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Hilo District (Part 1)

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Coconut Island - Hilo Bay, Big Island
HILO BAY

Hilo - Big Island's county seat - located on a beautiful bay. Exuding small town tropical charm, its falsefront stores and covered sidewalks house some of the best shops and restaurants on the island. Botanical gardens and flower farms surround it like a giant lei.

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Lyman Mission House, Big Island
LYMAN MISSION HOUSE AND MUSEUM

Preserved New England-style homestead of Congregationalist missionaries built in 1839. Includes extensive pre-contact displays of Hawaiian artifacts.

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East Hawaii Cultural Center, Big Island
EAST HAWAII CULTURAL CENTER

A non-profit organization which supports local arts.

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Site of the Naha stone. Kamehameha the Great allegedly fulfilled a prophecy of "moving a mountain" by budging this stone.

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Liliuokalani Gardens, Big Island
LILIUOKALANI GARDENS & COCONUT ISLAND

Formal Japanese-style gardens connected by footbridge to little Coconut Island (Mokuola). In ancient Hawaii, Mokuola was famous for its curative spring waters and other healing powers. It was also a place of refuge for law breakers who could make offerings and leave as free men.

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One of several County Beach Parks along Hilo Bay. Swim in a large, sandy-bottomed pool protected by a breakwater.

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