Kamehameha the Great Statue
Kapaʻau native Kenji Yokoyama (1931–2004) is remembered for his seashell 'art.' An avid free diver and constant recycler and repairer,...
According to legend, Kamehameha carried this rock uphill from the beach to demonstrate his prodigious strength. Much later, when a road...
Big Island Eco Adventures
The forest wilderness near Pololu Valley is a perfect setting for zipping, which you do eight times on this excellent tour, which also...
Fill up on burgers, sandwiches and plate lunches including mahimahi, Korean chicken and the house specialty, roast pork.
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 second statue was then cast from the original mold. The duplicate statue arrived at the Islands in 1883 and took its place in downtown Honolulu. Later the sunken statue was recovered from the ocean floor and sent here, to Kamehameha's childhood home.