Puukohola National Historic Park

Puukohola National Historic Park

Historic Sites • National Parks
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07:45 - 16:45
Monday
07:45 - 16:45
Tuesday
07:45 - 16:45
Wednesday
07:45 - 16:45
Thursday
07:45 - 16:45
Friday
07:45 - 16:45
Saturday
07:45 - 16:45
Sunday
07:45 - 16:45
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Historical park honoring King Kamehameha
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Tim L
Kuna, ID33 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
Take 30 minutes and appreciate Hawaii's history. The defense and strength of the island and how the islands would eventually unite.
Written 12 October 2022
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Mike F
Antigo, WI121 contributions
Aug 2022
Great stop, great history and beautiful place! Do the audio tour! Very glad we were able to make it here, my boys loved it. Half hour to see it all, and the gift shop is great. The ranger was awesome and did a great job with my boys; completing the book and getting their badge. We really enjoyed our time...and its right by the beach! Perfect!
Written 23 August 2022
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Laurie G
Colleyville, TX47 contributions
Jun 2022
So glad we stopped! This is an amazing temple and historic site built in part by King Kamehamema I before he started his conquest to unite the Hawaiian Islands. There is an informative film and and even better NPS ranger at the gift shop that will share with you the history of the site. There was no one there the day we visited. It was so beautiful and interesting! I would highly recommend you stop by Anuenue and get some delicious shave ice before or after your visit since it's right there!
Written 15 July 2022
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pretzelbender
Portland, OR10 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
If you are a history buff you need to visit. Nice succinct story of Kamehameha friendly knowledgeable staff. Stop you will like it
Written 27 April 2022
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Brandy P
Rowlett, TX14 contributions
Oct 2021 • Family
The park ranger really made it great. Told the story and history of this site. When you know the history you can really appreciate the tour. With a smartphone you can download a QR code with a 30 minute self guided tour of the area. Highly recommend. The path is paved and you can walk it in flip flops. Nice arrangements of artifacts inside the office area
Written 3 October 2021
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Bob B
Newhall, CA13 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
An interesting site that played an important role In Hawaiian history was made better by the visitor center, audio tour and the insights provided by park ranger, Pablo McCloud. Both at the start and end of our visit he provided great insight into the park, it’s pivotal role in history and other significant parks we could visit during our vacation.
Written 31 August 2021
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John P
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Aug 2021 • Couples
Shout out to Pablo McCloud for an interesting and informative experience. Walk along the trail and enjoy!
Written 29 August 2021
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Johnboy1253
73 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
Easy access. Interesting to learn about the Hawaiian king that unified the islands. The beach at the end of the road was small but very inviting.
Written 26 August 2021
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Daniel W
Leesburg, VA14 contributions
Jul 2021 • Couples
The ranger at the visitor center did a nice presentation on the site, history of the Hawaiian flag, and other historical information about the site.

The views of the ocean are good, the path is paved and very easy.

Unfortunately, the upper loop trails are closed for work so you have not have access to the lower trail near the coastline and can’t near the Heiau
Written 4 July 2021
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MNO
United States94 contributions
Jun 2021 • Family
This is a pretty interesting place to spent 30-45 minutes. There are some informative displays at the visitor center and the audio tour is useful for understanding the context behind what you see on the trail. I wouldn’t necessarily go out of my way to see this, but worth a stop if you’re in the area.
Written 19 June 2021
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