This is one of the few spots that you can really get insight into past Hawaiian culture. The best is the Puukohola Heiau National Historic Site, which is nearby and has part of the great temples. If you are visiting Pololu Valley Lookout than this Heiau is a great stop because it ties the 2 sites together. The Lapahaki State park is a do itself yourself venue. The restrooms are port a potties. In the summer, the flies are annoying if you stop walking. Remember this is the desert area so it is in the 90's in July/August- although there is almost always a wind blowing. There is a brochure that you can print off of the website that is invaluable in helping you to understand what you see. You don't want to take a chance that there won't be any in the visitor's bin. The site is unmanned. You tour the site at your own pace. BEWARE- the park closes PROMPTLY at 4:00- the ranger will be sitting in the car, tapping impatient fingers on the wheel. There is a gate at the top of the drive. Not quite sure why it needs to close before sunset. The park could use more display information. It does though give you a good understanding of the use of upper and lower lands, as well as the Royal Palace compound. Remember to bring your own water.
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