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Kauai Sights

Waioli Huiia Church

  • 5-5393A Kuhio Hwy. Map It
  • Hanalei
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Updated 03/04/2015

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Designated a National Historic Landmark, this little church—affiliated with the United Church of Christ—doesn't go unnoticed right alongside Route 560 in downtown Hanalei, and its doors are often wide open (from 9 to 5, give or take) inviting inquisitive visitors in for a look around. Like the Waioli Mission House next door, it's an exquisite representation of New England architecture crossed with Hawaiian thatched buildings. During Hurricane Iniki's visit in 1992, which brought sustained winds of 160 mph and wind gusts up to 220 mph, this little church was lifted off its foundation but, thankfully, lovingly restored. Services are held at 10 am on Sunday with many hymns sung in Hawaiian and often accompanied by piano and ukulele.

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5-5393A Kuhio Hwy., Hanalei, Hawaii, 96714, United States

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Updated 03/04/2015


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