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Anna Ranch Heritage Center

#20 of 47 things to do in Waimea Features Animals
65-1480 Kawaihae Rd, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-8554
+1 808-885-4426
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gorgeous house and history

we were lucky enough to have the oldest tour guide who pationately described Anna's history and how... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Austin, TX
via mobile
Ranching History in Old Kamuela, Hawai`i

My wife and I recently stopped by the Anna Ranch Heritage Center. Unfortunately, the hour was late... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ashland, Oregon
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Come visit the Anna Ranch Heritage Center which offers insight to the rich history of ranching and the paniolo on the Big Island.The lush green hills of Waimea offer a beautiful back drop to the unique story of Anna Leialoha Lindsey Perry-Fiske who was known as the “First Lady of Ranching“ in Hawaii. As one of Hawaii’s finest Pa’u riders, an award winning jockey and one who could throw amazing social events to raise funds for the community, Anna’s story will leave you amazed and inspired. Born in 1900 and living to the age of 95, Anna lived a long exciting life. Prior to her death she placed her ranch in a trust so that the history of ranching in Hawaii would be shared with future generations.Listed on both the National and State registers of historic places, the ranch is a one of a kind attraction. Visitors may tour the spectacular and expansive gardens as well as the fourteen room historic ranch house with a treasure trove of Hawaiian koa furnishings, artifacts and fine millinery.
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65-1480 Kawaihae Rd, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-8554
+1 808-885-4426
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

we were lucky enough to have the oldest tour guide who pationately described Anna's history and how she protected this place from a by disaster. this was known Lindsey ranch until she took over. how she did all that although she had two brothers and...More

Thank Abu_hurayrah
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I recently stopped by the Anna Ranch Heritage Center. Unfortunately, the hour was late and we didn't have a lot of time to tour the facility. What we did see was very interesting, and gave additional history to that of the Parker...More

Thank RCdeCruiser
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Right off the highway. We lucked -- we happened to be there between group tours, but the guide was nice enough to give us an individual tour.

Thank Phil P
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Our fabulous docent, Barbara, was so knowledgable about Anna, her family, the ranch, and ranching practices in Hawaii that it brought the history and the place to life. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. This is a talk-oriented rather than an action-oriented venue,...More

Thank WFKxxx
Reviewed 3 February 2017

We decided to stop here after reading many positive reviews, but found the ranch inexplicably closed. There were several cars in the parking lot, but the only life forms moving around spoke cow. We tried calling, but just got a recorded message that they would...More

Thank Mark V
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Our family took the tour of Anna's ranch & it was fun to see in person all the things I had read about in her book. However, not everyone in our party had read the book & they still enjoyed seeing a picture of ranch...More

1  Thank Heather P
Reviewed 17 July 2016

There is a lot of history here, and hidden waterfalls for a truly atmospheric Hawaiian hike. Picnic tables. Beautiful gardens, a stream. Not what you would think just driving by.

Thank tikiznbamboo
Reviewed 18 May 2016

I was here for a conference. Right out side the windows were steep hills, remnants of cinder cones. Not to forget the babbling brook. Sheep grazing in the hills were a nice touch!

Thank Sherri456
Reviewed 13 February 2016

If you love history you will enjoy this tour! Our guide was knowledgeable and gave an interesting tour of the history of Anna's ranch. She was able to answer every question, told fascinating stories and spent over an hour with us. This tour was recommended...More

1  Thank GreenTea-SNAM
Reviewed 10 December 2015

Dropped in after seeing the sign for Anna ranch...on a misty late Waimea afternoon. Even though a private event was being prepped for, we still snuck in and looked around the grounds and gardens. Wonderful look at what an active ranch was like in the...More

Thank Mark S
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