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Mokuaikaua Church

75-5713 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-3719
+1 808-329-0655
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Founded in 1836 by Boston missionaries.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good39%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lava rock” (18 reviews)
“koa wood” (11 reviews)
“stained glass” (7 reviews)
LOCATION
75-5713 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-3719
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+1 808-329-0655
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"lava rock"
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"koa wood"
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"stained glass"
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"hawaiian language"
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"worth a visit"
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"beautiful building"
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"hulihe'e palace"
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"interesting history"
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"christmas eve service"
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"scale model"
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"free admission"
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"hawaiian islands"
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"ali'i drive"
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"downtown kailua"
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"history lesson"
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"on display"
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"the big island"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This historic church was a great short stop while exploring Kailua-Kona on the Big Island. It's the oldest Christian church in the Hawaiian Islands and is located directly across the street from Hulihe'e Palace. Built out of lava stones and crushed-coral mortar, it was completed...More

Thank TropicalDreamer2015
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Free tour with respect and dignity. It is an 1838 Historic Church that is kept up beautifully. Ohana means family here. Good place to cross Ali'i Drive safely here.

Thank Brett M
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

This church is an interesting stop from a historical perspective. We also attended Sunday services, and the people were very nice, although it is a small congregation.

Thank cookpias
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Reviewed 29 June 2018

Situated on the busy seafront road this amazing old church has a tranquil atmosphere about it, as well as being a great gem for history buffs. Mokuaikaua Church is the oldest Christian church in the Hawaiian Islands. The congregation dates back to 1820, started by...More

Thank Karrst
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

Rather empty around 4pm in the middle of the week.- interesting history-fun to read about early history on the Big island.

Thank kmc m
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Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

Awesome spot to check out. First church in Hawaii and the old architecture is cool in incorporating the lava rocks into its walls. Lovely building with a local flavour

Thank AbbyRL
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Reviewed 15 June 2018

What a geat historical place to visit. We enjoyed just sitting and taking it all in. The facility is friendly and very welcoming

Thank Marty M
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Reviewed 12 June 2018

A small church on Ali'i Drive but the history is amazing. Has a nice "stage " area, children were visiting from a local school

Thank yorkshirerose81
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Reviewed 18 May 2018

Sunday morning isn't complete for us if we don't celebrate our faith. This beautiful historic church is the perfect setting with wonderful music, great sermon and a positively heart-warming fellowship.

Thank coachklewis
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

Enjoyed our visit to the oldest church in the Hawaiian Islands, built in 1837 from stones from a nearby heiau and mortar made from burned coral with interior decorated with koa wood. We were welcomed to attend a service here in this beautiful old church...More

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Jody R
11 May 2015|
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Response from gwgMimsFlorida | Reviewed this property |
Yes services still held but we were there on a weekday.
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