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The Original King Kamehameha Statue

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Address: Highway 270, Kapaau, Island of Hawaii, HI 96755
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Interesting historic monument

This statue is displayed prominently in the small town of Kapaau on the premises of the town's civic center. It is quite large and includes some historic information about King... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Pam W
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Texas
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Boulder, Colorado
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Reviewed 1 week ago

In the period of time around King Kamehameha Day huge amounts of leis get placed around this statue's great neck, then maybe in that case it might be worthwhile to make a special trip to see, but otherwise, not so much.

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Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This statue is displayed prominently in the small town of Kapaau on the premises of the town's civic center. It is quite large and includes some historic information about King Kamehameha. The statue is kind of neat, but equally impressive are the grounds on which it sits. There is a veteran's tribute which lists all the Hawaiian veterans of the... More 

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Thank Pam W
San Ramon, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 258 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great statue right on the highway in Kapaau. We first found this statue on a previous visit to the Big Island about 10 years ago, and it was nice to stop and visit again last week Great place to stop and walk around, plus it's on the way to the Pololu Valley Lookout. And remember: this is the original statue.... More 

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Thank Rob M
Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 287 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

The statue is nine foot high gold and bronze. it is sighted at the top of a flight of wooden steps. I found the history of the statue its loss and recovery interesting but even more so learning about the King who it represented. There was something quite moving about the statue being located here in this tiny town of... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Worth stopping if you are driving by. Good history but nothing you couldn't see online. The town is quaint and people interesting.

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Thank Marjorie S
Winnipeg, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Everyone talks about it so you will likely stop and see it. I would not make a special trip to see just this. You can stop and see so many other sites along the way. Therefore not too bad

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Thank Kelly K
Eugene, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

This is in a very nice town with shops to see and funky places to eat. Definitely worth the drive to see the town and this very powerful statue of the King. Interesting story how it got here.

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Thank Frank P
Peru, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

If one is interested in the history of the islands, this is another must see. (see 11/3/16 review by Brad X for the back story) It's a relatively quick stop, with easy access; in an interesting little town. Its one of those stops, that help make a trip memorable.

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Idaho Falls, Idaho, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

My son had read about this statue and wanted to see the original King Kamehameha Statue. Very interesting and the history about this is also very good. Easy to get to and no charge.

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Thank Rhonda A
United States
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Reviewed 28 January 2017

This was an impressive statue and the site was filled with extensive history about King Kamehameha who is central to much of the Island's History.

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