Near Kilauea Road 1.8 miles north of Hawaii Route 56.
May the glimmer of both this historic lighthouse, guiding ships to safe harbor, and the legacy of Senator Daniel K. Inouye, illuminating the voices of Hawaii citizens, always continue to serve as beacons of hope.
'Ike vision, Lawelawe . . . — — Map (db m65776) HM
On Waikomo Road south of Koloa Road, on the right when traveling south.
Buddhist temples provided Japanese immigrants a place to worship, study their language, learn martial arts and participate in social events. This Jodo Mission used a specialist in temple architecture from Japan to build the large temple’s interior. . . . — — Map (db m13007) HM
On Poipu Road (Hawaii Route 520) south of Koloa Road (Hawaii Route 530), on the left when traveling south.
Kōloa Missionary Church sanctuary is part of a homestead once owned by Dr. James W. Smith, a medical missionary. In 1842, he began a practice of over 40 years, later becoming an ordained minister at The Church at Kōloa. His grandson, Dr. . . . — — Map (db m13023) HM
On Maluhia Road (Hawaii Route 520) at Koloa Road (Hawaii Route 530), on the right when traveling south on Maluhia Road.
The Beginning. Near this site, on September 12, 1835, William Hooper began clearing 12 acres of land to plant sugar cane. The land was part of 980 acres leased by Hooper’s employer, Ladd & Co. of Honolulu. The land was leased from King . . . — — Map (db m18760) HM
On Koloa Road (Hawaii Route 530) west of Maluhia Road (Hawaii Route 520), on the right when traveling south.
Built at the turn of the 20th century, The Yamamoto Building functioned at various times as a plantation camp store and general store with service station. Behind it, the Kōloa Hotel offered rooms to traveling salesmen and actors. The o-furo, . . . — — Map (db m13010) HM
On Hoonani Road east of Lawai Road, on the right when traveling east.
In the mid 1800s, Kōloa Landing was the third largest whaling port in all of Hawai‘i and the only port of entry for foreign goods. The sugar industry increased its use until 1912, when better facilities became available. Up to 60 ships a year . . . — — Map (db m12787) HM
On Poipu Road east of the Poipu Road traffic circle, on the left when traveling east.
Lava rock walls near Hapa Road signify Hawaiian habitation ca. 1200 A.D., while the road dates to the late 1880s. Nearby tracks once held trains hauling cane to Kōloa Plantation for milling. Hapa Road served as a supply and emergency evacuation . . . — — Map (db m12866) HM
Near Pe‘e Road south of Poipu Road, on the left when traveling south.
Stone and coral tools found a Keoneloa Bay , or long sand, helped arcaeologists determine that early Hawaiians used the area between 200 and 600 A.D. as a temporary fishing camp. Later Hawaiians left remnants of heiau, or temples, and ahu, or . . . — — Map (db m12806) HM
Near Poipu Road east of the Poipu Road traffic circle, on the right when traveling east.
The walled heiau (temple) that once stood here was 130 feet by 90 feet; dedicated to Kāne, a major god of Hawai‘i, Hulokoki, a bird god, Kū-hai-moana and Ka-moho-ali‘i, two shark gods. Three hala-lihilihi-‘ula trees situated on the outside . . . — — Map (db m12803) HM
Near Ainako Street south of Poipu Road, on the right when traveling south.
The eastern sand dunes of Makawehi, calm face, and Pā‘ā, hard rock, yield fossilized plant roots, bird bones, crab claws and other treasures. Prior to extensive wave erosion, this prominent limestone ridge extended across Keoneloa Bay. . . . — — Map (db m12859) HM
Near Hoonani Road east of Kapilli Road, on the left when traveling east.
What began as a hobby garden by the Kōloa Plantation manager’s wife became celebrated as one of the world’s best of its kind. Numerous cactus planted in the 1930s thrived in the arid, rocky soil here. Many escaped to surrounding areas to become . . . — — Map (db m12797) HM
On Hoone Road at Ho‘owilli Road, on the left when traveling east on Hoone Road.
