Hilo High School
Hosts the Big Island Hawaiian Music Festival in July.
Lyman House Memorial Museum
Compact yet comprehensive, this small museum encompasses the tremendous variety of Hawaii's natural and cultural history. The adjacent...
Houses the post office.
Hilo Town Tavern
This friendly neighborhood tavern has an outdoor area, a pool hall, and is pretty much the spot for the discerning Hilo resident looking...
Short N Sweet
Originally located in Hawi, pastry chef Maria Short now satisfies Hilo's sweet tooth. We dare you to resist her 'homemade Oreo' or...
Rainbow Falls information
A regular stop for tour buses, the lookout for this 'instant gratification' cascade is just steps from the parking lot. Depending on rainfall, the lovely 80ft waterfall can be a torrent or a trickle. Go in the morning and you'll see rainbows if the sun and mist cooperate. Waianuenue ('rainbow seen in water') is the Hawaiian name for these falls.
To get here, drive up Waianuenue Ave (veer right when it splits into Kaumana Dr) about 1.5 miles from downtown Hilo; follow the signage.