaq
Reviewed 1 week ago

The beach, carvings, and the stone wall were quite something. A fair amount of walking around the volcanic rocks, but well worth yet.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MickeyMinnie1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took a stroll through the National Park on day 13 of the shutdown. All of the buildings were locked including the bathrooms. We were able to listen some information about the Hawaiian islands with some prerecorded information that still worked. We saw a basking...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank bjjmengland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Using our rental car, we drove from Kailua Kona down to the Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park and walked around the grounds for a while. We saw a sea turtle that had come ashore to nest and the yellow tangs, moorish idols, and butterfly...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank faniman95376
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This great polynesian refuge park on Big Island Hawaii is a must visit site. So calm, peaceful and historical. The park is well laid out with swaying coconut trees and splendid Kii wooden statues and various carvings. Once a Hawaiian who had committed an offence...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank khayengchan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well run historic site. Worth a stop if in the area. Detailed brochure available as well as informative park rangers. In ancient times this property was believed to have strong spiritual power. Natural beauty is certainly there. Clean bathrooms.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ann C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We decided to visit the Pu'uhonua O Honaunau Park after many trips to the Big Island. Make sure you start with the Ranger talk which is presented in a shaded area. The Ranger was very informative and answered questions about the area. Much easier to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Claudia10229
Reviewed 13 December 2018

Was looking for a place to kill some time before heading to the Kona airport. This was an excellent stop. Park Rangers were very helpful. Thanks to the USA for keeping this place intact.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Freedom817187
Reviewed 12 December 2018

The place to enjoy beauty of the nature and to experience proximity to traditions of natives! I have been there twice and would come again!

Date of experience: August 2018
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29 December 2017|
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Response from walapsbit | Reviewed this property |
We attended two Ranger talks mid morning, and close to noon. Ask the exact times upon entering the park. Both very informative, highly recommended. One is in the covered pavilion, and the other is a walking tour of the... More
20 April 2017|
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Response from jbla32 | Reviewed this property |
About an hour
19 February 2017|
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Response from V5907XZjays | Reviewed this property |
No tour necessary, though I'm sure there are folks hoping to charge you. Pu'uhonua o Honaunau it is an easy drive from Kona, and it is a National Park, so other than a modest entrance fee, no other costs. Once in Park... More