Hawaii Story Ideas

Ancient History


Though Hawaii Island is the youngest in the island chain, it has the longest human history. At Ka Lae you can see where the very first Polynesian voyagers are thought to have made landfall in Hawaii. At the restored ancient fishing village of Lapakahi you can almost see the ghosts of that long-ago community. Or visit the remains of historic temples – Mookini, a place of human sacrifice, or Puukohola, where King Kamehameha the Great spilled blood to consolidate his power. Or see petroglyphs carved into the lava rock. Learn more here, here and here.

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National Parks

The island of Hawaii has five national parks, sites and trails, each with its own natural beauty and cultural significance. Of course we have famous Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, home of the world’s most active volcano, but also historic “place of refuge” Puuhonua o Honaunau, the imposing temple Puukohola, where family blood was spilled to unite the island, the more than 175-mile Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail, and Kaloko-Honokohau, where aquaculture was practiced in ancient times.

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