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Wailoa River State Recreation Area

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Address: Off Pauahi Street, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
Phone Number: +1 808-587-0400
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Nice place to relax and visit while in HIlo

Nice place to visit and relax in Hilo. Only problem is mosquitos. Bring your mosquito repellent because they love visitor's blood better than the locals'.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 April 2016
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Honokaa, Hawaii
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

A beautiful park not living up to its potential. A result of bad management- they even foolishly defaced their own responsibility- painted the trees. Other criminal activity not controlled well.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016

Nice place to visit and relax in Hilo. Only problem is mosquitos. Bring your mosquito repellent because they love visitor's blood better than the locals'.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

Every visit to Hilo isn't complete without a stop to the King Kamehameha statue, just to be polite & ask his blessing for landing on his island. The rest of the park is beautiful with some very unique bridges, There's always some Ducks & Nene around, always nice watch them

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Chewelah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2015

This is a very nice park, full of bridges and beautiful trees, and very scenic. It also has one of Hawaii's four King Kamehameha statues which is definitely worth seeing. However, there is little to do in this park for more than an hour.

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Orange City, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2015

My husband and I explored this area during our honeymoon. We enjoyed the views and short walks to Rainbow Falls and Boiling Pots. We saw a huge banyan tree at Rainbow Falls. We would definitely return as this attraction was free and had amazing scenery. We highly recommend!

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Hilo, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2015 via mobile

I have been goin tonwailoa state park all my life. This park is genuine and serene in jt own way. You have parts of the park that are frequently visited by people, then there are spots that only a few people know of. Theres restrooms, and 3 different sized pavillions in which you can rent for parties and such. Got... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2015

We stopped here briefly on a hoppa on hoppa off bus tour. One could easily spend more time just relaxing in this park and going for a leisurely stroll. The statue of the King is a nice photo op.

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Irvine, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2012

Nothing much here but the King Kamehemeha statue/monument. Sure the park is ok, but not worth spending much time in. Plus, this is the home of Hilo's version of the "occupy" movement. The corner of leading into the park is flanked with banners and signs preaching the gospel and anti-gay rhetoric, along with the protect our Hawaiian land slogans. We... More 

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Hawai`i
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2012

Beautiful park with huge green lawns and room to run. Coconut palms sway gracefully beside the river, memorials offer places for focused meditation while quiet greenspaces offer opportunities to commune with nature. Pavilions for events. Lots of parking. Clean.

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