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Things to do in Hilo

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There’s never a shortage of things to do in Hilo. You can stroll through this charming “city of rainbows,” visit galleries, quaint restaurants, local boutiques, and cultural centers like the Pacific Tsunami Museum or the Imiloa Astronomy Center. Then again, you can relax and enjoy the area’s beaches and waterways, almost always decorated with vibrant rainbows. The list, of course, goes on and on. Find countless things to do in Hilo below:


  • (808) 756-7745


    Ahiu Hawaii

    Come explore Hawaii's adventures by getting up close and personal to lava. Enjoy a swim in Hawaii's rivers, hunt wild boar, eat "ono" Hawaiian food, and fish in Hawaii's beautiful ocean. Want to experience Hawaii? Come to Ahiu Hawaii and we'll take you there!
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  • (808) 339-0921
    98 Apapane Rd
    Hilo, HI 96720
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    Arnott's Lodge & Hiking Adventures

    Budget to deluxe no frill accommodations and tours. Tent space, dorm, shared bath & private bath, also family suites. Our adventure to the summit of Mauna Kea are rated among world's best along with other eco-adventures such as Volcano National Park and Valleys and Waterfall Adventures.
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  • (808) 934-9199


    Bikevolcano.com, Inc.

    Bikevolcano.com offers guided bicycle tours of Kilauea Volcano: 1)Bike Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Full Day Adventure; 2)Summit Tour Special; 3)Bike to Pele Active Lava Flow Adventure; 4) Fly, Bike,& Volcano tour. Bike Down an Active Volcano!!!
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  • (808) 959-3535


    Green Point Nurseries, Inc.

    Green Point Nurseries, Inc. is a Hawaii grower/shipper/wholesaler providing services with Hawaiian tropical floral products in Hawaii, and for export.
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  • (808) 964-5233
    Four Mile Scenic Route
    Papaikou, HI 96781
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    Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden

    Often acclaimed as the most beautiful area in Hawaii, this garden is a photographer’s and nature lover’s paradise. Featuring over 2,500 species of tropical plants from around the globe, an orchid garden, macaw aviary and oceanfront walk.
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  • (808) 969-9703
    Nowelo St
    Hilo, HI 96720
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    Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawaii

    The 'Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawaii offers an immersive Hawaiian journey through time and space, with interactive exhibits, a leading-edge full-dome planetarium, award-winning landscape of native Hawaiian Plants, and a Resaurant with views of Hilo Bay.
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    Lava Ocean Adventures

    Lava Ocean Tours is best known for heating you up on Hawaii Volcano Tours & Lava Tours in Hawaii featuring Lava Boat Tours, Volcano Boat Tours and Hawaii Lava Hikes. Now we can also cool you off on a Hilo Waterfall & Wildlife tour of the Hamakua Coast from the ocean, go Big Island Fishing to get hook on a adventure, explore the underwater world on a Hilo SCUBA dive or let us assist your group on a private excursion. 808.966.4200
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  • (808) 935-5021
    276 Haili Street
    Hilo, HI 96720
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    Lyman Mission House And Museum

    This Smithsonian-affiliated Lyman Museum tells the story of Hawaii’s islands and people. Exhibits trace Hawaii’s history from its volcanic origins and the flora and fauna that arrived before humans to life in ancient Hawaii and the immigrant groups that helped shape Hawaii’s unique culture of today. The story of missionary life in 19th century Hawaii is told on tours of the historic 1839 Mission House.
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  • (808) 982-6562
    One Macadamia Rd
    Hilo, HI 96720
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    Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Factory & Visitors Center

    Retail, wholesale supplier macadamia nuts, gift baskets, incentive, corporate gifts. Visitor Center, samples, free.
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  • (808) 959-3500
    421 Makalika Street
    Hilo, HI 96720
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    Nani Mau Gardens

    Located 3 miles from Hilo on the magnificent Big Island of Hawaii, Nani Mau Gardens showcases 53 acres of gorgeous tropical flowers and plants. "Nani Mau" which translates as "forever beautiful" in Hawaiian is a perfect name for this beautiful garden that first opened to the public in 1972.
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  • (808) 935-0926
    130 Kamehameha Avenue
    Hilo, HI 96720
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    Pacific Tsunami Museum

    The museum provides interactive exhibits, documentaries, and docents to explain the tsunami phenomenon and how it affects us in Hawaii, and particularly in Hilo which is dubbed the "Tsunami Capital."
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  • (808) 878-8400
    28-1710 Honomu Rd.
    Honomu, HI 96728
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    Skyline Eco-Adventures Akaka Falls

    The Newest Big Island Zipline Tour- Cascading nearly 250 ft., one of the World's most spectacular waterfalls passes under your feet as you glide effortlessly through the air.
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