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Mokuaikaua Church

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Address: 75-5713 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-3719
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Founded in 1836 by Boston missionaries.

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It was interesting to see what the first Christian missionaries built when they arrived on the big island. Beautiful old church

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It was interesting to see what the first Christian missionaries built when they arrived on the big island. Beautiful old church

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Bellingham, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed the Sunday service in this historic building, and the message from Pastor David. It's right on the main drag in the heart of the tourist district.

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Diablo, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in as we strolled on Ali'i drive and I am glad we did. It a simple but wonderful piece of history you should not overlook. You can still worship at this church today. It is directly across the street from the King's palace.

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Munster, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Christian church, the first on the island, was made with lava rock. The inside was constructed with wood beams, ceiling, pews...using wooden pegs (no nails). There were a couple of nice stained glass windows. Easy to get to; it is located in the center of town. Nice historical exhibits and a couple of videos explaining the history of the... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is one of the few attractions in Kona you should give a short visit. It is a nice little church with quite a bit of Hawaiian history. Near the side entrance is a small exhibition about the history of the church and explaining why the church requires some extra donations to fix their leaking problems. We were more than... More 

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Irmo, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have visited Mokuaikaua Church in the past....wonderful Christmas service this year....very meaningful everytime I visit.

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Ooltewah, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

The stained glass and woodwork in the church are something to behold. Be sure to read the history and see the items inside.

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Rochester, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

cute old church that shows some of the old Hawaii that is lost today due to us tourists that love big mega resorts. It doesnt take long to visit and is easy to stop by when eating at some place in downtown Kona

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

The Island's precontact, with Europeans, past with its Christian past melded together in this church made of stones from an old Hawaiian temple and timbers from a sailing ship. Truly an historical site to visit. There is a model of the ship which brought the first missionaries to Hawaii Island and historic stained glass plus the timbers which hold up... More 

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Kent
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

The docents are very helpful as you explore the self-guided exhibits in this lovely church. There is much to see and it is worth a visit.

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