Puukohola Heiau National Historic Site

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Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Puukohola Heiau National Historic Site,

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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
..... Click the link for more information.
 (table).

Puukohola Heiau National Historic Site

Address:62-3601 Kawaihae Rd
Kawaihae, HI 96743

Phone:808-882-7218
Fax:808-882-1215
Web: www.nps.gov/puhe/
Size: 86 acres.
Established: Authorized on August 17, 1972.
Location:On the northwestern coast of the island of Hawaii, 1 mile south of Kawaihae off HI 270.
Facilities:Rest rooms (é), visitor center (é), self-guided tour/trail.
Activities:Hiking, bird-watching, wildlife viewing, guided tour, cultural demonstrations.
Special Features:Ruins of Puukohola Heiau ("Temple on the Hill of the Whale"), built by King Kamehameha the Great in 1790-1791 during his rise to power, are preserved.

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References in classic literature ?
A pony ranged alongside, and he was hauled on to the priest's saddlebow.
With his hand on his saddlebow, he was ready to dismount and stab the wolf, when she suddenly thrust her head up from among that mass of dogs, and then her forepaws were on the edge of the gully.
Early risers can make their first stop a mile south of Kawaihae, at Puukohola Heiau National Historic Site.