The Original King Kamehameha Statue

The Original King Kamehameha Statue

The Original King Kamehameha Statue
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Eric H
Moose Pass, AK63 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
It's the original Statue of King Kamehameha I recovered from the bottom of the ocean and restored for display here. The Interpretive signs on the outside of the community center building behind it are quite informative about Hawaiian History and the Royal family.
Written 1 December 2023
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Timothy H
Morton, IL23 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
If you are in the area, this statue is a nice quick stop. I would not go real far out of your way to see it, as there is not much else in the area other than a small, cute downtown area with a few shops and restaurants.
Written 22 October 2023
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Wood77
Los Angeles, CA3,259 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
So the story goes, this 8.5 feet statue was designed in Italy and casted in France. While being brought to Hawaii in 1880, the ship wrecked in the Falkland Islands. A new statue was recasted and that’s the one in Honolulu. This sunken statue was brought up from the ocean in 1882 and sat in a Falkland storefront. A British sea captain purchased it and sold it back to Hawaiian government. This original Kamehameha statue now stands in front of the old Kapa’au courthouse. June 11th is King Kamehameha’s birthday. As part of his celebration, the statue is draped in flower leis. We stopped by on June 13th.
Written 14 June 2023
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RandyRoss
Ridgetown, Canada12,403 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
This statue of the great King Kamehameha I, who united the Hawaiian Islands is located in Kapa'au, very close to the location where he was born. It is one of 4 similar statues.
This is the original statue commissioned in 1879 for placement at Iolani Palace in Honolulu. It was cast in bronze at a Paris foundry in 1880 but was lost in a shipwreck on its way to Hawai'i. A second statue was cast from the same mold and arrived safely; it was unveiled by Hawai'i's last king, Kalakaua, in 1883 in front of the Judiciary Building in Honolulu, where it still remains. The first statue was subsequently recovered and brought to Hawai'i; in 1912 it was placed at Kohala Court House in Kapa'au on the Island of Hawai'i, in Kamehameha's home district.
Other statues of King Kamehameha stand near downtown Hilo in the Wailoa River State Park and in Statuary Hall in Washington, D.C.
Written 31 March 2023
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Paul D
Concord, MA753 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
This is a quick stop with a lot of history packed in. Get out, take the picture and read the legend.
Written 13 July 2022
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Deb W
Reno, NV2,454 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021
When on the Big Island this is a good place to visit. We had a beautiful day to enjoy the area and view the statue. It's very easy to find.
Written 7 January 2021
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janicepk
Annapolis, MD1,070 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
We enjoyed seeing the statue of the king in his original form. It seemed to be a very popular spot for people to come take pictures with and also to view all of the history around the building.
Written 10 March 2020
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Glynn Isoda
Chicago, IL191 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Excellent statue, well preserved and located in northwest part of the Big Island. Easy to spot since located on well kept grounds.
Written 5 March 2020
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Cindy H
Alameda, CA1,519 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We had an app that detailed the history of the Island as we drove along and this was one of the places that was described. The history behind the statue was what made it so do yourself a favor and read up on it as it really is interesting how the statue took on the look it did because of where it was made and it's journey to the Island. Especially since it is such an important part of the Island's history.
Written 28 February 2020
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chimayred
Durham, NH2,558 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
like many things of its "ilk" this is something worth stopping as you drive by, taking a pic, maybe reading about, but not worth driving out of your way. A magnet for selfies, obviously.
Written 23 February 2020
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