Hawaiian Cowboy Memorial

Kohala & Waimea

This large bronze sculpture by Fred Fellows, a spirited symbol of paniolo (cowboy) culture, depicts Ikua Purdy, the Parker Ranch cowboy who won the World Steer Roping Championships in 1908. It's on Mamalahoa Hwy facing Starbucks in Parker Ranch Center.

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1. WM Keck Observatory Office

0.26 MILES

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2. Waimea Nature Park

0.29 MILES

Not to be confused with adjacent Waimea Park, this is a 10-acre green space in the center of town with picnic tables and free wi-fi. It's also a native…

3. Isaacs Art Center

0.34 MILES

Set in a meticulously relocated 1915 schoolhouse, this series of bright, charming galleries displays a diverse collection of local and international fine…

4. Church Row

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Home to Christians, Buddhists and Mormons, Church Row is a living history of religious life on the island. There are several noteworthy, if humble,…

5. Paniolo Heritage Center

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The Paniolo Preservation Society is developing this museum at Pukalani Stables, where Parker Ranch once bred horses. The exhibits are a little chaotic,…

6. Ke Ola Mau Loa Church

0.42 MILES

A much-photographed, historic Hawaiian church with an eye-catching green steeple. There are no set times when the church is open, although Sunday mornings…

7. Imiola Congregational Church

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Waimea's first Christian church originated as a grass hut in 1830 and was built entirely of koa in 1857. Here lies the grave of missionary Lorenzo Lyons,…

8. Parker Ranch

0.93 MILES

Once the nation's largest privately owned ranch, peaking at 250,000 acres, the Parker Ranch occupies a vital space in Waimea's history and development…