"Endless is the good that I have given you to enjoy."--Kamehameha I

How many places in America can you walk in the footsteps of a king? Where else has a stranded sailor risen up to become a great chief over an entire island? Where else can you experience the culminating event of a people, foretold from centuries past? And where else can you stand on a beach and watch as sharks pass over a submerged temple? Experience all this & much more only at Pu`ukohola Heiau!

Features

Men drumming during the park's cultural festival.

Follow the Park on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube...

Follow the park on our social media sites for up-to-date photos, videos and event information from the park .

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Sharks!

Sharks!

Hale o Kapuni Heiau is a submerged temple once dedicated to the shark gods. Today, you can often observe sharks in the murky waters of Pelekane Bay.

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Attention Teachers!

Just for Teachers

Every year, Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site provides curriculum-based educational programs for school groups of all ages and class sizes.

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Warriors with spears at the Hawaiian Cultural Festival.

2015 Hawaiian Cultural Festival

Celebrate Hawaiian culture during the Ho`okuikahi I Pu'ukohola Heiau Establishment Day Hawaiian Cultural Festival on August 15-16, 2015

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Explore Our Island!

Explore Our Island!

Volcanoes, petroglyphs, astronomical observatories...Hawai'i Island has it all! Here are some places you should visit when you are on the Island:

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Activities for Keiki (Children)

Keiki Activities

We offer a variety of programs for keiki (children). In addition to hands-on exhibits, we offer the popular Junior Ranger & Scout Ranger programs.

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Volunteer in YOUR Park!

Volunteer in YOUR Park!

Whether you wish to volunteer for an hour, a day, a week, or longer, there are opportunities for you to get involved as a volunteer in YOUR Park!

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Discover the Life of John Young!

Man Misses Boat, Becomes High Chief

John Young was one of the most influential figures in Hawaiian history. Stranded in Hawai'i in 1790, he became a trusted advisor to Kamehameha I.

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