Wailoa Center & Wailoa River State Park
Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium
Home to the Hawaiʻi County Fair in September.
Waiakea Tsunami Memorial Clock
This clock marks a central town landmark.
For lap swimming, this Olympic-sized, open-air pool is generally uncrowded during the day. Call for opening hours.
Locals love this drive-in for its generous plate lunches and 20 rib-sticking varieties of loco moco, including fish and veggie burger...
Wailoa Center & Wailoa River State Park information
This eclectic, state-run gallery hosts a variety of monthly exhibits. You might find quilts, bonsai, Chinese watercolors or historical photos, all done by locals. Surrounding the center is a quiet state park on the Wailoa River.
The main park landmark is a 14ft, Italian-made bronze statue of Kamehameha the Great, erected in 1997 and restored with gold leaf in 2004. There is also a tsunami memorial and a Vietnam War memorial.