Kamehameha the Great Statue
The Kohala Institute manages some 2400 acres that are part of a traditional tract of land known as ʻIole. This community organization...
Kamehameha Park & Golf Learning Center
This county park includes a huge pool (call for schedule updates), tennis courts, gym with basketball courts and weight room, and...
Kapaʻau native Kenji Yokoyama (1931–2004) is remembered for his seashell 'art.' An avid free diver and constant recycler and repairer,...
Pleasantly low-key, this owner-run cafe is friendly to the point that it positively radiates aloha. Nambu serves freshly made salads and...
Kamehameha the Great Statue information
The statue on the front lawn of the North Kohala Civic Center has a famous twin in Honolulu, standing across from Iolani Palace. The Kapaʻau one was the original, constructed in 1880 in Florence, Italy, by American sculptor Thomas Gould. When the ship delivering it sank off the Falkland Islands, a duplicate statue was cast from the original mold and erected in downtown Honolulu in 1883. Later the sunken statue was recovered and sent here, Kamehameha's childhood home.