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Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site

62-3601 Kawaihae Road, Kawaihae, Hawaii 96743 USA

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Opens Wed 8:15a
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  • Wheelchair
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“visit the ruins of the last major Ancient Hawaiian temple”

Puʻukoholā Heiau National Historic Site is a United States National Historic Site located on the northwestern coast of the island of Hawaiʻi. The site preserves the National Historic Landmark ruins of the last major Ancient Hawaiian temple, and other historic sites. The great temple of Kamehameha the Great, Pu'ukohola Heiau, rises majestically above the turquoise waters of the Pacific, a silent testament to the most renowned king of Hawai'i. Mailekini Heiau, the temple-turned-fort that once thundered with the sound of cannons, continues to stand guard. The sharks return most days to Hale o Kapuni Heiau, the sumberged ruins of a temple that was once dedicated to them. This is where the history-makers of Hawai'i lived and where their history comes to life.

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March 03, 2017

This was really worth stopping for. The short trail isn't completely accessible. Very helpful rangers, and lots of history.

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Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site

62-3601 Kawaihae Road
Kawaihae, Hawaii
96743 USA


Closed Now
  • Sun - Sat: 8:15 am - 4:45 pm

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  • Pets Allowed
  • Restrooms
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Credit Cards Accepted
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