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Anna Ranch Heritage Center

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Address: 65-1480 Kawaihae Rd, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-8554
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+1 808-885-4426
10:00 - 15:00
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Come visit the Anna Ranch Heritage Center which offers insight to the rich...

Come visit the Anna Ranch Heritage Center which offers insight to the rich history of ranching and the paniolo on the Big Island.The lush green hills of Waimea offer a beautiful back drop to the unique story of Anna Leialoha Lindsey Perry-Fiske who was known as the “First Lady of Ranching“ in Hawaii. As one of Hawaii’s finest Pa’u riders, an award winning jockey and one who could throw amazing social events to raise funds for the community, Anna’s story will leave you amazed and inspired. Born in 1900 and living to the age of 95, Anna lived a long exciting life. Prior to her death she placed her ranch in a trust so that the history of ranching in Hawaii would be shared with future generations.Listed on both the National and State registers of historic places, the ranch is a one of a kind attraction. Visitors may tour the spectacular and expansive gardens as well as the fourteen room historic ranch house with a treasure trove of Hawaiian koa furnishings, artifacts and fine millinery.

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Great tour

Right off the highway. We lucked -- we happened to be there between group tours, but the guide was nice enough to give us an individual tour.

Reviewed 31 March 2017
Phil P
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Reviewed 31 March 2017

Right off the highway. We lucked -- we happened to be there between group tours, but the guide was nice enough to give us an individual tour.

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Reviewed 30 March 2017

Our fabulous docent, Barbara, was so knowledgable about Anna, her family, the ranch, and ranching practices in Hawaii that it brought the history and the place to life. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. This is a talk-oriented rather than an action-oriented venue, so I think that families with young children would not find much of interest.

Thank WFKxxx
Columbia, United States
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Reviewed 3 February 2017

We decided to stop here after reading many positive reviews, but found the ranch inexplicably closed. There were several cars in the parking lot, but the only life forms moving around spoke cow. We tried calling, but just got a recorded message that they would be closed January 26th. That was LAST WEEK! Looks like a very interesting place, but... More 

Thank Mark V
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Reviewed 9 January 2017

Our family took the tour of Anna's ranch & it was fun to see in person all the things I had read about in her book. However, not everyone in our party had read the book & they still enjoyed seeing a picture of ranch life in Hawaii in the 1930's - 1950's.

1 Thank Heather P
Hilo, Hawaii
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Reviewed 16 July 2016

There is a lot of history here, and hidden waterfalls for a truly atmospheric Hawaiian hike. Picnic tables. Beautiful gardens, a stream. Not what you would think just driving by.

Thank tikiznbamboo
Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 17 May 2016

I was here for a conference. Right out side the windows were steep hills, remnants of cinder cones. Not to forget the babbling brook. Sheep grazing in the hills were a nice touch!

Thank Sherri456
Saint Louis, Missouri
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Reviewed 13 February 2016

If you love history you will enjoy this tour! Our guide was knowledgeable and gave an interesting tour of the history of Anna's ranch. She was able to answer every question, told fascinating stories and spent over an hour with us. This tour was recommended in my travel guide, and we knew nothing about Anna or this amazingly beautiful house... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Reviewed 9 December 2015

Dropped in after seeing the sign for Anna ranch...on a misty late Waimea afternoon. Even though a private event was being prepped for, we still snuck in and looked around the grounds and gardens. Wonderful look at what an active ranch was like in the old days..and the foresight for it to be preserved for future generations. If you head... More 

Thank Mark S
Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 28 November 2015

This may be a historic landmark, but there's no real attraction for the average tourist, and the guided tours are very infrequent. Only reason to stop is to walk around back for view of lush mountains.

Thank GA-USA-Traveler
Kansas City, Missouri
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Reviewed 7 November 2015

The Anna Ranch gives visitors a look back into Hawaii's past. As the first woman in Hawaii to own and run a large ranch, Anna had to prove herself in a man's world and she did just that. Tours allow visitors access to every room in the house as well as all the outbuildings. Tour guides happily explain everything including... More 

1 Thank williame975

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