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  • Average31%
  • Poor7%
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Hulemalu Rd., Niumalu, Kauai, HI
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's not a destination you would add to your travel plans. We passed it twice without knowing it, but finally did stop and found the sign. The history is interesting. The interpretive sign needs some work.

Thank Robert230
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went looking for the pond and found it on a side road. Sign need to be repaired and replaced. Limited parking but great views, Interesting reading about the history

Thank Perkadventures
Reviewed 8 May 2017

This is an out of the way place to find but once there, the serenity and views are worth the trip. It's amazing that such an area exists such a short way from the city.

1  Thank 196LindaC
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We were told that this pond was built over 1,000 years ago by the 'mythical people called Menehune. It is now on on the National Register of Historic Places. Ponds such as this one were built to catch fish. We stopped at a lookout to...More

Thank Bruce H
Reviewed 3 April 2017

I thought this bit of history is interesting. No one knows who built it. The Ali'i used it and kept everyone else out.

Thank Loren778899
Reviewed 11 March 2017

We found this by accident as we were taking a back road from Poipu to Lihue. It has amazing history and legend. Folklore says it was originally built by the mythical Menehune people of Hawaii. It was used by Hawaiians to catch and cultivate fish....More

Thank MiShellery
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

This pond was built nearly 1,000 years ago and since 1973 has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Ponds like these were built to catch fish. Legend has it, this pond was constructed in one night by the mythical Menehune. There is...More

Thank SoCalOregonian
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Saw this from the air on various helicopter tours, but never took the time to go and find it. It was worth the trip, when you read the story behind it. This was one of the earliest cases of Aquaculture where the ancient Hawaiians raised...More

Thank csarchibald
Reviewed 7 May 2016

It's pretty much just a roadside stop with a placard and its story. If in the area it might be worth a visit. There are nice views and the pond's history is interesting. There are no trails to access the pond. The closest you can...More

Thank Mike O
Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

This was quite off the beaten path and not especially walkable, but the history was very interesting to me, and the view from the lookout is gorgeous!

1  Thank QuickWhitTravel
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