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Lekeleke Burial Ground

Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Also known as The End of the World

This site is lovely. A very short walk with beautiful views. The history of the Burial Ground is... read more

Reviewed 8 June 2018
Julie N
More rocks with a backstory

I took a quick turn down to the burial ground/battlefield to show my wife the area. It was worth... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2018
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Site of where 300 Hawaiians died in the Battle of Kuamoo.
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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Reviewed 8 June 2018

This site is lovely. A very short walk with beautiful views. The history of the Burial Ground is deep and somber.

Thank Julie N
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Reviewed 17 May 2018

I took a quick turn down to the burial ground/battlefield to show my wife the area. It was worth the 10 minute stop to get out and read the sign, other than that? It is a field of lava rocks and some that have been...More

Thank glcwhistler .
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Reviewed 29 March 2018

We stumbled by this place while exploring the local area, Parked easily, read information board about the burial site, surprised to see goats in the area, easy walk out to the beach. Enjoyed the area,

Thank Veronica G
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

Quick stop off the highway to see an important historical site. At this spot a battle occurred and is also a burial ground. Solemn, moving and sacred.

2  Thank Sharon L
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

This is an easy-to-miss stop on the highway, but luckily I did stop. Besides the historical significance, it has beautiful viewpoints. lava-rock paths lead to fantastic overlooks, with pounding waves and spray. Well worth a half hour of your time en route to anywhere else...More

1  Thank Ned_9
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Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

This jagged lava field is an important place in Hawaiian history, where a decisive battle occurred that changed their culture and practices... there's an excellent interpretive display here which explains its significance... stone terraces in the distance mark the locations where the fallen now lay....More

1  Thank G C
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Reviewed 14 April 2017

Easy hiking to lovely ocean view at this war memorial and burial ground. Lots of wild goat photo ops. Be respectful - this is a sacred place. Do not recommend flip flops.

1  Thank sparkinator99
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Reviewed 7 April 2017

This site holds historical significance and is the burial ground for warriors and one of the royals. It also has fabulous views of surf and sea and goats.

Thank kwetherholt8277
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Reviewed 26 March 2017

There was a flat walk to the edge of the rock shore. Waves splash high and the views are beautiful. We were there at dusk where there were many hearts of goats of all ages. The walk was on gravel but was flat and manageable!

Thank Jo Lynn N
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Reviewed 21 August 2016

This is the site of the battle over the future of the Hawaiian culture and the tradition of kapu. When Captain Cook's arrival and kapu violations was not met with traditional punishments, King Kamehameha II abolished the practice, A great battle resulted.

2  Thank Hank H
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