King Kamehameha had this historic structure when it was foretold he would join the islands under his leadership. With a human line 20 miles long passing stones from one to the next. Impressive!
About Pu'ukohola Heiau
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The visitor center is well done with lots of artifacts and things to read about. The trail is relatively short, but can be hot as there is no shade. People are not allowed to climb on the structures, but the goats do.
This is a really interesting site of great importance in the history of the island. The mobile phone guided tour was great, and the short walk around the site is easy and was suitable for our young children (ages 5 and 7). The kids were...More
National Historic Site with a good video of Hawaiian life, a paved trail for a short hike, and a gift shop. Nice views.
This is the site of two very well preserved heaiu. A third, dedicated to the local sharks, is said to be just offshore. The park service has a building to buy a few trinkets, along with some nice informational displays. Be sure to slather on...More
Such a beautiful site to take in the history and the view of the ocean. Knowing the history of this sacred ground brings the beauty of the islands to heart.
This is the northern most National Historic Site on the Big Island. The temple was built in response to a prophecy to honor the war god Ku. The manner of its construction is explained by displays in the visitor center as well as on a...More
We enjoyed walking around the ruins and then going on down to the beach. The National Park rangers were very knowledgeable of the area and provided great insight to how lives were here prior to the USA taking over Hawaii.