Attractions

Temple in Koloa

Koloa Jodo Mission

Serving the local Japanese community for more than a century, this sect of Buddhism practices a form of chanting meditation. The temple on the left is the original, which dates to 1910, while the larger temple on th…
Museum in Koloa

Koloa History Center

This tiny open-air museum traces the town’s history through old photos and historic artifacts such as old barber chairs and kerosene dispensers, plows, yolks, saws and sewing machines. In effect, the entire town is …
Church in Koloa

St Raphael's Catholic Church

Kauaʻi’s oldest Catholic church is the burial site of some of Hawaii’s first Portuguese immigrants. The original 1854 church was made of lava rock and coral mortar with walls 3ft thick – a type of construction visib…
Historic Site in Koloa

Sugar Monument (Old Mill)

The sugar industry, once Hawaii’s largest, began here in 1835. This memorial stands on the site of the first mill. There’s little left besides a foundation, an old stone chimney and a bronze sculpture depicting the …