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Hawi and Kapaau

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Published 01/10/2017

Fodor's Review

Near the birthplace of King Kamehameha, these North Kohala towns thrived during the plantation days, once bustling with hotels, saloons, and theaters—even a railroad. They took a hit when "Big Sugar" left the island, but both towns are blossoming once again, thanks to strong local communities, tourism, athletic events, and an influx of artists keen on honoring the towns' past. They are full of lovingly restored vintage buildings housing fun and funky shops, galleries, and eateries, and worth a stop. Hawi is internationally known as the turnaround point for the cycling portion of the Ironman event.

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Along Hwy. 270, , Hawaii, USA

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Published 01/10/2017


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