Abundant, easy-to-view marine life in calm waters is a major attraction at Po‘ipū Beach. The endangered native Hawaiian Monk seal and threatened Green sea turtle are frequent visitors. From November through May, the endangered Humpback whale . . . — — Map (db m12805) HM
On Lawai Road south of the traffic circle on Poipu Road (Hawaii Route 520), on the right when traveling west.
Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalaniana‘ole was born in a grass hut near this spot to Princess Kinoike Kekaulike and High Chief David Kahalepouli Pi‘ikoi. He became a delagate to U.S. Congress after Hawai‘i became a Territory in 1900, serving for 19 . . . — — Map (db m12778) HM
On Ala Kinolike Highway north of Poipu Road, on the right when traveling north.
More than 5 million years ago, a hotspot in the earth spewed lava upward to form the volcanic mountain island of Kaua‘i. Nearby Hā‘upu Ridge and Mountain contain some of the oldest geologic formations. Look for the youngest volcanic cones, such . . . — — Map (db m12864) HM
Near Pe‘e Road south of Poipu Road, on the left when traveling south.
The bay before you—named Keoneloa (or ‘the long sand’)—is the site of one of the oldest known Hawaiian occupation on Kaua‘i, a temporary fishing camp, dating to A.D. 220–660.
The Hawaiians divided each island into . . . — — Map (db m12807) HM
On Lawai Road south of the traffic circle on Poipu Road (Hawaii Route 520), on the left when traveling west.
Spouting Horn Park was called puhi, or blowhole, by early Hawaiians. Legends tell of a huge mo‘o, or lizard, caught in this puhi, which was formed when waves eroded softer, underlying rocks and wore through the harder top rock. Water rushing into . . . — — Map (db m12764) HM
Near Ka Haka Road 2.2 miles north of Hawaii Route 56.
You are now standing at what was – for a few months in 1816 and 1817 – the site of a Russian fort named for the Emperor Alexander. How a fort came to be built here, what became of it, and how this part of Kaua'i later got the name . . . — — Map (db m65811) HM
In 1942, Albert S. Morgan, Sr. a native Hawaiian, married Helen Farias and raised five children. The family lived in the community of Wailua where Mr. Morgan served a term as president of the Wailua House Lots Community Association.
As the . . . — — Map (db m40453) HM
Near Old Puako Road near Hapuna Beach Road, on the right when traveling south.
The second AM Trac BN., U.S. Marines established Camp Henry C. Drewes on this site; here trained until May, 1944
Here we rested from battle...
Prepared for another...
And prayed for peace.
Seal at center: . . . — — Map (db m110378) HM
On Hawaii Route 50 at Panako Road, on the right when traveling west on State Route 50.
In January, 1778, two ships under the command of British navigator Captain James Cook sighted the northwest coast of O'ahu. The next day they cruised from Maha'ulepu to Waimea Bay on Kaua'i where they set anchor. Acquainted with the Tahitian . . . — — Map (db m65777) HM
On Daniel K. Inouye Highway (Saddle Road) (Route 200 at milepost 27) near Mauna Kea Access Road, on the left when traveling east.
Traditional native uses of the Humu'ula area included bird catching and, at much higher elevations, adze quarrying. They were replaced by sandalwood harvesting and hunting wild cattle, and ultimately ranching and astronomy. Over time, travelers . . . — — Map (db m110792) HM
On Daniel K. Inouye Highway (Saddle Road) (Hawaii Route 200 at milepost 28) at Mauna Kea Access Road, on the right when traveling east on Daniel K. Inouye Highway (Saddle Road).
Sheep raising became economically important within the interior of Hawai'i during the second half of the nineteenth century. In the 1860s, the Waimea Grazing and Agricultural Company established a station for sheep at Humu'ula. By 1873 it had a . . . — — Map (db m110787) HM
On Menehune Road north of Hawaii Highway 50, on the left when traveling north.
