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Go Wild (With Hawaiian Culture) at Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park!

April 23, 2014

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This week April (19-27th) is National Park Week at Hawaii’s National Parks!

      Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park (KAHO) is located in Kailua-Kona on the Big Island of Hawai‘i, and encompasses 1,160 acres, including 598 acres of ocean resources. It was established in 1978 as a National Historical Park because of its significant Hawaiian cultural and natural resources and for the protection and perpetuation of the Hawaiian culture. The park has two fishponds, a fish trap, and many archeological resources, including 450 total archeological sites and approximately 859 recorded features or individual elements. The park was designated as part of the National Park System because of its national value and significance.  It is a place for visitors to enjoy and experience its scenic, natural and cultural beauty.  The designation also recognizes that the park is a special place for Native Hawaiians to explore their cultural heritage and to practice Hawaiian culture. It remains a place accessible for them to experience, discover and recreate as their ancestors once did.

     Come experience Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park in person( if you happen to be in Kona, Hawaii!), or listen to Uncle Fred Cachola discuss how the Hawaiians used what was available to them to successfully survive in the barren lava flows of Kona.

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