Take A Tour of Museums In Hawaii!

The big Island has more to offer than just beautiful waterfalls and volcano’s. There is a rich and long history that can be enjoyed at four different museums. Weather you are a history buff or just looking for something to do on a rainy day these museums should not be missed. Join us on a small trip around Hawaii to enjoy The Arts, of all kinds!  From Museums to Palaces, Spectator Events to Theatres and Cultural Centers, don’t miss out!

East Hawaii Cultural Center

chryscilla malchiteThe first of the four is the East Hawaii Cultural Center. The center was recently voted the “Best Gallery of East Hawaii.” This is a wonderful place to see art exhibits that have been created by the local community. What better way is there to learn about a place than through the eyes of the people who live there.

Medicine From ChinaEvery piece of art is for sale. This means you can take a beautiful piece of the Hawaiian community home with you. The exhibits change frequently so be sure to stop in anytime you are on the Big Island.

hulihee show

Tour Hawaii’s Hulihee Palace

Rear Image of the hulihee palace

The Lyman family mission house was built in 1838 and is the oldest wood framed building on the island. It was converted into a natural history museum in 1931. Famous guest of the mission house include the author Mark Twain. The house still has many of the tools and household items the Lymans used when they built it after moving to Hawaii from New England. The guided tour will give you a chance to see life through the eyes of the Lyman family. This is a fantastic place for any history lover.

lyman mission house
lyman mission house

The museum also showcases Hawaii’s native shells and minerals including orlymanite which was named for after the great grandson of the Lymans. There are two galleries in the museum. The Earth Heritage Gallery and the Island Heritage Gallery. While visiting the Earth Heritage gallery you will get a first hand look at the natural wonders of the Island. You can walk through lava that has cooled of course. View the numerous rocks and minerals that make up the island. They also have the only exhibit in existence of two flightless birds that are native to Hawaii. The Island Gallery gives you a glimpse into local life and the diverse world that is Hawaii. You can view exhibits on how the earliest inhabitants lived. The museum has everything from the houses they lived in to the hooks and nets they used to catch their meals and the cookware they had to prepare it. You can learn all about the chiefs who went on to become Hawaiian Royalty. This is a great place to visit if you are interested in how the Island came to be what it is today.

tour The Pacific Tsunami Museum

tsunami museum

The fourth museum on the Island is the Pacific Tsunami Museum. The primary goal of this museum is to promote tsunami awareness as well as tell the history of the island. It is a memorial to all the lives lost due to tsunami’s. Here you will learn about several tsunami here and around the world as well as other disasters in Hilo history. The science of tsunami exhibit is a great place to learn all about tsunami’s and how they occur. The Donna Saiki Vault theater has video footage from the 1946 tsunami. This theater is in an actual vault that was left behind when the building was converted from a bank into the museum.

Vault Theater

Image of Vault Theater

Thanks for touring the big island with us! What do you think, which are the best museums and places for cultural engagement in Hawaii?  Let us know!

Why Visit The Big Island of Hawaii?

Why would you like to visit Hawaii’s biggest island?

Picture of the Coast of the Big Island of Hawaii
The Big Island of Hawaii – Coastal Imagery

Dubbed “The Big Island” in light of the fact that all other Hawaiian Islands could fit inside of the big island twice over!  So what’s all the to do about?  Well if being home to two of the world’s active volcano, Kilauea and Mauna Loa, doesn’t get you fired up, that’s okay because we are just getting warmed up!

If diving into an active volcano isn’t your thing, perhaps going up is the ticket.  The Big Island also has in store two of the world’s most exhilarating mountains! And you have to be able to find a comfortable temperature, as The Big Island contains 11 climate zones of the total 13 on the entire planet.  Isn’t that amazing?

What to do, what to do?! – No Matter what you decide to do, you can know that anytime of the year is a good time to visit the big island because temperatures on the island stay fairly constant throughout the year, usually you will experience weather in the 70’s and 80’s all year round in Hawaii.

Popular Attractions on The Big Island of Hawaii

Let Us at Resort Limos help you put together a short list of activities you might enjoy while you are visiting the big island.

  • Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park
  • Rainbow Falls Waterfall
  • Puna Hawaii (Beach and Volcano)
  • Hapuna Beach (Snorkling & Scuba)
  • Kahaluu Beach Park (Snorkling & Scuba)
  • Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
  • Liliuokalani Park and Gardens
  • Lyman House Memorial Museum (Hawaii’s Oldest Christian Church)
  • Kona Coffee Living History Farm
  • Richardson Beach (Popular Snorkling & Swimming Spot)

No matter where you want to go on The Big Island of Hawaii, Resorts Limos can help you get there!  Call Us At 808-327-9742

We will go over some destination in more details in one of our future blog posts.  For now we just wanted to touch on just a few places to go on The Big Island, we’ll give you a full review of these places and more when we review The Big Island’s attraction in full splendor.

Attractions to Visit on the Big Island

Green Sand Beach

Green Sand Beach
Green Sand Beach, Does it get more scenic and relaxing than this?

Green Sand Beach is an absolutely gorgeous place to visit while you are on the the Big Island.  This amazing beach is sure to stay in your memories forever.  So if natural beauty is what you came for, Hawaii will certainly not disappoint!

Hawaii National Parks

National Parks Map
The Big Island of Hawaii’s National Parks – A Useful Map

Here is a wonderful map which located each of the Big Island of Hawaii’s National Parks.  These are great places to visit, and you can even stop and see one of the mountains, and or volcanoes on your trip around the island.

Big Island Color Coded Island Area map
Hawaii Color Coded Area Map

The map above might help aid you a bit in your travels.  This breaks down the parts of the big island into distinct areas for you to visit as well as shows where the Hawaii Volcano is in relation to the other areas on the map.  I included this because it seemed like a very easy map that points out the different areas you may want to become familiar with for your vacation to the Big Island.

Rainbow Falls

Waterfall Image
Waterfall Image

You can find Rainbow Falls in the town of Hilo located off of Waianuene Avenue at the Wailuku River State Park.  Rainbow Falls are encompassed by the Hawaii State Park system and as such are a free attraction for anyone to visit and enjoy.  The waterfall here boasts an eighty foot drop to the basin.

Peepee Falls

Peepee Falls Waterfall and Boiling Pots
Peepee Falls Waterfall and Boiling Pots

Also located in Wailuku River State park are Peepee falls which provide water to the famous pools of water which are referred to as Boiling Pots.  The reason for this name is you can watch the water bubble as if it were actually boiling.  This is a beautiful area to visit but please remember to use caution when traveling these places as you can sometimes end up isolated with no help immediately available.  Stay with your group, or simply pay attention and be careful, good advice whenever you are in an unfamiliar locale.

Hilo Hawaii Water

 Hilo Stream of Water
Beautifall image of Hilo Stream of Water

For more fun things to do on the Big Island of Hawaii, follow our blog as we continue to provide you with as much information as we can to aid in your future excursions.

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