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Waimea Canyon on a Sunday

Waimea Canyon on Kauaʻi has been called “the Grand Canyon of the Pacific,” and after visiting this magical place it is easy to see why.  It is not as big as the Arizona canyon, but still impressive at 14 mile long, 1 mile wide and 3,600 feet deep. 217 more words

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Limahuli Garden & Preserve on a Saturday

Limahuli Garden & Preserve (National Tropical Botanical Garden) was founded in 1976 and in 1997 was named the best botanical garden in the United States by the American Horticultural Society.   263 more words

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North Kauaʻi Caves on a Saturday

From Hā’ena Beach Park into Hāʻena State Park, there are several caves that are worth visiting.

Across from Hāʻena Beach Park you will find Maniniholo Dry Cave.   226 more words

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Kīlauea Point National Wildlife Refuge on a Saturday

Kīlauea Point National Wildlife Refuge sits at the northernmost point of Kauaʻi.  The traditional significance of this shoreline is of Pele’s attempt to make a home here, which, as so often happened, was thwarted by her adversarial sister Nāmakaokahaʻi.   240 more words

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Kauaʻi Museum on a Saturday

Built in 1922 as a library, the building housing the Kauaʻi Museum is historic itself.

The lobby has a wonderful focus on the chiefs of Kauaʻi straight ahead as you walk into the building.   145 more words

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ʻAnaehoʻomalu Beach on a Sunday

ʻAnaehoʻomalu Beach is a beautiful stretch of sand  between ʻAnaehoʻomalu Bay and Kuʻualiʻi Fishpond.  Just mauka of the beach and fishpond is the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa.   78 more words

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Halemaʻumaʻu Lava Lake Overflow on a Thursday

The lava lake inside Halemaʻumaʻu Crater in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park has never really been visible from a public observation area until recently.  Now, it is not only visible, it is spectacularly visible.   59 more words

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