Puukohola Heiau Historic Site
Kawaihae Road, Kawaihae, Big Island, Hawaii

Stand in the chilling spot where prisoners of war were sacrificed to the Hawaiian ancient war god Kūkaʻilimoku during a fierce campaign to unite the islands under the rule of Kamehameha I. The gigantic sacrificial temple at Puukohola Heiau (“temple on the Hill”) stands at 224 by 100 feet and was built entirely by hand and without mortar. To deliver the building material to the site, a human chain stretched 14 miles to Pololū Valley and stones were passed from hand to hand. Now a national park, the site offers plenty of activities for both young and old like guided tours, whale watching, camping, arts and crafts, a museum, open-air movie screenings and much more.

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Historic Kailua Village
Honokohau Harbor Beach
Hulihee Palace
Kahaluu Beach Park
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Lyman Museum
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Mauna Kea Summit
Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Visitor Center
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Palace Theatre
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Pololu Valley Lookout
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Pua Mau Place
Punaluu Black Sand Beach

Puukohola Heiau National Historic Site
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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
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