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Historic boulder

This is an historic boulder because legend has it the future King Kamehameha the Great carried it, proving his strength and fulfilling a prophecy. Worth a stop to look at it!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Jacksonville, Florida
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Down from Rainbow Falls to the left in front of the Public Library and easy to park in the library for a quick picture of the stone.

Thank 396stevenw
Fort Worth, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wasabi tours included this on my tour. I was interested in hearing Dreu tell the story from Hawaiian culture. So glad it's being preserved.

Thank TxPetals72
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3,894 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is an historic boulder because legend has it the future King Kamehameha the Great carried it, proving his strength and fulfilling a prophecy. Worth a stop to look at it!

Thank QuickWhitTravel
Boulder, Colorado
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909 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 385 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2017

It's a rather large historical stone, with a plaque explaining all that needs be known about this stone,lying outside the library. Did that description get your interest?nope, mine either, but if you so choose at least there is often parking so you can go and see both the rock and the plaque, and of course the library.

Thank Miriahm D
Pahoa, Hawaii
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260 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Builders prize corner stones and historians prize stones used as time capsules. One should not be surprised, then, that on an island consisting entirely of lava, that a stone of significance should eventually be designated. One such stone now rests in front of the Hilo Public Library. It is a stone purported to be an predictor of ali'i class as... More 

1 Thank Gabriele S
Dixon, CA
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Easy to pass by if you don't know the history and significance of it. Worth the five minute stop to read the info sign & snap a photo, maybe try to lift it?

1 Thank Todd S
Wichita, Kansas
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355 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

View it as you drive by to more interesting destinations. Yes it's historically important but it's just a rock to look at.

1 Thank dougandshelley
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016

This 2000 lbs rock was overturned by the King and is now placed out front of the Hilo Public Library. It's a perfect place for it because if anybody trying to research the life of King Kamehameha in the library and come across of that part, need not locate the rock at far places but can see it right in... More 

1 Thank MirandasTour
Lake Cowichan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Very interesting to learn of the history of these stones and their connection to Hawaiian royalty. Found in front of the library in Hilo.

1 Thank Gaylene B
Hilo, Hawaii
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Reviewed 25 July 2016

I always take visitors to see the Naha stone located right in front of the library near old down town Hilo. It has a nice plaque explaining the significance of the stone. Its easy to find parking in the library parking lot and walking over to see it. There is also another stone from a Heiau which the library is... More 

1 Thank Dale O

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