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Kahua Ranch

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Address: 59-564 Kohala Mountain Road, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
Phone Number:
+1 808-882-7954
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Wed 17:00 - 21:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Wednesday Night Evening Dinner Program FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY! Steak and...

Wednesday Night Evening Dinner Program FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY! Steak and Chicken Dinner Buffet with all the fixin's Open Bar with Kona Brewery Beer, red and white wine juice, soda, coffee, tea, hot chocolate & bottled water Delicious Macadamia Nut Pie Meet Piggly Wiggly, our pet pig (Who thinks she is a dog) Line Dancing Demonstration Roping Instructions, Star Gazing Brand a Cedar Shingle with our brand & take it home Pitch Horseshoes or play tetherball S'mores and have a campfire sing-a-long!

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A great family evening

We really enjoyed this evening - it actually exceeded our expectations. The food was great, the kids loved the activities, and the ranch is beautiful (even though it was cloudy... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Saskatoon, Canada
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Saskatoon, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We really enjoyed this evening - it actually exceeded our expectations. The food was great, the kids loved the activities, and the ranch is beautiful (even though it was cloudy the evening we went - I imagine the view would be incredible.) Thanks to Sue and the other hosts for the evening!

1 Thank KBVoigt
Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved our trip to the ranch! The food was wonderful and the entertainment was excellent. My 6 year old daughter loved running around feeding the horses grass and feeding the pet pig. We practiced branding wood and even had s'mores by the fire. Excellent family adventure on the hill tops of the big island. It was cloudy so we... More 

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Germantown, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wednesday evenings they have a Sunset Dinner. Bus transportation to most resorts is included. Big John was our host and was very welcoming at the ranch. Unlimited soda, juice and wine were included in the all you can eat buffet dinner. There was live country music with dancing and line dancing. We learned how to rope calves, got to brand... More 

1 Thank GeekGuy
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The bus drive up to the ranch from Kona took in some awe-inspiring scenery of the mountains and the lava plains below as we made our way up the 3000 feet to the ranch. The day was very clear and so we were just able to make out the observatories on the top of Mount Kea. There was a warm... More 

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Napa CA, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Have been coming to Kona area since 1992 and have passed the entrance to this ranch many times. Took taking newbies to the area to get us to this attraction! Although there were two busses full of other tourists, and many like us with our own vehicle, the crowd was not difficult. They have the event down to a science.... More 

1 Thank Alan B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

We had a great evening of food, entertainment and Hawaiian culture and history. It began when we were picked up in very comfortable bus and transported to the Kahua Ranch . During the trip, we had the opportunity to view some very educational and interesting video about Hawaii and the history of catlle ranching and its place in Hawaiian history.... More 

1 Thank Ed Y
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

The view was wonderful. Watching the sunset while enjoying great food. Learned a lot about cattle while listening to John a great story teller.

2 Thank Henry H
New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Spend a fun day day at a Hawaiian ranch, go horseback riding, learn how to lasso, or have a flavorful ranch style meal. Nice scenery too!

1 Thank Arthur Y
Steamboat Springs, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Great dinner, lots of interesting facts about the cattle industry and a generous open bar made for a wonderful evening under the stars. Be sure you bring a light jacket as it cools quickly after the sun goes down! Live music, dancing etc.

1 Thank Brian G. H
Sooke, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

I went on this tour as I thought it would be a nice night out. It was. The food was good, with alcohol included in the price. The ride by bus too and from the location was included as well. At a cost of $138 per person ($276 per couple), the price is rather steep for what you get.

1 Thank Jay B

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