Modestly sized MKVIS packs a punch with astronomy and space-exploration videos and posters galore, and information about the mountain's history, ecology and geology. Budding scientists of all ages revel in the gift …
Advance state park camping permits are required. Nonresident fees are $18 per campsite for up to six people ($3 for each additional person), $50 per A-frame shelter and $80 to $90 per cabin.
The rural health clinic is your only 24-hour emergency hospital option between Kona and Hilo.
Unstaffed tourist information kiosk with brochures aplenty. Next door is a coin laundromat, ATM and hardware store selling some camping gear.
Located near the parking lot, this booth is staffed during daylight hours with a knowledgeable official who can answer questions about access to the valley.
Contains the Kohala Welcome Center and a veritable army of volunteers who are more than willing to give you tips on how to explore North Kohala.
The website for this nonprofit outfit is a clearing house for information on the Kohala agriculture and agritourism scene.
This Hilo shop can rent out strollers, booster seats, folding chairs and other gear aimed at babies, toddlers and kids.
If you buy a three-month nonresident library card ($10), you can use internet terminals for free and check out books.
General store and pharmacy open 24 hours. Also at Prince Kuhio Plaza.