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Wailoa Center

200 Piopio St, Wailoa State Park, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4274
+1 808-933-0416
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Great Free and Interesting Stop in Hilo

We stumbled into the Wailoa Center when we needed to get our bearings after driving over the Saddle... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
ozark_Roxy
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Kansas City, Missouri
Unusual building displays interesting arts and crafts

There is often a display of works, such as wood turning, photography, musical instruments, and... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2018
Cleo L
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Hilo, Hawaii
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200 Piopio St, Wailoa State Park, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4274
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+1 808-933-0416
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stumbled into the Wailoa Center when we needed to get our bearings after driving over the Saddle Road from Kona. The center was hosting its 10x10x10 art exhibit, ten local artists, ten spaces and ten materials. The pieces were neat but I feel in...More

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Reviewed 9 April 2018

There is often a display of works, such as wood turning, photography, musical instruments, and paintings, often by local artists, in this unique building off the bay front in Hilo. And it's free!

Thank Cleo L
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Reviewed 8 July 2017

The community center was closed when we stopped by the park to enjoy a picnic dinner one evening. While we were not able to enter the building, we did throughly enjoy the Veterans area on the grounds and the tribute to the fallen soldiers from...More

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Reviewed 22 February 2017

A good place to connect with the local talent, from Hawaii Islanders who hand build Ukelele's to Fine Artists working in the latest medium, Crafts and Ceramics, this place is the venue...the Home of the Hawaii Nei Annual Show, this is Hawaii Art at its...More

1  Thank gardengirl54
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Reviewed 24 January 2017

Wailoa Center has possibilities. It's infrastructure was being upgraded while we were there. The exhibits change monthly however unlike what some of these reviews have said while they may be interesting they are not necessarily the work of local artists. This January the exhibition was...More

1  Thank nurealam
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Reviewed 5 November 2016

If you want to see a nice selection of art by local artist this is the place to visit......they have rotating shows and show a wide range of things.....the public is invited to the openings at no cost and the people are friendly....it is housed...More

Thank norman m
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Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

This place was intriguing in that there are stunning galleries, art work utilizing many different forms, and fascinating exhibitions. A must see while in Hilo!!

Thank TravelRobs
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Reviewed 7 June 2016

We enjoy going to the Wailoa Center on the first Friday of each month for the opening of each month's art exhibit. They have a wide range of art exhibits that include wood carving, painting, sculpting, drawing and more. The two floors of art are...More

Thank TedinHawaii
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Reviewed 31 December 2014

They have different types of art through out the year. Everything from Ukulele Makers ,Photographers, Ceramic And much much more. I've attended many events for me the best one is the Big Island Woodturners Exhibit. It is held each year in March and runs for...More

1  Thank Doug K
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Reviewed 27 April 2013

I like it a lot really, and there are exceptional craftspersons who exhibit there, but I rated it less than excellent only because it isnt the Metropolitan Museum. Maybe you need a new category = "unique and worth seeing". Plus it is connected to a...More

3  Thank Jennifer H
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