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Address: Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Site of where 300 Hawaiians died in the Battle of Kuamoo.

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The "End of the World" as they knew it

The site of the last battle in Hawaiian history. Now being preserved as a historic and educational site by a foundation started by descendants of Chiefess Manono who died during... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 August 2016
Pekelo S
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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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George Town, Grand Cayman
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

This is the site of the battle over the future of the Hawaiian culture and the tradition of kapu. When Captain Cook's arrival and kapu violations was not met with traditional punishments, King Kamehameha II abolished the practice, A great battle resulted.

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

The site of the last battle in Hawaiian history. Now being preserved as a historic and educational site by a foundation started by descendants of Chiefess Manono who died during the battle. Just off the south end of Alii Drive past Keauhou Bay.

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Kailua-Kona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016

When Kamehameha II banned the Kapu (Taboo) system of "religion" (actually the government's religion there being no separation of church and state) a cataclysm similar to that of Ahknaton's edict of only one god in ancient Egypt occurred. The priest class that suddenly was rendered powerless and their supporters took up arms against the young king and his followers, a... More 

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Clatskanie, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2016

Very spiritual area to me. Lots of history and lore. Walking the paths in the area was very relaxing and mindful. A good place for introspection.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2016

The Lekeleke Burial Grounds is an easy to reach spot off of Ali'i Drive south of Keauhou... there is an informative display next to the road which depicts the tragic events that took place here (won't spoil this for you :). The path to the adjacent shoreline seems to be quite popular among folks. As with much of the Kailua-Kona... More 

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Huntington Park, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2014

Me and my husband went here last week and it was beautiful, we both enjoyed and tool lots awesome pics. I def recommend going there!

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2014

History buffs will like this site. I have visited this battleground/ burial site numerous times with visitors. Found in the historical corridor between Kailua Kona an Keahou, this is one of many overlooked historical sites. There is a new app that provides a driving tour of this corridor that can provide a good background to assist you to appreciate this... More 

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Kealakekua, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2014

Located at what the locals call- "The End Of The World", it is an old war and burial grounds, from Kamehameha days. Stay on the path as you enjoy this scenic hike, and take a swim but be careful when jumping off rocks, and please, please, respect the area. There are still old Hawaiian Warriors buried on the slopes, so... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2013

I never knew about this until I was taken there as part of a small tour group. This burial site marks the battle ending Hawaiian kapu traditions being upheld by the royal family. The rugged grounds that the battle occurred on gives an appreciation for the strength of the Hawaiian people.

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Bartlett, Tennessee, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2013

The Lekeleke Burial Ground is not well marked but it is right there in front of you a short distance after Alii Drive meets with Mamalahoa Bypass on the southern side. This is a very peaceful and tranquil area. There is a gated road that leads down to the lava rock coast which is very beautiful. Wear good shoes when... More 

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