Kukaniloko Birthstone State Monument. In the cool uplands of Wahiawa is haunting Kukaniloko, where noble chieftesses went to give birth to high-ranking children. One of the most significant cultural sites on the island, the lava-rock stones here were believed to possess the power to ease the labor pains of childbirth. The site is marked by approximately 180 stones covering about a half-acre. It's about a 40- to 45-minute drive from Waikiki. Kamehameha
Hwy. and Whitmore Ave., north side of Wahiawa town, Wahiawa, HI, 96786. www.hawaiistateparks.org/parks/oahu/index.cfm?park_id=24.
Kamehameha Hwy. and Whitmore Ave., north side of Wahiawa town, Wahiawa, Hawaii, 96786, United States