Sights & Attractions in Big Island


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


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