Big Island Travel Guide

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Anna Ranch Heritage Center

  • 65-1480 Kawaihae Rd. Map It
  • Waimea (Hawaii County)
  • Farm/Ranch
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 01/20/2010

Fodor's Review

This stunning heritage property, on the National and State Registers of Historic Places, belonged to the "first lady" of Hawaii ranching, Anna Lindsey Perry-Fiske. Here is a rare opportunity to see a fully restored cattle ranch compound and learn about the life of this fascinating woman, who butchered cattle by day and threw lavish parties by night. Wander the picturesque grounds and gardens on a self-guided walk, watch a master saddle maker and an ironsmith in action, and take a guided tour (by appointment only) of the historic house, where Anna's furniture, gowns, and elaborate pau (parade riding) costumes are on display. The knowledgeable staff shares anecdotes about Anna's amazing life. (Some staff and visitors have even reported strange goings-on in the main house, suggesting that Anna herself may still be "around.")

  • Flowers, Anna Ranch Heritage Center, Kamuela, Waimea, Big Island, Hawaii, USA

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/seafan/4757673251/">Anna Ranch, Kamuela, Hawaii 189/365</a> by Jen R<br />

Sight Information

Address:

65-1480 Kawaihae Rd., Waimea (Hawaii County), Hawaii, 96743, USA

Map It

Phone:

808-885–4426

Sight Details:

  • Grounds and Discovery Trail free; historic home tours $10
  • Closed Sat.–Mon.

Published 01/20/2010

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