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Address: 300 Waianuenue Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2447
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Remembering King Kamehameha the Great

This 2000 lbs rock was overturned by the King and is now placed out front of the Hilo Public Library. It's a perfect place for it because if anybody trying to research the life of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 November 2016
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Ookala
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

This 2000 lbs rock was overturned by the King and is now placed out front of the Hilo Public Library. It's a perfect place for it because if anybody trying to research the life of King Kamehameha in the library and come across of that part, need not locate the rock at far places but can see it right in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Very interesting to learn of the history of these stones and their connection to Hawaiian royalty. Found in front of the library in Hilo.

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Thank Gaylene B
Hilo, Hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

I always take visitors to see the Naha stone located right in front of the library near old down town Hilo. It has a nice plaque explaining the significance of the stone. Its easy to find parking in the library parking lot and walking over to see it. There is also another stone from a Heiau which the library is... More 

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Merced
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

Just made a quick stop here to compare it to the feat by King Arthur. The stone does not look like it can be easily moved.

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Thank Carol Marie R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

This stone was not far from my hotel, so a friend and I stopped by on the way to seeing other attractions. I loved reading the description of how the stone came to be there and learning about all of its related folklore.

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Yakima, WA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

We stopped in Hilo at the library where the stones were located. I asked one of the locals if he ever tried to lift it. He laughed and said, No. It's very heavy!" He told us none of his friends have ever tried either. Maybe you have to have royal blood to want to try? LOL.

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Thank Angela and Ron G
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

It's just a big stone in an unusual location but if it's part of a tour it makes an ok little stop. Interesting story about the stone on the storyboard next to it.

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Thank Ryan L
Fairbanks, Alaska
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

We saw the Naha Stone while in Hilo. Its impressive that this huge rock could be lifted by any any man. As the legend goes that is just what King Kamehameha did. Seeing this stone in real life was very cool and a neat piece of Hawaiian history.

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Thank Will F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

Very interesting history and stories attached to this mammoth rock. It adds to the early legends and history about Hawaii's original people!

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Thank Cathy B
Mosier, Oregon, United States
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016

just another rock till you do the research. Please do yourself a favor and find out what this "rock" means to Hawaiian history. No one would put down the King Arthur legend in Europe! They are still looking...not to mention the Blarney Stone. While there, walk into the library and browse...lovely interpretation of a library in the tropics

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