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Lapakahi State Historical Park

  • Hwy. 270 Map It
  • Waimea (Hawaii County)
  • Historic District/Site

Published 09/02/2015

Fodor's Review

A self-guided, 1-mile walking tour leads through the ruins of the once-prosperous fishing village Koai‘e, which dates as far back as the 15th century. Displays illustrate early Hawaiian fishing and farming techniques, salt gathering, games, and legends. Because the shoreline near the state park is an officially designated Marine Life Conservation District (and part of the site itself is considered sacred), swimming, swim gear, and sunscreen are not allowed in the water. Portable restrooms are available but not drinking water.

Sight Information


Hwy. 270, mile marker 14 between Kawaihae and Mahukona, Waimea (Hawaii County), Hawaii, 96743, United States

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Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Daily 8–4

Published 09/02/2015


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