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Mokuaikaua Church

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Address: 75-5713 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-3719
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Founded in 1836 by Boston missionaries.

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Old regal church

Very old beautiful simplistic church. Worth a look around the church. Located in downtown Kailua-Kona.

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Canmore, Canada
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Canmore, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very old beautiful simplistic church. Worth a look around the church. Located in downtown Kailua-Kona.

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Pahoa, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This Congregational Church was founded in 1820, the first contact with missionaries on the Islands. Those fervent men and women from New England made their way across the Pacific in the brig Thaddeus. A scale model of this ship is housed in the back area of the church which holds regular services, but is open daily from dawn to dusk.... More 

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Curtis, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Four lovely girls danced a hula, a young boy recited the entire Easter gospel, the sermon was historical as well as uplifting and the congregation was inviting.

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The walls are amazingly thick! One of the best and most interesting things is in the room at the back. When you enter, turn left and walk to the back room. On the wall is an example of the old navigational system that was used by the first pioneers. It is quite unique. Check it out!

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North Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The church is beautiful inside & out and we were very lucky to have a local give us a personalized tour when we stopped by. She was very informative and the church is very historical.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very interesting / educational. Progressive Congregationalists were not limited to New England! This structure has stood for so long and because of the high ceilings was very comfortable on a hot day.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

It was interesting to see what the first Christian missionaries built when they arrived on the big island. Beautiful old church

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Bellingham, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

We enjoyed the Sunday service in this historic building, and the message from Pastor David. It's right on the main drag in the heart of the tourist district.

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Diablo, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

We stopped in as we strolled on Ali'i drive and I am glad we did. It a simple but wonderful piece of history you should not overlook. You can still worship at this church today. It is directly across the street from the King's palace.

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Munster, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

This Christian church, the first on the island, was made with lava rock. The inside was constructed with wood beams, ceiling, pews...using wooden pegs (no nails). There were a couple of nice stained glass windows. Easy to get to; it is located in the center of town. Nice historical exhibits and a couple of videos explaining the history of the... More 

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