Nps gov havo puuhonua o honaunau national historical park. Each of these unique sites has been established to preserve and showcase hawaii s rich history culture and remarkable natural features.
The first and largest of the big island s national parks hawaii volcanoes national park remains its most visited welcoming more than 2 5 million visitors annually.
Big island hawaii national parks. Parks of the hawaii big island region in hawaii. National parks in hawaii and national historic sites. Kaloko honokohau national historical park an educational and culturally relevant site offering a glimpse of ancient hawaiian life.
It also boasts the highest number of national parks in the state. While the main island of hawaii or also known as the big island may be known for its beaches and coffee plantations there are also some national park sites worth visiting and a couple of them have the best places to spot green sea turtles. Of 8 national parks in hawaii a whopping five are found on the big island.
National historic trail ala kahakai the island of hawaii hi. Kona area state national parks page. Top island of hawaii national parks.
Kaloko honokohau national historical park. See reviews and photos of national parks in island of hawaii hawaii on tripadvisor. Featuring city of refuge national historical park hawaii volcanoes national park akaka falls state park mackenzie state park manuka state park wailoa river state park lava tree state park.
Hwy 19 kailua kona hi 96740 website. Next to those we also host 14 state parks and a 175 mile 282 km national historic trail. Established in 2000 for the preservation protection and interpretation of traditional native hawaiian culture and natural resources ala kahakai national historic trail is a 175 mile corridor and trail network of cultural and historical significance.
If you re visiting kona hawaii here are the kona area national and state parks you should see to gain a taste of hawaii s culture and unique natural wonders. Aptly named the big island the island of hawai i is the youngest and biggest island in the hawaiian island chain. Whether the big island is the only island you ll visit or it s your first stop while you re island hopping there is a diversity of landscapes and habitats on the.
The big island is a place with incredible natural beauty and a rich cultural history and we are not surprised that 4 out of 5 of the national parks in hawaii are on our island. An educational and culturally relevant site kaloko honokohau national historical park offers guests a. Kona area national and state parks overview.
If you re planning a trip to the big island here are the parks you should experience to gain a taste of hawaiian culture and historical perspective during your stay. Hawaii volcanoes national park.