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Olowalu Petroglyphs

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Address: 820 Olowalu Village Rd, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-5779

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Fun to see a little history

Enjoyed seeing the petroglyphs but bring binoculars or a good telephoto camera lens as you cannot get up close to these.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Rochester, Minnesota
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Rochester, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed seeing the petroglyphs but bring binoculars or a good telephoto camera lens as you cannot get up close to these.

Thank Dberekvam
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

A cool site that doesn't take much time, other than finding it. We were using a popular guide book and the directions were horrible. Once we were in proximity it was a short walk. It's a shame people would add graffiti here.

Thank Mike G
Newark, Delaware
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

This site makes you appreciate ancient Hawaiian culture. Over the years it has been vandalized to some degree but many carvings are quite visible. The site does have some signage which was not there in 2001. Which makes it much easier to find. Also you don't feel like you're trespassing as I did on my previous visit using only the... More 

Thank PeterCuinmaui
Half Moon Bay, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Located not too far off the highway up a small road behind the Olawalu General store. Turn right and head to the hills. Park off the side of the road and walk in maybe 1/8 mile. Cliffs are on the right with many petroglyphs both real and graffitied. Take the small path on the right before the bridge to the... More 

1 Thank Susan W
Benicia, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Exciting to see early communication from Hawaiian people in pictographs. The carvings simply say, We WereHere". Some carvings have fallen from rocks.

Thank Americanaarts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

My son is doing a state report on Hawai'i, so we added this stop to our day. It's easy to find. Turn right at mile 15, go left behind the general store, turn right at the water tower, go straight on a bumpy road until you see the Olowalu Cultural Preservation sign. You walk up a dirt road and look... More 

3 Thank Arora H
Arlington Heights, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Very, very dusty drive. Hard to see petroglyphs as you can't get very close. We only found a small area near the signs so maybe there are more that we couldn't locate. Up the road a little is king's pond that I found in old reviews. Would be nice if it was swimable or even hikeable but seemed pretty off... More 

Thank Pam B
Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

This should be one of the regions top tourist attractions but it is so poorly administered and advertised that it seems to get very few visits.

Thank thochhausen
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Cool archaeological site that is easy to check out in conjunction with Leoda's Pie Shop. The site is a few hundred yards behind Leoda's on the way toward a big banana patch and the Olowalu Gulch hike. Features stone glyphs of Hawaiian voyaging canoe, warriors and various animals.

3 Thank Matthew F
Murrieta, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

On the mauka side of the highway in Olowalo, located about 1/3 mile behind the fruit stand. Take the road behind the general store, turn right at the water tank and then straight. You will come to the Olowalu Cultural Preserve sign. Continue past for a short distance, the glyphs are on the right. As some have not done, please... More 

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