It’s undeniable: this is a large island with so much to see. How will you ever decide where to spend your time? We’ve got you covered with a few Big Island tourist attractions to help you focus your planning:
- HISTORIC SITES: As the largest island in the archipelago, Hawaiʻi Island has so many important historic sites. Many are related to King Kamehameha, this being the island where he was born and raised. Visit his birthplace, the valley where he grew up, and the temple he erected to ensure his dominion over the other islands.
- MUSEUMS: There’s something for every museum lover here, from incredible art at the rim of Kīlauea volcano to a world-class astronomy center linking traditional Hawaiian wayfinding to today’s modern telescopes. And don’t forget the summer home of royalty!
- STATE PARKS: From the landing site (and burial place) of Captain Cook, to forests of fragrant eucalyptus, to impressive waterfalls, Hawaiʻi Island’s state parks are refreshingly diverse in their offerings.
- WATERFALLS: Start at Hilo and work your way north to Kohala, viewing falls both big and small. Complete your waterfall journey with an awesome tour, whether you prefer hiking, horseback riding, or helicopters.
Well, where would you like to begin? Enjoy all of the many Hawai’i Big Island attractions on your visit!