Big Island, Hawaii

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Big Island, Hawaii, USA

Attractions in Big Island, Hawaii

Historic Sites & Monuments

  • Kona Coffee Living History Farm
    81-6551 Mamalahoa Highway, Big Island, HI 96750
    Located in Kealakekua
    808-323-2006, Preserved and restored by the Kona Historical Society, this national award-winning seven acre working coffee farm is listed on both the State of Hawaii and the National... more info  map

  • Puukohola Heiau
    62-3601 Kawaihae Road, Big Island, HI 96743
    Located in Kawaihae
    808-882-7218, This historic temple is listed as both a Historic Landmark and a National Historic Site and was constructed by Kamehameha I to incur the favor of the war god... more info

Museums & Galleries

  • Kona Historical Society Museum
    P.O. Box 398, Captain Cook, HI808-323-3222, Located in the Old Greenwell Store which was established in 1875 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this museum contains over 40,000 photographs,... more info

  • Laupahoehoe Train Museum
    36-2377 Mamamalahoa Highway, Big Island, HI 96764
    Located in Laupahoehoe
    808-962-6300, This small museum is located in an old railway employee home and is dedicated to preserving the history of the Hilo Railroad which began in 1899 and lasted until 1946. ... more info

National Parks & Natural Wonders

  • Mount Kilauea
    The world's most active volcano has been continually erupting since January 3, 1983. more info  map

  • Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park
    P.O. Box 129, Big Island, HI 96726
    Located in Honaunau
    808-328-2326, This 180 acre national historic park was established in 1961 and was once a place of refuge and healing for Kapu breakers, criminals, and prisoners of war who escaped... more info

Parks, Gardens & Zoos

  • Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
    27-717 Old Mamalahoa Highway, Hilo, HI 96781
    Located 8.5 Miles North of Hilo off Highway 19
    808-964-5233, Acclaimed by visitors to be one of the most beautiful areas in Hawaii, this spectacular nature preserve and sanctuary is nestled beside Onomea Bay on the Hamakua Coast. ... more info

  • Waterfalls Rainforest & Gardens
    P.O. Box 411, Big Island, HI 96728
    Located on Highway 19 in Honomu
    808-963-5427, The largest botanical gardens in Hawaii, there are over 5,000 species of plants located in these spectacular gardens and visitors are given a map of the gardens where... more info

Tours & Cruises

  • Captain Dan McSweeney's Whale Watching Adventures
    P.O. Box Box 139, Big Island, HI 96725
    Located at Honokohau Harbor
    808-322-0028, This tour company offers whale watching trips to find migratory humpbacks that are only seen from December through April plus offers tours where you will see six other... more info

  • Kapohokine Hawaii Adventure Tours
    28-1177 Old Railroad Way, Pepeekeo, HI 96783
    Kapohokine Adventures offers volcano and helicopter tours of the Big Island of Hawaii. Tours depart from Hilo, Kona, and Waikoloa daily. more info  map

  • Safari Helicopters
    Commuter Terminal, Hilo Airport
    808-969-1259, Take a tour in one of these air-conditioned helicopters with panoramic viewing.  more info

  • Top of Waipio
    P.O. Box 5045, Big Island, HI 96727
    Located on Highway 240 in Kukuihaele
    808-775-1007, This adventure company offers an array of activities including hiking tours, horseback riding, 4X4 and ATV tours, and historic tours in and around the pristine area of... more info

  • Volcano Heli-Tours
    P.O. Box 626, Volcano, HI808-967-7578, The only helicopter company that departs from the volcano area, this helicopter company offers scenic tours that take you over the lava lake and to the ocean. ... more info


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