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North Kohala District (Kohala - Part 3)

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LAPAKAHI STATE HISTORICAL PARK

A 600-year-old reconstructed Hawaiian fishing village. Exhibits include canoe sheds, a fish shrine, a salt-making area, homesites, and Hawaiian games.


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Snorkel the offshore reef and swim off the pier.


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KAPAA BEACH PARK

Secluded and accessible - a very quiet spot with a lovely panorama of Maui in the distance.


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An immense sacrificial temple located in one of the most rugged and isolated areas on the Big Island. Legend says that the very first temple at Mookini was built as early as A.D. 480.


HAWI

A small historic town with false-front buildings. Once a busy sugar town, now home to a growing number of art galleries and boutiques.

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An 8,500-acre historic island treasure with incredible panoramic views. A beautiful native rainforest is preserved at the top of the ranch.



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Birthplace of Kamehameha the Great - who rose to become "the Lonely One", high chief of a unified kingdom.


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KAPAAU

In the heart of Kamehameha's ancestral homelands - site of the original statue of the King. A sleepy community awakening with small boutiques and art galleries catering to tourists.

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The most remarkable and undisturbed missionary estate still extant in Hawaii. Dating from 1841.


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KEOKEA BEACH PARK

A very picturesque and luxuriant park on the side of a hill going down to the sea.


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POLOLU VALLEY OVERLOOK

Outstanding vista showing the raw, untamed side of the Big Island. Pololu Valley was once one of the richest wet taro plantations in Hawaii. Beautiful waterfalls cascade down from high up in the valley.

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