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LAND ADVENTURES & TOURS
(See also Sports & Recreation)

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HAWAII COFFEE COMPANY VISITOR CENTER
(FACTORY TOURS)

83-5427 Mamalahoa Highway
Honaunau, HI 96726
(South Kona District)
Tel. (808) 328-2511
Coffee roasting and tasting. See how the beans go from the trees to the roaster.

HILO-HAMAKUA HERITAGE COAST DRIVE
(SELF-GUIDED DRIVING TOUR)
Discover the sights and plantation history of the Hilo-Hamakua Heritage Coastline, a 45-mile drive on State Highway 19 through scenic byways, former mill towns and plantation villages. See the Hilo-Hamakua Heritage Coast Drive Guide.


HOKUKANO RANCH
(ECOTOURS)

P. O. Box 2240
Kealakekua, HI 96750
(South Kona District)
Tel. (808) 323-2299
The Hokukano Ranch offers a tropical rain forest for hiking, mountain biking, or off-road driving. Custom guided tours feature a myriad of plants and animals and Hawaiian culture.

HULIHEE PALACE
75-5718 Alii Drive
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
(North Kona District)
Tel. (808) 329-1877
Built in 1838 by Governor Kuakini. Great collection of koa furniture and Hawaiian artifacts. Guided tours. Entry charge.

KAPAPALA TRAILS
P. O. Box 1639
Hilo, HI 96721
(Kau District)
Tel (808) 968-6585
Guided tours by horseback, hiking, and jeep on a 24,000 acre working cattle ranch on the slopes of Mauna Loa on the Big Island of Hawaii. Overnight camping adventures to rustic bunkhouse or wilderness locations: by horseback with pack donkeys, hiking with pack donkeys or by 4-wheel. All tours by appointment only. Guest cottages available for up to 2 weeks.

KILAUEA ADVENTURES
P. O. Box 756
Volcano, HI 96785
(Volcano District)
Tel. (808) 967-7197
Company owned and operated by former Hawaii Volcanoes National Park ranger. Specializing in cultural, natural, and geological eco-tours of the Park and Kilauea Volcano area. All age groups accommodated. For more information, please contact Canda Bloir.

KONA HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM TOURS
81-6551 Mamalahoa Highway
Kealakekua, HI 96750
(North Kona District)
Tel. (808) 323-3222
Offering a variety of guided tours, lectures, and exhibits including the Historic Kailua Village Walking Tour, the Kona Coffee Living History Farm Tour and more. Call for cost & reservation. (Inquire about their breadmaking in their Portuguese oven!)

MAUNA LOA MACADAMIA NUT VISITOR CENTER
(WALKING TOURS)

Mauna Loa Road (off Route 11)
Keaau, HI 96749
(Puna District)
Tel. (808) 966-8618 or 1-888-628-6556 (toll free)
Watch the processing of Mac nuts. Self-guided walking tour through the factory.

ONIZUKA CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL ASTRONOMY
Mauna Kea Visitors Station (6.2 Miles up Mauna Kea Road at 9,300 feet)
(Hamakua District)
Tel. (808) 961-2180
Displays and telescopic star gazing sessions. Summit tours of Mauna Kea at 13,796 feet. The observatories on Mauna Kea offer views of most of the southern and northern night skies and 92% of all the stars visible from earth! For more information, please visit their website.

PAINTED CHURCH (ST. BENEDICT'S)
(WALKING TOURS)

From Kailua-Kona, take Mamalahoa Highway (Highway 11) south to Highway 160 after Mile Marker 104. Drive approximately one mile to Painted Church Road.
(South Kona District)
Frescoes on the inside walls and ceilings depict everything from Hell to the Temptation of Christ.

PARKER RANCH VISITORS CENTER
Parker Ranch Shopping Center
Kamuela, HI 96743
(South Kohala District)
Tel. (808) 885-7655
Parker Ranch, founded in 1847, is one of our nation's oldest and most historic ranches and, at approximately 150,000 acres, is counted among the largest ranches in the United States. The Visitor Center shows a video of the Parker Ranch history and features ranch artifacts. The Ranch is open daily with wagon rides, museum tours, historic homes, shopping and dining.

WAIPIO VALLEY SHUTTLE & TOURS
P. O. Box 5128
Kukuihaele, HI 96727
(Hamakua District)
Tel. (808) 775-7121
A ninety minute narrated tour of Waipio Valley. Taro patches, lotus ponds, wild horses, waterfalls, exotic fruits.

WAIPIO VALLEY WAGON TOURS
P. O. Box 1340
Honokaa, HI 96727
(Hamakua Coast District)
Tel. (808) 775-9518
A ninety minute narrated tour of the history, biology, and myths of the valley in a mule drawn wagon.

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