Sights & Attractions in Big Island


Things to Do in Hilo

Sights Overview
Name Category Location
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
Haili Church
Constructed in 1859 by New England missionaries, this church...
Religious Sites Hilo
Hilo Coffee Mill
With all the buzz about Kona coffee, it's easy to forget that...
Industrial Sites Hilo
Hilo Downtown Improvement Association
An excellent and free self-guided walking tour to downtown Hilo...
Information Centers, Tours Hilo
Imiloa Astronomy Center
Part Hawaiian cultural center, part astronomy museum, this center...
Observatories / Planetariums Hilo
Kalakaua Park
King Kalakaua, who revived the hula, was the inspiration for...
Parks Hilo
Kaumana Caves Park
Thanks to Hilo's abundant rainfall, this lava tube is lush with...
Cave Hilo
Keawe Street
Buildings here have been restored to their original 1920s and...
Neighborhoods / Streets Hilo
Liliuokalani Gardens
Designed to honor Hawaii's first Japanese immigrants, Liliuokalani...
Parks, Gardens / Arboretums Hilo
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
Mokupapapa Discovery Center
This informative center teaches about the Papahanaumokuakea Marine...
Information Centers Hilo
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
Onekahakaha Beach Park
Shallow, rock-wall-enclosed tide pools and an adjacent grassy...
Beaches 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
Reeds Bay Beach Park
Safe swimming, proximity to downtown Hilo, and a freshwater-fed...
Beaches Hilo
S. Hata Building
Built as a general store in 1912 by Sadanosuke Hata and his family...
Historic Districts / Sites, Stores / Malls Hilo
Wailoa Center
In Wailoa State Recreation Area, this circular exhibition center...
Museums / Galleries Hilo
Wailuku River State Park (Boiling Pots)
Four separate streams fall into a series of circular pools here...
Bodies of Water Hilo
Wailuku River State Park (Rainbow Falls )
After a hard rain, these falls thunder into the Wailuku River...
Bodies of Water Hilo
Waiolena and Wailua Beach Parks and Richardson Ocean Center
Just east of Hilo, almost at the end of the road, three adjacent...
Beaches Hilo
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