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Mokuaikaua Church

75-5713 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-3719
+1 808-329-0655
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Founded in 1836 by Boston missionaries.
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good40%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lava rock” (18 reviews)
“koa wood” (9 reviews)
“stained glass” (7 reviews)
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75-5713 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-3719
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+1 808-329-0655
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"lava rock"
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"koa wood"
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"stained glass"
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"worth a visit"
in 11 reviews
"lots of history"
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"sunday service"
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"beautiful building"
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"christmas eve service"
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"scale model"
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"free admission"
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"hawaiian language"
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"ali'i drive"
in 13 reviews
"great history"
in 6 reviews
"hulihe'e palace"
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"old hawaii"
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"downtown kailua"
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"hawaiian islands"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Sunday morning isn't complete for us if we don't celebrate our faith. This beautiful historic church is the perfect setting with wonderful music, great sermon and a positively heart-warming fellowship.

Thank coachklewis
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

Enjoyed our visit to the oldest church in the Hawaiian Islands, built in 1837 from stones from a nearby heiau and mortar made from burned coral with interior decorated with koa wood. We were welcomed to attend a service here in this beautiful old church...More

1  Thank 44statesandcounting
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

It was very nice to learn about the history of the area of Kona By visiting this church. It was nice to learn the history of the misssionaries that settled in this area and worshipped in this church. It was nice to learn that this...More

Thank Lutricia G
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Reviewed 29 March 2018

The church is across the street from Hulihe’e Palace. It is a large structure with a high steeple that towers over the surrounding buildings and can be spotted from afar. The lava rock arch over the gate is impressive. A sign on the gate says...More

Thank jgluv2travel
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

We stopped in at the church to look around. It is a quaint little church that was the first church on the island. It was neat to see the construction of the church and listen to the quick video that runs continuously.

Thank Tina C
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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

The date given for the founding is actually the date that the current building was constructed. The church was founded by missionaries in 1820, making it the oldest Christian church in Hawaii,

Thank LornaandJim
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Totally by lucky accident we were at the church at the same time as a local gentleman was visiting. He knew so much about the history of the church, the Christian missionaries and the early settlers who built it.

Thank beppieweiss
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Reviewed 22 February 2018

This lovely historical church is worth visiting. A beautiful building set in a hard to miss location.

Thank Jean H
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Reviewed 15 February 2018

This is a must see building and history in Kona. The building is impressive in its size and time of building. There is an excellent model of the ship exhibited, a video explaining some of the history of the people who came there for the...More

1  Thank Mark A K
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Reviewed 10 February 2018

This is a truly historic building, the first church in the Hawaiian Islands, built in 1837. It is made of lava rock and coral. You can just walk in anytime the church is open, no admission, but a donation jar. There a nice historical exhibits...More

Thank 580diane47
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Jody R
10 May 2015|
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Response from gwgMimsFlorida | Reviewed this property |
Yes services still held but we were there on a weekday.
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