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Anna Ranch Photo Anna Ranch Heritage Center

When visitors step into this piece of history, Anna's collections convey immediately the vibrant personality and boundless energy that made Anna Perry-Fiske a woman ahead of her time.

65-1480 Kawaihae Road, Kamuela, Hawaii 96743

• 808-885-4426
Onizuka Space Center Photo Astronaut Ellison S. Onizuka Space Center

The space center is an educational facility dedicated to the memory of Hawaii’s first astronaut who perished aboard the Challenger Mission in 1986.

Keahole-Kona International Airport, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

• 808-329-3441
East Hawaii Cultural Center Photo East Hawaii Cultural Center

The Center's facilities include three public galleries, which host local, national and international invitational art exhibits.

141 Kalakaua Street, Hilo, Hawaii  96720    

• 808-961-5711   

No Photo Available Episcopal Church of the Holy Apostles

Choral Eucharist at 9 AM Sundays. Multi-cultural Mass at 5:30 PM Sundays with Gospel read in English,Spanish and Ilokano.

1407 Kapiolani Street, Hilo, Hawaii 96720

• 808-935-5545
Hilo Art Museum Photo Hilo Art Museum

Bringing art from around the world to the people of Hawai'i, and art from Hawai'i to people around the world.

1266 Kamehameha Avenue, Hilo, Hawaii 96720

• 808-961-1426
Hulihee Palace Museum Photo Hulihee Palace Museum

Guided tours are given frequently throughout the day and self guided tour brochures are available in English, Japanese, Danish, and German.

75-5718 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 96740

• 808-329-1877
Imiloa Astonomy Center Photo Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawaii

Imiloa Astronomy Center provides a unique experience for visitors, students, and families seeking to explore the connections between Hawaiian cultural traditions and the science of astronomy.

600 Imiloa Place, Hilo, Hawaii 96720

• 808-969-9700
Jaggar Museum Photo Jaggar Museum

A museum on volcanology with displays of equipment used by scientists to study the volcano, working seismographs, and an exhibit of clothing and gear from scientists who got a bit too close to lava.

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

• 808-985-6000
Kahilu Theater Photo Kahilu Theatre

Responsive to cultural needs of the community, the Kahilu Theatre provides a home for the presentation, support, education and promotion of the performing arts.

67-1186 Lindsey Road, Kamuela, Hawaii 96743

• 808- 885-6868
Kamuela Museum Photo Kamuela Museum

A Magical Place on the Big Island of Hawaii.

Kamuela, Hawaii 96743

• 808-885-4724
Kona Historical Society Photo Kona Historical Society

The Kona Historical Society maintains two historic sites, a research archive, and provides public history programs through its off-road tours, lectures, living history programs and historic preservation.

• 808-323-3222
Lapakahi State Park Photo Lapakahi State Historical Park

Lapakahi State Historical Park is the archaeological site of the remains of a traditional Hawaiian fishing community.

Akoni Pule Highway, North Kohala, Hawaii

• 808-882-6207
Reservations required for guided tours, call 808-889-7133.
Laupahoehoe Train Museum Photo Laupahoehoe Train Museum

Our purpose is to honor the colorful history of the Hilo Railroad, which began in 1899 and lasted to 1946, when railroad tracks and facilities were irreparably damaged by a devastating tidal wave.

36-2377 Mamalahoa Highway, Laupahoehoe, Hawaii 96764

• 808-962-6300
Lyman Museum Photo Lyman Museum and Mission House

The Lyman Museum houses two major exhibit galleries, the Shipman Gallery of Chinese Art, a Special Exhibits Gallery, a gift shop and over 26,000 volumes, documents and historic photos of Hawaii.

276 Haili Street, Hilo, Hawaii 96720

Phone 808-935-5021
Pacific Tsunami Museum Photo Pacific Tsunami Museum

The Pacific Tsunami Museum in down-town Hilo, has extended its walls into the community, and is pleased to announce the first self-guided walking and driving tours of historical tsunami sites in the world.

130 Kamehameha Avenue, Hilo, Hawaii 96720

• 808-935-0926
Palace Theater Photo Palace Theater

Historic theater offering concerts, live theater, fine films and special events.

38 Haili Street, Hilo, Hawaii 96720

• 808-934-7777 or 808-934-7010
Papahanaumokuakea Marine Discovery Center Photo Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument
Discovery Center

Interactive displays, engaging three-dimensional models, a 2,500-gallon salt-water aquarium and immersive theater allow the visitor to experience the wonder and majesty of this special ocean region...

Hilo, Hawaii

• 808-933-8195
Parker Ranch Photo Parker Ranch

The Parker Ranch story is a road from Hawaiian history to modern day life in Hawaii. Parker Ranch offers activities and events, which give insight into life on Hawaii.

67-1435 Mamalahoa Highway, Kamuela, Hawaii 96743

• 808-885-5433
Puuhonua National Park Photo

Puuhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park

This park continues as a sanctuary for visitors seeking a peaceful place and as a safe haven for all of the native wildlife living here.

• 808-328-2288 or 808-328-2326

Puukohola Heiau Photo Puukohola Heiau National Historic Site

Built between 1790-91 by Kamehameha I, Pu'ukohola Heiau displays the skill of chiefs, men, women, and children under the astute leadership of Kamehameha I.

• 808-882-7218 ext. 2
Volcano Art Center Photo Volcano Art Center

Our mission is to promote, develop, and perpetuate the artistic and cultural heritage of Hawai'i's people and environment through activities in the visual, literary, and performing arts.

Summit of Kilauea, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

• 808-967-7565 or 866-967-7565
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