Historical parks, sites and trails
Hawaiian history and culture is shared in the actual locations that shaped both at Pu’uhonua o Hōnaunau and Kaloko-Honokōhau National Historical Parks, Pu’ukoholā Heiau National Historic Site, the Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail, and Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park on Hawai’i Island; Haleakalā National Park on Maui; and Kalaupapa National Historical Park on Moloka’i. Visit www.nps.gov/state/hi/index.htm
See the Pacific Rim come to Hawai’i at the Honolulu Festival and Pan-Pacific Festival. Two big annual O’ahu events welcoming to our Islands the arts, cuisine and cultures of Pacific Rim neighbors, while celebrating Hawai’i’s host culture and ethnic mix. Visit www.honolulufestival.com and www.pan-pacific-festival.com
The Monarchy-era structures of Downtown Honolulu
‘Iolani Palace, Kawaiaha’o Church, Hawai’i Mission Houses and Ali’iōlani Hale (home of the King Kamehameha V Judiciary History Center) were constructed when Hawaiian royalty governed island life. Today, each is a window into its era and Hawai’i’s history. See www.iolanipalace.org, www.missionhouses.org, www.kawaiahao.org and www.jhchawaii.net
The paniolo (Hawaiian cowboy) town is home to a heritage center and working ranches ready to share Hawai’i Island’s fascinating and longtime place in U.S. ranching history.