The visitor center is open from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm every day of the week. Stop by the center to receive an orientation to the park, ask some questions or to browse the selection of Hawaiian books, videos, and unique hand made craft items available for sale.
For children from 7 to 12 years old, Junior Ranger programs are available. Ask a park ranger at the visitor center for a copy of the junior ranger activity booklet, follow the instructions and complete the activity booklet. Present the completed booklet to a ranger and earn a junior ranger badge.
Did You Know?
Did you know that the area east of the Keone'ele Cove known as Kauwalomālie was the location of a historic and fateful meeting, in 1782, between Kamehameha and his cousin Kīwala‘ō? At the time, Kīwala'ō was the ruling heir to the kingdom following the death of his father Kalani'ōpu‘u. According to traditional accounts, it was during an awa ceremony when Kīwala'ō passed the awa prepared by Kamehameha to one of his favorite chiefs, instead of honoring Kamehameha with the first drink. This event set the stage for the power struggle that ensued between them.