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Lanai Sights

Keomuku

  • On dirt road off Hwy. 440 Map It
  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

Updated 01/21/2014

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There's a peaceful beauty about the former fishing village of Keomuku. During the late 19th century this small Lanai community served as the headquarters of Maunalei Sugar Company. After the company failed, the land was abandoned. Although there are no other signs of previous inhabitation, its church, Ka Lanakila O Ka Malamalama, built in 1903, has been restored by volunteers. Visitors often leave some small token, a shell or lei, as an offering. Take Highway 440

to its eastern terminus, then turn right onto a dirt road and continue south for 5 miles. The church is on your right in the coconut trees.

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Jan 8, 2004

Not much left but still beautiful

There's a beautiful 1903 clapboard church which is really the only remnant of this forgotten town. But I have a special place in my heart for it b/c the picture I took of the church warranted me first place in the Hawaiian Culture Category in the 2001 Photo Contest in Hawaii Magazine. There are little places to pull out on the beach along the way so bring a picnic (stop at Pele's Other Garden for good to go food). You'll need a 4x4 and hopefully

the road hasn't collapsed from heavy rain like it did when we tried to take my friend in 2002!! You can pass it up if you have a full schedule but if you have time to explore (we do a 12 hour day trip from Maui) then it's worth a visit.

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