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Hulemalu Rd., Niumalu, Kauai, HI
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Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

Off Nawilwili Road is this overlook of the Meanwhile(Alekoko) Fishpond. According to legend it was built in one night by the Meanwhile as a gift for a princess and her brother. Estimate of age is as high as 1000 years. It is privately owned.

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Reviewed 24 February 2018

Worth the stop if you are close by, small turn off only big enough for 2 or three cars, beautiful view of fish pond, you could actually see the fish jumping out of the water.

Thank Jbparsons
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Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

It was a charming stop off . If you were in the area. We happened upon it when a former local was revisiting it. It was interesting to hear the history. It is a small , but worth a quick look.

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Reviewed 3 October 2017 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
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Reviewed 17 September 2017 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
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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.

2  Thank 196LindaC
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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

1  Thank Bruce H
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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
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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
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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
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