Kahilu Theatre is a local theater that was founded with the aim of encouraging creativity and innovation. The diverse shows staged here explore different aspects of performing arts and entertain audiences as well. This theater can accommodate 490 patrons and hosts drama, comedy shows, musicals, concert series and similar gigs. Also, the venue can be rented for private events and functions. For more details, check website or call ahead.
Estimated to be between 200 and 1000 years old, these eerie, timeless remnants of Hawaii's past are at the end of a 0.7 mile paved trail. The trail is easy to maneuver and the scenery is amazing. The first part travels over a vast expanse of lava rock. Eventually it leads into a dry wood forest where crude symbols are carved into large rocks. The historic site is located in the Holoholokai Beach Park.
One of the more noticeable art galleries in the North Kohala area, this gallery sits along the roadside in an old renovated plantation home. The art cooperative most famous resident is Kenji Yokohama. He grew up on the homestead in an area that was a bustling plantation town. Today, the house consists of a museum, artist studios and galleries in a lush and tropical setting. Artists come for inspiration the North Kohala area, which provides others to come a bit of history and enjoy the amazing talents that have developed in this small plantation home.
This is one of the Big Island's best places to swim, sunbathe, picnic and bodysurf. A dirt road off Highway 19 (aka Queen Ka'ahumanu Highway), leads out to Mahai'ula Beach, where a picturesque crescent of golden sand meets the head of a protected bay. Kua Bay, located about a four-mile hike north from the beach, is a good place for more activities. Divers frequently visit the underwater tunnels and the shipwreck off shore. In vehicles that aren't four-wheelers, drives down the one-mile unpaved road to the beach will be a difficult one.
Located inside the Hilton Waikoloa Village, this dolphin habitat draws visitors from up and down the big island of Hawaii. Dolphin Quest Hawaii offers a variety of programs and encounters for everyone from children to couples. Guests and visitors have the chance to learn about these extraordinary creatures through fun and educational programs. See their website for more information.
This special ranch is located about an hour from Kona International Airport and just 15 minutes from the Waikoloa resorts at the 12,500-foot level of the Kohala Mountains. The ranch is situated in the midst of the small ranching town of Waimea where horses, cowboys and saddles don’t afford a second look. The ranch is over 100 years old and the historical value continues today in the preservation of the area’s history, artifacts and collections that are unique to Hawaii. The ranch has a wonderful gift shop filled with unique and special gifts. Tours are scheduled daily for those who want to be introduced to a special part of Hawaii’s history and culture.