Sights & Attractions in Big Island

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Name Category Location
 
Amy B.H. Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden
Exhibiting a wealth of Hawaiian ethnobotanical traditions and...
Gardens / Arboretums Kona Coast
 
Banyan Drive
More than 50 enormous banyan trees with aerial roots dangling...
Scenic Drives Hilo
 
Big Island Visitors Bureau
Marked by a red-and-white Hawaiian warrior sign, the bureau is...
Information Centers Hilo
 
Courtyard King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel
Stroll through the high-ceiling lobby of this Kailua-Kona fixture...
Hotels Kailua-Kona
 
H.N. Greenwell Store Museum
Established in 1850, the homestead of Henry N. Greenwell served...
Historic Districts / Sites Kona Coast
 
Haili Church
Constructed in 1859 by New England missionaries, this church...
Religious Sites Hilo
 
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
Eight miles north of Hilo, stunning coastline views appear around...
Gardens / Arboretums Hamakua Coast
 
Hikiau Heiau
This stone platform was once an impressive temple dedicated to...
Archaeological Sites Kona Coast
 
Hilo Coffee Mill
With all the buzz about Kona coffee, it's easy to forget that...
Industrial Sites Hilo
 
Honokaa Town
This quaint, clifftop village fronting the ocean was built in...
Towns Hamakua Coast
 
Honomu
Honomu did not die when sugar did. Its sugar-plantation past...
Towns Hamakua Coast
 
Kainaliu Town
This is the first town you encounter to the south heading upcountry...
Towns Kona Coast
 
Kalakaua Park
King Kalakaua, who revived the hula, was the inspiration for...
Parks Hilo
 
Kalopa State Recreation Area
Past the old plantation town of Paauilo, at a cool elevation...
Parks Hamakua Coast
 
Kawaihae Harbor
This no-frills industrial harbor, where in 1793 the first cattle...
Marinas / Piers Kohala Coast
 
Keawe Street
Buildings here have been restored to their original 1920s and...
Neighborhoods / Streets Hilo
 
King Kamehameha Statue
A statue of Kamehameha the Great, the legendary king who united...
Memorials / Monuments Kohala Coast
 
Kona Coffee Living History Farm (D. Uchida Farm)
On the National Register of Historic Places, this perfectly preserved...
Historic Districts / Sites, Farms Kona Coast
 
Kuamoo Battlefield and Lekeleke Burial Grounds
In 1819, an estimated 300 Hawaiians were killed on this vast...
Military Sites, Archaeological Sites, Cemeteries Kailua-Kona
 
Lapakahi State Historical Park
A self-guided, 1-mile walking tour leads through the ruins of...
Parks, Historic Districts / Sites Kohala Coast
 
Laupahoehoe Point Park
Here the surf pounds the jagged black rocks at the base of a...
Parks Hamakua Coast
 
Laupahoehoe Train Museum
Behind a stone loading platform of the once-famous Hawaii Consolidated...
Museums / Galleries Hamakua Coast
 
Lava Tree State Monument
Tree molds that rise like blackened smokestacks formed here in...
Parks, Trails Puna
 
Lyman Museum & Mission House
Built in 1839, the beautifully restored Lyman Mission House is...
Museums / Galleries, Historic Districts / Sites Hilo
 
Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Corporation
Acres of macadamia-nut trees lead to a giant roasting facility...
Industrial Sites Hilo
 
Moku Ola
This small island, just offshore from Liliuokalani Gardens, is...
Islands Hilo
 
Mokuaikaua Church
Site of the first Christian church in the Hawaiian Islands, this...
Religious Sites Kailua-Kona
 
Naha and Pinao stones
These two huge, oblong stones are legendary. The Pinao stone...
Archaeological Sites Hilo
 
Nani Mau Gardens
The name means "forever beautiful" in Hawaiian, and that's a...
Gardens / Arboretums Hilo
 
Pacific Tsunami Museum
In downtown Hilo, businesses tend to be far from the bayfront...
Museums / Galleries Hilo
 
Panaewa Rainforest Zoo & Gardens
Billed as "the only natural tropical rainforest zoo in the United...
Zoos / Aquariums Hilo
 
S. Hata Building
Built as a general store in 1912 by Sadanosuke Hata and his family...
Historic Districts / Sites, Stores / Malls Hilo
 
St. Benedict's Painted Church
In the late 1800s, Belgian-born priest and self-taught artist...
Religious Sites Kona Coast
 
St. Peter's Church
This tiny oceanfront chapel with crisp white-and-blue trim and...
Religious Sites Kailua-Kona
 
Star of the Sea Painted Church
This historic church, now a community center, was moved to its...
Religious Sites Puna
 
Wailoa Center
In Wailoa State Recreation Area, this circular exhibition center...
Museums / Galleries Hilo
 
World Botanical Gardens
Just off the highway, this garden park is on more than 300 acres...
Gardens / Arboretums Hamakua Coast
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