Sights & Attractions in Big Island


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Name Category Location
Akaka Falls State Park
An easy, meandering 10-minute loop trail...
Parks Hamakua Coast
Astronaut Ellison S. Onizuka Space Center
This informative museum, located at the airport,...
Museums / Galleries Kailua-Kona
Captain Cook Monument
No one knows for sure what happened on February...
Memorials / Monuments South Kona and Kealakekua Bay
Hawi and Kapaau
Near the birthplace of King Kamehameha, these...
Towns Kohala Coast
Holualoa Town
Hugging the hillside along the Kona Coast, the...
Towns South Kona and Kealakekua Bay
Hulihee Palace
A lovely two-story oceanfront home surrounded by...
Castles / Palaces Kailua-Kona
Imiloa Astronomy Center
Part Hawaiian cultural center, part astronomy...
Observatories / Planetariums Hilo
Kailua Pier
Though most fishing boats use Honokohau Harbor,...
Marinas / Piers Kailua-Kona
Kaloko–Honokohau National Historical Park
The trails at this sheltered 1,160-acre coastal...
Parks Kailua-Kona
Kamakahonu and Ahuena Heiau
In the early 1800s, King Kamehameha the Great...
Archaeological Sites Kailua-Kona
Kealakekua Bay State Park
This underwater marine reserve is one of the most...
Bodies of Water, Viewpoints South Kona and Kealakekua Bay
Kohala Mountain Road Lookout
The road between North Kohala and Waimea is...
Viewpoints Kohala Coast
Liliuokalani Gardens
Designed to honor Hawaii's first Japanese...
Parks, Gardens / Arboretums Hilo
MacKenzie State Recreation Area
This coastal park, on rocky shoreline cliffs in a...
Parks Puna
Mookini Heiau
This isolated National Historic Landmark is so...
Memorials / Monuments Kohala Coast
Pahoa Town
This eclectic little town is reminiscent of the...
Towns Puna
Puuhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park
This 420-acre National Historical Park houses the...
Parks South Kona and Kealakekua Bay
Puukohola Heiau National Historic Site
Quite simply, this is one of the most historic...
Parks, Historic Districts / Sites Kohala Coast
Wailuku River State Park (Boiling Pots)
Four separate streams fall into a series of...
Bodies of Water Hilo
Wailuku River State Park (Rainbow Falls )
After a hard rain, these falls thunder into the...
Bodies of Water Hilo
Waipio Valley
Bounded by 2,000-foot cliffs, the "Valley of the...
Nature Preserves Hamakua Coast


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