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Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park

1,647 Reviews

Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park

1,647 Reviews
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Shasha wrote a review 6 Jan
Chino Valley, Arizona226 contributions3 helpful votes
A calmness overtakes one in this place where the hunted could go for sanctuary. Not an easy trek either (thank goodness for cars). Information signs are all over and the docent we met answered all our questions and added more history and context to the place and its various areas. We spent hours here and could have stayed longer but for the rumblings of our tummies. It’s a perfect spot for families to visit – for anyone to visit. Do take the time to visit. You will not be disappointed in what you see and learn.
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Date of experience: October 2020
G C wrote a review 4 Jan
Anchorage, Alaska999 contributions290 helpful votes
Pu'uhonua O Hōnaunau National Historical Park preserves an important cultural place for Native Hawaiians and is a must see for anyone visiting the Big Island :)). Stroll along the trails here, view the restored structures, and learn about why it’s known as the Place of Refuge (fascinating history indeed). There’s a small sandy beach where honu turtles can often be found sunning themselves between feeding sessions... note how the tall stone walls here are artfully constructed without any mortar between the carefully placed rocks. Enjoy!
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Date of experience: December 2020
traveling_with_kathy wrote a review 1 Jan
Lake Stevens, Washington1,059 contributions126 helpful votes
Spent a couple hours walking through the park. There’s a $20 entrance fee. Clean restrooms and a water fountain to fill up bottles with cold filtered water. With Covid restrictions the store was closed as well as the ranger talk. The park is oceanfront and beautiful. I went in the afternoon and it wasn’t too crowded. So peaceful. I followed the map given to be me at the entrance. Some other tourists listened to a cell phone app. Very interesting to read about the ancient Hawaiian culture.
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Date of experience: January 2021
Rayechel wrote a review Dec 2020
7 contributions1 helpful vote
Great spot for the little ones to learn snorkeling just before park entrance. One of our favorite spots!
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Date of experience: December 2020
Christopher M wrote a review Jun 2020
Brookfield, Wisconsin193 contributions108 helpful votes
It’s about 40 minutes south of Kona, get gas and pack snacks/water before you go there isn’t much outside of Kona. It was a cool historical site to check out. They have a gift shop and restrooms. There isn’t a ton to do here. It’s a quick low impact walk around the grounds. We were here for about 45 minutes then headed down to Punalu u Black Sand Beach. It was great to see and learn about the Hawaiian culture.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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