Attractions

Gallery in Waimea (Kamuela)

Isaacs Art Center

Set in a meticulously relocated 1915 schoolhouse, this series of bright, charming galleries displays a diverse collection of local and international fine art. The permanent collection features mostly renowned late m…
Church in Waimea (Kamuela)

Church Row

Home to Christians, Buddhists and Mormons, Church Row is a living history of religious life on the island. There are several noteworthy, if humble, structures along this curved street, including the much-photographe…
Museum in Waimea (Kamuela)

Paniolo Heritage Center

The Paniolo Preservation Society is developing this museum at Pukalani Stables, where Parker Ranch once bred horses. It's a work-in-progress, currently housing a photo exhibit and a saddle-making operation. The real…
Park in Waimea (Kamuela)

Waimea Nature Park

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 plant restoration project. An excellent booklet on said plants …
Ranch in Waimea (Kamuela)

Parker Ranch

Once the nation's largest privately owned ranch, peaking at 250,000 acres. Throughout the years, the ranch has had to sell off parcels, including 24,000 acres to the US military in 2006. For all that, today it's the…
Church in Waimea (Kamuela)

Imiola Congregational Church

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, who arrived in 1832 and spent 54 years in Waimea. He wrote ma…
Observatory in Waimea (Kamuela)

WM Keck Observatory Office

The lobby of this working office is open to the public. See models of the twin 10m (33ft) Keck telescopes, fascinating photos and a telescope trained on Mauna Kea. Informative volunteers prep you for a trip to the M…
Farm Store in Waimea (Kamuela)

Rare Hawaiian Honey Company

This sales and tasting room specializes in locally produced 'white honey,' which resembles a pearlescent butter. It's not cheap (an 8oz jar costs $15 to $21), but it's tasty and genuinely rare: this bee butter comes…
Historic Site in Waimea (Kamuela)

Anna Ranch Heritage Center

The life and times of Hawaii's 'first lady of ranching,' Anna Leialoha Lindsey Perry-Fiske, are celebrated at this lovingly restored 14-room historic ranch house, which contains impressive koa furniture, Perry-Fiske…
Memorial in Waimea (Kamuela)

Hawaiian Cowboy Memorial

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 fac…