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Naha Stone

300 Waianuenue Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2447
+1 808-933-8888
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Easy to miss

The stone is set right next to the road, outside the library in Hilo. It's easy to miss. I find... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
listar136
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Chicago, Illinois
Quick stop with informative signs

One can easily overlook this because it looks like landscaping decor right in town (on the grounds... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Judi C
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Fishers, Indiana
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300 Waianuenue Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2447
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The stone is set right next to the road, outside the library in Hilo. It's easy to miss. I find the history and legends of Hawaii fascinating, but not everyone in our group agreed. They ran over to the ice cream shop while I read...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

One can easily overlook this because it looks like landscaping decor right in town (on the grounds of the public library), but it's a nice stop for a bit of Hawaiian history/lore. There are actually two stones -- the Naha Stone and a "pinao" stone.

Thank Judi C
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Reviewed April 21, 2018

Yep they are stones . Takes seconds to look at them lol .Not a l or to see i. Hilo so you may as well drive past them !

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Reviewed March 24, 2018

Stopped to see this stone in front of the Hilo Public Library as it was suggested by our car tour guide but was disappointed. It apparently weighs 5000 pounds. There is a legend that is associated with it. I would not stop if you are...More

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Reviewed February 25, 2018

Our tour bus stopped here and explained the legend of the Naha Stone. The legend: Located in front of the Hilo Public Library are two stones, one of them larger than the other. This larger one is called the Nana Stone. In ancient Hawaii, it...More

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Reviewed December 30, 2017

Went for a walk to specifically find this stone. and was good to read the history. A local saw us reading the information and recommended that we also go into the Public Library to admire its layout around a central courtyard. Was a good activity...More

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Reviewed November 16, 2017

While the myth of the Naha stones is interesting. They appear as two rocks in front of the library. They might as well be park benches. If they were placed in a beautiful garden with some other interesting cultural displays they might seem more interesting.

Thank TedinHawaii
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Reviewed October 27, 2017

it's by the library, I spent a lot of time there and pass by this stone every time. Ask a local about the story :)

Thank Whitney W
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Reviewed October 12, 2017

See the King Kamehameha statue in the Wailoa River State park in Hilo first, then appreciate the history of this stone. The library was easy to locate with GPS, and everything of interest (Tsunami museum, King Kamehameha statue, the bay, restaurants, etc.) is close by....More

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Reviewed September 21, 2017

It has great meaning to the native people, I mean no disrespect, but it is simply a large, heavy stone. You can take a picture of it as you drive by.

Thank dad414
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