Prince Kuhio Park


Dedicated to the memory of Prince Jonah Kuhio (1871-1922), the Territory of Hawaii’s first delegate to the US Congress, this landscaped park holds little to see but lava foundations. They mark the ruins of an ancient Hawaiian heiau (temple) and fishpond.

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