Hawaii Island Top Sights and Attractions

Explore the top sights and attractions of Hawaii Island. From epic natural wonders in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to historic small towns like Hawi and Holualoa, learn about the special places that make Hawaii Island so unforgettable.

Akaka Falls State Park features two amazing waterfalls, Akaka Falls (442 feet) and Kahuna Falls (100 feet).
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Take a memorable drive from Hilo to the Waipio Valley Lookout to see scenic overlooks, waterfalls, botanical gardens and small towns.
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Spanning the summit of Maunaloa to the sea and home to Kilauea, one of the world’s most active volcanoes.
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Hawaii Island is youngest of the Hawaiian Islands, and also the largest, boasting more miles and climate zones than anywhere else in Hawaii. Strong and majestic, it offers an equally bold driving experience, from roadside stories that speak of a remarkable native culture to the infinite colors of nature’s paintbrush.
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Historic Kailua Village is a lively seaside town in the heart of Kona home to shopping, dining and important historic sites.
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The Keauhou resort area, just south of Historic Kailua Village in Kona, is where you can often spot manta rays and honu (Hawaiian green sea turtles).
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The Pololu Valley Lookout offers a breathtaking view overlooking Pololu Valley, a black sand beach and the northeastern coastline.
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Visit Puuhonua o Honaunau and learn about early Hawaiian history at this National Historic Park, historic place of refuge and former royal grounds.
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Part of the National Park System, this historic site is home to one of the largest and last heiau (temple) built in Hawaii.
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Recent updates on volcano activity in and around Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on Hawaii Island.
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Travel to the cool, green pastures of Waimea to discover paniolo (cowboy) country, as well as fine dining, shopping and culture.
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