131 Ka`iulani Street, Hilo, HI, USAhttp://www.hilo-hawaii.com(808) 934-8002
38 Haili Streetwww.hilopalace.com(808) 934-7010/entertaining the Big Island of Hawai'i since 1925.
Museums & Learning
276 Haili Streethttp://www.lymanmuseum.org(808) 935-5021The Lyman Museum began as the Lyman Mission House, originally built for New England missionaries David and Sarah Lyman in 1839. Nearly 100 eventful years later, in 1931, the Museum was established by their descendents. Today, the restored Mission House is on the State and National Registers of Historic Places and may be visited by guided tour.
University of Hawaii
200 West Kawili Streethttp://hilo.hawaii.edu(808) 974-7414The University of Hawaii at Hilo is a fully accredited, comprehensive liberal arts university.
Imiloa Astronomy Center
600 Imiloa Placehttp://www.imiloahawaii.org(808) 969-9700Where Astronomy Meets Hawaiian Culture. 'Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawai'i is a part of the University of Hawai'i at Hilo.
Onizuka Center for International Astronomy Visitor Information Station
Hawaiihttp://www.ifa.hawaii.edu/info/vis(808) 961-2180Aloha! Welcome to the Onizuka Center for International Astronomy Visitor Information Station on Mauna Kea. Located at the 9,300 foot (2,800 meter) level on Mauna Kea, we provide health and safety information, education about the many reasons Mauna Kea is such a significant place!
Hilo Farmers Market
400 Kamehameha Avehttp://www.hilofarmersmarket.com(808) 933-1000The Hilo Farmers Market is a must-see experience when you are on the Big Island. Over 200 local farmers and crafters sell their produce, crafts, gift items and tropical flowers in a festive outdoor atmosphere that recalls back to the old "plantation" days of early Hilo. Located at the corner of Mamo Street and Kamehameha Avenue in historic downtown Hilo, it's open all year round.
308 Kamehameha Avenue # 101(808) 969-6640
Wailoa Center Park
200 Piopio Streethttp://gohawaii.about.com/od/bigisland/ss/hilo_attraction_10.htm(808) 933-0416Located just a short distance from downtown Hilo on Waianuenue Avenue you'll find Wailuku River State Park which consists of 16 acres along the Wailuku River (lit. waters of destruction), the longest river in Hawaii at 18 miles in length.
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
27-717 Old Mamalahoa Highwayhtbg.com(808) 964-5233Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden is a spectacular rain forest preserve which is acclaimed as one of the most beautiful areas in Hawaii.
North Kuakini Streetwww.liliuokalanigardens.com(808) 522-7060A magnificent anachronism recalls the gardens of Queen Lili'uokalani and offers space as of old to those who consider space precious.
Akaka Falls State Park
Highway 220www.gohawaii.com/big-island/regions.../akaka-falls-state-park(800) 464-2924Akaka Falls State Park features two amazing waterfalls, Akaka Falls (442 feet) and Kahuna Falls (100 feet).
Volcanoes National Park
Hawaii 11www.nps.gov/havo/index.htm(808) 985-6000Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park displays the results of 70 million years of volcanism, migration, and evolution -- processes that thrust a bare land from the sea and clothed it with unique ecosystems, and a distinct human culture. The park highlights two of the world's most active volcanoes, and offers insights on the birth of the Hawaiian Islands and views of dramatic volcanic landscapes.
Kalapana, HI 96778http://www.hawaiiweb.com/hawaii/kalapana-hawaii-the-big-island.htmlThe small town of Kalapana was once a treasured Hawaiian fishing village. It was also the site of one of the largest and nicest black sand beaches.
Waipio Valley Wagon Tours
45-3565 Mamane Streetwww.waipiovalleywagontours.com1-808-775-9518Join us for an adventure back in time on a mule drawn wagon. Your journey through the majestic and beautiful Waipi'o Valley (Valley of the Kings), heralded as the cradle of Hawaiian civilization. This fully narrated historical and cultural tour lasts 1.5 hours and departs from Neptune Gardens/Last Chance Store off Hwy. 240. Click for map and directions.
Hilo International Airport
hawaii.gov/ito(808) 934-5838Hilo International Airport (IATA: ITO, ICAO: PHTO), formerly General Lyman Field, is owned and operated by the Hawaiʻi state Department of Transportation. Located in Hilo, Hawaiʻi County, the airport encompasses 1,391 acres (563 ha) and is one of two major airports on Hawaiʻi Island and one of five major airports in the state. Hilo International Airport serves most of East Hawaiʻi, including the districts of Hilo and Puna, as well as portions of the districts of Hāmākua and Kaʻū. Most flights to the airport are from Honolulu International Airport by Hawaiian Airlines and go! Mokulele.
Waimea-Kohala Airport Roadhawaii.gov/mue(808) 838-8701During World War II, the Marine Corps built a small airstrip near Kamuela, Hawaii, consisting of a graded and oiled strip 3,000-feet long on land belonging to Parker Ranch. It was designed for use by liaison aircraft in connection with their training operations on Hawaii. This facility was known as Bordelon Field. In order to provide air service to the Waimea district after the war, the area on which this airstrip was situated was leased from Parker Ranch by the Hawaii Aeronautics Commission. Service to Kameula was supplied by a number of non-scheduled operators. The first freight service fully demonstrated the economic feasibilty of an airport at Waimea. This field was not adequate for scheduled passenger service which was felt to be essential to the welfare and develop of the area.
Kona International Airport at Keahole
hawaii.gov/koa(808) 327-9520Kona International Airport is the primary airport on the Island of Hawaii. It serves international, overseas and interisland flights. KOA is located in West Hawaii in Keahole. The Big Island is known for its active volcanoes, orchids, golf courses and scenic coastline. We look forward to welcoming you to Kona.
Honoli'i Beach Park
180 Kahoa Sthttp://www.hawaiiweb.com/hawaii/honolii-beach-park-hawaii-the-big-island.htmlGreat surfing and boogie board beach. A river meets the ocean at the beach.
Punaluu. Black Sand Beach
Punaluu, HIhttp://www.gohawaii.com/big-island/regions-neighborhoods/kau/punaluu-black-sand-beachHave you ever seen a beach with black sand? Because of constant volcanic activity, you'll find white sands, green sands and black sands on Hawaii Island. Located on the southeastern Kau coast, Punaluu Black Sand Beach is one of the most famous black sand beaches in Hawaii.