The row of hewn stone along the inner side of the road is a remnant of one wall of a water-course which is said to have been made by the MENEHUNES (Hawaiian dwarves or Brownies)
The stones were brought from Mokihana
There is an old saying: . . . — — Map (db m27646) HM
On Daniel K. Inouye Highway (Saddle Road) (Route 200 at milepost 28) at Mauna Kea Access Road, on the right when traveling east on Daniel K. Inouye Highway (Saddle Road).
What is a kīpuka?
Pu'uhuluhulu, a 500-year old patter cone, is a kīpuka ( an older oasis within a newer lava flow). It preserves native plants and acts as a seed bank to revegetate the more recent lava flows that surround it. . . . — — Map (db m110790) HM
On Hawaii Route 50 at Waimea River, on the left when traveling west on State Route 50.
Fort Elizabeth was one of three Russian Forts partially built between 1815 and 1817 on the island of Kauai. Fort Alexander and Fort Barclay were built near the mouths of the Hanalei River on the north shore of Kauai while Fort . . . — — Map (db m65778) HM
The landscape of Haleakala National Park rises from a lush valley beneath a waterfall at sea level to a red desert of cinder cones here at the volcanic summit of Haleakala. An astounding array of climates and life zones lies in between. Yet the . . . — — Map (db m62199) HM
Kipahulu-Founded 1864-We welcome visitors to this historic, missionary church in Kipahulu. Out of respect for church members, relatives & descendants of those buried in the graveyard, we ask that you treat this religious site with reverence & care. — — Map (db m71842) HM
The landscape of Haleakala National Park rises from a lush valley beneath a waterfall at sea level to a red desert of cinder cones here at the volcanic summit of Haleakala. An astounding array of climates and life zones lies in between. Yet the . . . — — Map (db m71753) HM
The Nene is a native Hawaiian Goose that lives in the wild on the islands of Hawaii and Maui. This rare State bird is believed to have descended from the Canada Goose, and isolated on these islands for thousands of years, it has evolved into a . . . — — Map (db m71754) HM
The trail climbs to the top of a volcanic cinder cone for views of the Haleakala Wilderness Area and the highest peaks of the Big Island. At first glance the trail environment seems nothing but barren rock. Yet these rocks are living habitat for . . . — — Map (db m71765) HM
This ranch wall stacked stone by stone in the late 1800s, represents an investment in the land. Stretching for two miles, it guided cattle through the harsh landscape of Haleakala to pasture lands on the east and west sides of Maui. The ranching era . . . — — Map (db m71762) HM
The Hawaiian Islands are very isolated. Colonizing species arrived, against overwhelming odds, by wind, waves, or wings as a small group or flock, or even just a single individual. A species survival depended upon ability to find suitable food and . . . — — Map (db m71756) HM
On Honoapiilani Highwary (Route 30), on the right when traveling east.
This monument commemorates the arrival of the Norwegian barque Beta which dropped anchor near this spot on February 18, 1881, and of her sister ship Musca, which arrived in Honolulu May 13, 1881. They brought more than six hundred . . . — — Map (db m73188) HM
A heiau is a Hawaiian religious structure which centralized the ceremonies and rituals of old Hawaii. The construction of a heiau was directed by the highest chiefs or alii and required a great expenditure of organized labor. The ceremonies and . . . — — Map (db m71864) HM
Near Iao Valley Road (Hawaii Route 32) when traveling west.
Commonly called ʻĪao Needle, the traditional Hawaiian name for this 2,250 foot high peak is Kūka‘emoku. This peak is known as the phallic stone of Kanaloa, Hawaiian god of the ocean.
During periods of warfare, the peak was . . . — — Map (db m31540) HM
Navigators! Visually, the open ocean is a featureless environment. This makes it difficult to use sight for navigation. Hammerhead sharks can travel vast distances across the ocean by detecting electromagnetic fields around the Earth. . . . — — Map (db m71861) HM
In the distant future, when our descendants ask, tell them here lies the first altar made by Korean American Christians.
Today, when more than three thousand Korean churches in America, along with their members ask, tell them you all are . . . — — Map (db m73191) HM
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