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Kiki a Ola (Menehune Ditch)

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Address: Menehune Rd., Kauai, HI

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Interesting But That's It

An interesting stop, but really not that great. The drive is through what appears to be a lower income area, and there is really hardly any parking. There is a historical marker... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An interesting stop, but really not that great. The drive is through what appears to be a lower income area, and there is really hardly any parking. There is a historical marker with some interesting info, a swinging bridge like the one in Hanapepe and river that runs red. That pretty goes with others have said about it.

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San Marcos, California
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Of the beaten path and once you get there, there is not much parking. The "Ditch is an ancient aqueduct that appears to go through the mountain. There is a marker indicating its historic significance, but not much more to see. There is also a swinging bridge here similar to the one in Hanapepe.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Reviewed 9 March 2017

I remember trying hard to find my way to the Bridge, and you drive through a lot of lower income housing areas, where people have tarps and broken down cars scattered about. The area itself wasn't as picturesque or impressive as I thought it would be. I'd honestly skip it.

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Quebec
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Reviewed 25 November 2016

Arrived there after seeing the Hanapepe swinging bridge not too far away. This is in a more remote area that is not very touristic. The ditch itself is not really attractive. The bridge next to it is cool but my wife thought it did not look safe but I went anyhow and had no problems. The place is ok if... More 

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Murrieta, California
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Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Located mauka, along the Waimea River about 1 mile from town. There isn't much to see here except for, a small section of ditch and a couple of plaques mounted here that commemorate this ditch. Just across from Menehune ditch is a swinging bridge. Both the bridge and the ditch make for a nice photo opportunity.

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San Francisco
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Reviewed 5 September 2016

Here you'll find an interesting but unexciting monument next to the Menehune Ditch, but an AWESOME swinging bridge. Don't confuse this swinging bridge with the Swinging Bridge in Hanapepe. I like this swinging bridge better. This bridge is a functional local transportation tool. While I was visiting the bridge a guy crossed on a mini-bike and a local driving a... More 

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Reviewed 12 October 2015

Not much to see here but, if you are in Waimea and need a quick diversion, drive up Menehune road a short distance to this location. A swinging bridge was rebuilt after Iniki, across from the ditch. There is also a plaque, erected in 1928, listing it as a Historical Landmark Territory of Hawaii with an explanation of the ditch.... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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Reviewed 16 December 2014

There is a mystique to the lore surrounding structures purportedly built by the menehune. Whether or not there was a civilization of menehune is debatable, however archeologists date the ditch as over 1,200 years old so it was built by ancients and is of remarkable craftsmanship. Too bad the area is run down and the ditch is not easier to... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 18 February 2014

The Menehune Ditch has a little sign telling you about it and the bridge is across the street. Unfortunately the parking is a little "odd" and is before the sights (no parking signs). Also - there were several people "living" on the far side of the bridge and there was a bit of an unclean odour in the area (I... More 

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Branson, Missouri
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Reviewed 4 February 2014

It was a pretty river/creek with a decent back drop. The bridge was interesting. Compared to other things to see and do in Kauai it doesn't rank that high, but we had the extra time and it was worth stopping.

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