Big Island, Hawaii
Population: 185,079

The Big Island, a.k.a. Hawai'i proper, is the largest and most southern Hawaiian island. At 4,000+ square miles (93 miles across), it's unlike any other Hawaiian island that can easily be driven around in one day. No, the island is vast and you'll want to take your time exploring the varied terrain - it ranges from the lush greenery you'd expect to a veritable moonscape topography. The world's tallest mountain, Mauna Kea, can be found here along with the world's largest telescope. This is worth a trip as the height combined with minimal light pollution mean you can see 90% of stars visible from earth. Hot dog! Mauna Loa is one of the active volcanoes located in Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park and is also worth a visit but bundle up as this part of the island is cold and windy.

Popular Big Island, Hawaii Tourist Attractions
Akaka Falls
Lava Covered Road
Papakolea Green Sand Beach
Punaluu Black Sand Beach
Pu'uhonua O Honaunau
Rainbow Falls
Thurston Lava Tube
Umauma Falls
Volcanoes National Park
Big Island, Hawaii Tourist Attractions
Akaka Falls
Anaehoomalu Bay
Anna Ranch Heritage Center
Dolphin Quest
Giant Cowboy Boot
Hapuna Beach
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
Historic Kailua Village
Honokohau Harbor Beach
Hulihee Palace
Kahaluu Beach Park
Kamaee Falls
Kaumana Caves
Kehena Black Sand Beach
Kekaha Kai State Park
Kona Coffee Living History Farm
Laupahoehoe Train Museum
Lava Covered Road
Leleiwi Beach Park
Liliuokalani Gardens
Lyman Museum
Mauna Kea Beach
Mauna Kea Summit
Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Visitor Center
Nani Mau Gardens
Ocean Rider Seahorse Farm
Pacific Tsunami Museum
Palace Theatre
Panaewa Rainforest Zoo and Gardens
Papakolea Green Sand Beach
Pololu Valley Lookout
Pu'uhonua O Honaunau
Pua Mau Place
Punaluu Black Sand Beach

Puukohola Heiau National Historic Site
Rainbow Falls
Sadie Seymour Botanical Garden
Star of the Sea Painted Church
Steamvent Guesthouse
Thomas A. Jaggar Museum
Thurston Lava Tube
Tiny St. Peter's Catholic Church
Turtles at Honaunau Bay
Umauma Falls
Volcanoes National Park
Waikaumalo Park
Waikola Petroglyph Preserve
Waipio Valley Lookout
White Sands Beach
Wood Valley Temple
World Botanical Gardens

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