Hawaiian History, Kailua-Kona
If you have the slightest interest in the history and culture of Hawaii's original inhabitants, then this is a must see sight. This rock field has hundreds of petroglyphs depicting human figures and other forms. There is a trail that goes around the area, so it is easy to see them without walking upon or damaging the petroglyhs.
Petroglyphs are found in all the Hawaiian Islands and the big island is no exception. The latin name means "rock writing" or "rock art". There is a high concentration of rock art near Volcano National Park. In Kailua-Kona the art can be viewed on paths next to the "Kings Shops" (across from the Marriott Beach Waikoloa Resort). The paths wind through 2 acres of lava rock and petrogyphs. Tours are given weekly starting at the Kings Shops or you can wander on your own. No admission is charged.