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Hilo District

East between the Puna and Hamakua districts. North Hilo: A diamond in the rough - containing a National Wildlife Refuge that encompasses an incredible rain forest. South Hilo: Site of Hilo - a classic tropical town. Botanical gardens and flower farms surround it like a giant lei.

SITES: SACRED & HISTORICAL
(See also Museums / Galleries)

VISITING A HEIAU

You are invited to visit the traditional Hawaiian religious sites listed in this website. However, you are asked to remember that these are religious sites which are still sacred to the Hawaiian people. As historic sites, these places are also fragile and subject to damage and collapse. Please visit with respect and care for these important places.

  • View the heiau from the exterior. Please do not climb on or over the rock walls. The stacked roof is unstable and may collapse.
  • It is unlawful to take, excavate, destroy, or alter any historic site on state land. Any person who violates this law is subject to a fine of $10,000 (HRS Chapter 6E-11)
  • Wrapping a rock in a ti leaf is not a traditional offering. This damages the plants and the integrity of the heiau structure.
  • Offerings of coins, candles, incense and similar items cause long-term damage.

The historic sites of Hawaii are unique resources that are fragile and cannot be replaced. Please help us protect Hawaii's past for the future.

NAHA STONE
Hilo Public Library
300 Waianuenue Avenue
Hilo, HI 96740
(Hilo District)
Legend has it that whoever could overturn this 7,000 pound stone would be the first king of all the Islands - Kamehameha did - and the rest is history!

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