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This 182-acre park contains the Puuhonua, a sacred place of refuge, as well as other temples and coastal sites.
1871 Trail, Honaunau, Island of Hawaii, HI 96726
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Was looking for a place to kill some time before heading to the Kona airport. This was an excellent stop. Park Rangers were very helpful. Thanks to the USA for keeping this place intact.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Freedom817187
Reviewed 3 days ago

The place to enjoy beauty of the nature and to experience proximity to traditions of natives! I have been there twice and would come again!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank MissOleksandra
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Be sure to see this if you are interested in the history of the islands - and use your Senior Pass! A lovely park! A lovely story! Attend the ranger talk!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Turtlynne
Reviewed 1 week ago

This National Historical Park ( on 180 acre land) is the last remaining historical site of a place of refuge on the Hawaiian islands. Its located about a 45 minute drive from down town Kailua Kona on Hwy 160. It is a free attraction, however...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MKP5456
Reviewed 1 week ago

The historic park is unique but the day were were there very hot with not much shade so hurried. Beach to the south is nice and the beach to the north has great snorkeling. Park entrance has a fee

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank crazyone2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent more than an hour walking around the City of Refuge National Historical Park. It was established in 1955 on the west coast of the Big Island. Pu’uhonua o Honaunau is an important Hawaiian ceremonial site by the ocean. Do remember to wear a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JVTietjens
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This attraction is national park so admission fee is required to accede but worth the money, there is a place where ancient Hawai'ians believe about spiritual power, so there are Heiau(temple), great wall, ancient fish pond, guardian images(ki'i) by ty the ocean.Dueto its location as...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jajavalB
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a US National Park. Rangers offer talks and explanation about its history and reclamation. Park includes short walk through site (part of it was closed at our visit due to high surf conditions). If you go, be sure to check out the adjacent...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Robert L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the second time my wife and I visited Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park. We find it very moving to think that native Hawaiians from centuries ago used this sacred place as part of their life. Pay to get into the park and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank bigskyline
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wife and I went here today. It was an interesting National Park. This is not a strenuous activity. It is out in the sun so wear plenty sunscreen and a cap. It is a self guided tour.

Date of experience: November 2018
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28 December 2017|
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Response from walapsbit | Reviewed this property |
We attended two Ranger talks mid morning, and close to noon. Ask the exact times upon entering the park. Both very informative, highly recommended. One is in the covered pavilion, and the other is a walking tour of the... More
20 April 2017|
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Response from jbla32 | Reviewed this property |
About an hour
19 February 2017|
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Response from V5907XZjays | Reviewed this property |
No tour necessary, though I'm sure there are folks hoping to charge you. Pu'uhonua o Honaunau it is an easy drive from Kona, and it is a National Park, so other than a modest entrance fee, no other costs. Once in Park... More