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Kualoa Ranch & Mokoli’i in the Kaʻaʻawa Valley

Kualoa Ranch & Mokoli’i in the Kaʻaʻawa Valley

Kualoa Ranch owns the Kaʻaʻawa Valley, commonly known as Kualoa Valley in Honolulu County. The ranch was given its name in 1927. Kualoa in Hawai’ian means “long, large back”. Some say the name is descriptive of its mountain peaks and beautiful valleys, but according...

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Polynesian Cultural Center Hawaii: A Popular Attraction

Polynesian Cultural Center Hawaii: A Popular Attraction

The Polynesian Cultural Center is ranked as Hawai’i’s number one visitor attraction. Owned by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, this 42 acre Polynesian-themed park is set on the North Shore of Oʻahu.   Performers demonstrate various arts and crafts...

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Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden on Oahu

Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden on Oahu

[wonderplugin_audio id=”8″]   Ho’omaluhia, meaning “peaceful refuge” in Hawai’ian, is Honolulu’s largest botanical garden. Nestled at the base of the majestic Ko`olau Mountains, the garden was established in 1982. Not unlike the North Shore...

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Manoa Falls Trail: One of the Most Popular Hikes in Oahu

Manoa Falls Trail: One of the Most Popular Hikes in Oahu

The Manoa Falls trail is one of the most popular hikes in the Honolulu area. This may be partially because it’s easy to get to the entrance by car or the bus from Waikiki. It’s also a fairly easy hike, about a 45 – 60 minute walk up the mountain to the falls. The...

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Makapu’u Lookout & Rabbit Island: A Must See!

Makapu’u Lookout & Rabbit Island: A Must See!

Makapu’u Point Lookout is the easternmost point on Oʻahu. It is the remnant of a ridge that rises 647 feet (197 m) above the sea. Makapu’u Point State Wayside Park is a 38 acre area that includes Makapu’u Head and the Makapu’u Point lighthouse....

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Valley of the Temples Memorial Park

Valley of the Temples Memorial Park

Valley of the Temples Memorial Park is located on the Windward (eastern) side of Oʻahu at the foot of the Ko’olau Mountains. Thousands of people from several faiths including Buddhism, Shintoism, Protestantism, and Catholicism are buried here.   Byodo-in...

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