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Address: Highway 270 -- Akoni Pule Hwy, North Kohala, Island of Hawaii, HI
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+1 808-327-4958
08:00 - 16:00
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History of everyday Hawaii

This is a fantastic site to explore and learn about ancient Hawaii and Hawaiians lived every day. Be sure to grab a pamphlet before walking the trail so you'll know what you're... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Fairbanks, Alaska, United States
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46 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I am surprised that this park doesn't get more attention from a tourist standpoint. (It was pretty far down in TA listings, and not to be found at all in a lot of the print materials I picked up.) It is a fabulous park that walks you through the site of a 600-800 year old Hawaiian fishing village. The brochure... More 

Thank Alaena H
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3,309 reviews
1,826 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3,894 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a fantastic site to explore and learn about ancient Hawaii and Hawaiians lived every day. Be sure to grab a pamphlet before walking the trail so you'll know what you're looking at!

Thank QuickWhitTravel
West Hollywood, California
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311 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

OK, I wouldn't plan my day around it. I just happened to see this park as I was driving aimlessly on the north side of the island. Truthfully, I pulled in just to stretch my legs But I am so glad I stopped. The admission is free. There was staff present, and they were extremely helpful. There is a pamphlet... More 

Thank Jonathan V
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380 reviews
158 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

This park is a must-see if you are driving on the north side of Hawaii. The park displays the remains of a 700-year-old fishing village, including the original stone walls of the homes. There are a few signs to explain the history, but it is completely open and you are free to explore the remains, which lie right on the... More 

Thank Pam W
Chicago, Illinois
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27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

This is an incredible historic park that has maintained a 700 year old village and done their best to show what life was like for early Hawaiian settlers. There are about 20 different points along the hike that are marked/of interest, some of which do require climbing on some unsteady lava rocks. The little bays are gorgeous, and we would... More 

Thank Randi S
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106 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

We stopped here on our way back from Hawi. There is an interesting self guided tour we enjoyed. It's a beautiful setting and cool to learn history of the area. It doesn't take very long and it's free. I was glad we went.

Thank Kimraem
Ottawa, Canada
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

Loved this place. We stopped in two small towns before here and I swear more people lived in Lapakahi than in either of the two places we visited. The self-guiding brochure was key. It's a seriously rocky walk, so watch your step.

Thank Kerry C
Peru, Indiana
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606 reviews
195 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

An interesting area, to take a step back in time. As some have noted, this is a site that would benefit from more attention and support services. This is an important historic reference that deserves to be focused upon. Still, one can get a sense of what this site might once have been, and a little taste of what living... More 

Thank RICART75
Columbia, United States
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17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

It's very easy to see why Hawaiian royalty chose this place to enjoy their homeland. The combination of surf, rocks and vegetation is stunning. We wished there was more historical info posted about the site, but that is part of its unspoiled charm. A couple things to note - trails are very rocky and uneven in many places. There is... More 

Thank Mark V
Alberta, Canada
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98 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

I enjoyed the self-guided walk. Make sure to grab a pamphlet at the large sign at the beginning of the path. Fantastic views with great bits of history and culture satisfied the history buff in me. Along the way you will feel the mist off the ocean on a windy day. The path itself is pretty good with a few... More 

Thank Mihart

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