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Address: Highway 270 -- Akoni Pule Hwy, North Kohala, Island of Hawaii, HI
Phone Number: 8083274958
08:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 16:00

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Good stop if you are heading up to Hawi, Polulu Valley Lookout. Takes about 30 to 45 minutes to Fully view Interesting Ancient Hawaiian Fishing village. Stay on trails... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Sausalito, California
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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lapakahi State Historical Park is not to be missed for anyone with an appreciation and a great imagination of the past. You start in a clean welcoming parking lot where you can pick up a brochure for this self guided tour. As you walk the well marked path the village from 600 years comes to life and it's not hard... More 

Thank bandmdunkley
Sausalito, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good stop if you are heading up to Hawi, Polulu Valley Lookout. Takes about 30 to 45 minutes to Fully view Interesting Ancient Hawaiian Fishing village. Stay on trails , footpaths, etc. MANY BIG LAVA ROCKS so always have a good pair of walking shoes in car when visiting the Big Island Respect sacred Hawaiian sites or you will piss... More 

Thank WorldTravelerAtoZ
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The park is free of charge. You can do a self-guided tour with the free map they provide. As you walk the trails, there are numbers on the features being displayed. The map has an explanation of what you are looking at. There weren't a lot of people there so it was nice to just be able to sit and... More 

1 Thank Brad X
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

No one around to guide us. We were left on our own. Still interesting to visit. Seems like this could be developed further to make it more interesting.

1 Thank Mike5466
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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294 reviews
125 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 289 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

Visited the site twice. On the first occasion I was wearing thin soled sandals which made walking on some of the paths uncomfortable, the second time I wore a pair with sturdier soles which gave a much more pleasurable experience. The site is in an attractive area sloping down to the ocean. On our first visit some people were snorkelling,... More 

2 Thank paul6111
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

Nice afternoon coastline drive to Lapakahi State Park. The trails were well marked and a very easy trail walk. The Ranger station was not open, but a very well illustrated guide was available there. There is no cost and would be a very good history lesson for children as there were reconstructed homes and a village. The views of the... More 

1 Thank Martha G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

Hawaiian history is looking at rocks. We saw a lot of rocks on this trip. We stopped in to look at the grounds on our way up to Hawi, on the way back we actually got out of the car and walked around. It is a cool place to walk around. The grossest thing about it.. The flies. It was... More 

Thank glcwhistler .
Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

This historical park was really interesting. Don't forget to take a brochure at the beginning because all the rock remains are just numbered. Wear tennis shoes or sturdy water shoes because the terrain is jagged lava rock. The beach and water is a marine life conservation district, but not suitable for younger or weak swimmers. The surf is rough, but... More 

1 Thank Sabra W
Torrance, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

We went with the sole purpose of snorkeling but once we got down to the shore, we knew it was futile. The surf was WAY too rough and the rip tides were vicious looking. Bring proper shoes as the trail is very rough in areas and the lava rock can be very jagged. The top of the trail has a... More 

1 Thank lmricheson12
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

This easy hike also offered a self-guided tour with numbered landmarks along the trail that offered explanations of historical significance. There are thatched stone buildings along the way with many other landmarks left from the historical fishing villages. The views of the ocean with the crashing waves in the background offered picturesque views of rolling hills meeting volcanic rocks and... More 

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