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Mythical Pond

We were told that this pond was built over 1,000 years ago by the 'mythical people called Menehune. It is now on on the National Register of Historic Places. Ponds such as this... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
Bruce H
Brisbane, Australia
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Mukwonago, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an out of the way place to find but once there, the serenity and views are worth the trip. It's amazing that such an area exists such a short way from the city.

1 Thank 196LindaC
Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 643 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We were told that this pond was built over 1,000 years ago by the 'mythical people called Menehune. It is now on on the National Register of Historic Places. Ponds such as this one were built to catch fish. We stopped at a lookout to view and the scenery surrounding the area was beautiful. Not a must see but certainly... More 

Thank Bruce H
Ketchikan, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017

I thought this bit of history is interesting. No one knows who built it. The Ali'i used it and kept everyone else out.

Thank Loren778899
Spokane, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

We found this by accident as we were taking a back road from Poipu to Lihue. It has amazing history and legend. Folklore says it was originally built by the mythical Menehune people of Hawaii. It was used by Hawaiians to catch and cultivate fish. It's not as visually stunning as other things on Kauai, but certainly interesting.

Thank MiShellery
Murrieta, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 246 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

This pond was built nearly 1,000 years ago and since 1973 has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Ponds like these were built to catch fish. Legend has it, this pond was constructed in one night by the mythical Menehune. There is a nice view of the fishpond and surrounding mountains from the viewpoint, which is located... More 

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San Marcos, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 267 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Saw this from the air on various helicopter tours, but never took the time to go and find it. It was worth the trip, when you read the story behind it. This was one of the earliest cases of Aquaculture where the ancient Hawaiians raised fish. Beautiful view and great story.

Thank csarchibald
Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 541 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2016

It's pretty much just a roadside stop with a placard and its story. If in the area it might be worth a visit. There are nice views and the pond's history is interesting. There are no trails to access the pond. The closest you can get to it is to kayak or paddle board the river adjacent to it.

Thank Mike O
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

This was quite off the beaten path and not especially walkable, but the history was very interesting to me, and the view from the lookout is gorgeous!

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Hamilton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2016

Only minutes from Lihue. The overlook from Hulemalu Road is excellent. Do your read-up on this fish pond, built nearly 1000 years ago. Worth a detour....

1 Thank vdputte
Denton, Texas
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Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

The only thing interesting about this site is the one sign telling about a bit of Hawaiian history...a very small bit. Forgettable

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