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  • Scenic view
    Scenic view
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  • An orchid
    An orchid
  • An orchid across some leaves
    An orchid across some leaves

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  • 1. Churches

    Also known as the Haili Church, this was founded in the 1820s by the first group of Christian missionaries to operate on the big island. The current structure, built in 1867, was designed in the Greek...

  • 2. Volcanoes

    Dominating the area are the volcanos and Volcano National Park is a must see for anyone visiting this area. It is constantly changing and there are so many fascinating aspects about it - seeing an...

  • 3. Waterfalls

    The many waterfalls... Rainbow falls, to Akaka falls, and many in between. The lush greenery in this area is spectacular. Makes you feel like you have just entered a different world. The natural lush...

  • 4. Local Map

    - Here is a map of Hilo. Arnott's Lodge off the map right 1/4 mile on Hwy 19 UncleBilly's Hotel is where the 'e' is in foot bridge Shipman House is off the map left center See all the green...

  • 5. King Kamehemeha

    The statue of King Kamehemeha. This statue is the original one that while being transported from Boston it was lost at sea near the Falkland Islands. Later recovered and brought to Kohola, King...

  • 6. Bars.

    Check out this bar called Flipside Too. I think it is on Mamo St. But I know for sure it is across from the open market (Saturdays...) The bartender was a hoot in a half. And the patrons look like...

  • 9. King David Kalakaua Park

    Public gathering place in central Hilo. When I was here, I saw a group of actors in rehearsal for "A Midsummers Night Dream". Local lore reports that King David...

  • 10. Bring your raingear

    Did I mention before that Hilo is the wettest city in the US? Really, it does rain alot...on and off. So, expect to get wet. If you're planning a hike on this...

  • 11. Frequent rainfall

    One of the features os Hilo is the frequent rainfall, averaging 133 inches a year, that helps to produce lush waterfalls above Hilo. Water descending from the...

  • 12. Green Hilo Fields

    I stayed in Kona on the west side of the Big Island and it was very nice to go to the east. Hilo area is one the most wet places in the world (at least I've...

  • 13. Orchids and Flowers

    I took a lot of photos of the orchids and flowers. Especially when we visited the Akatsuka Orchid Gardens, but also of hibiscus and some of the other flowers...

  • 14. *Green* Hilo

    If you are looking for a slice of Big Island life, find it in Hilo. It's the east side hub. Being on the windward side, Hilo is blessed with showers that make...

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