What’s your pleasure? Hilo has everything a vacation needs to make it special. Tap into the past with museums that give history new life. Tap into the future at a state-of-the-art astronomy center, where a three dimensional universe bursts into your senses. Surf before lunch, golf before dinner. Meander through tropical botanical gardens as rich with life and color as the ocean you can snorkel. Hike around a volcano’s rim, and through pristine snow at the roof of the Pacific. Kayak over the surf and make friends with the dolphins. In East Hawaii there are opportunities to pursue, challenges to meet and memories to create.
‘Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawaii
‘Imiloa is a comprehensive facility that showcases the connections between Hawaiian culture and today’s astronomical research conducted at Maunakea.
Hawaii Museum of Contemporary Art
The Hawaii Museum of Contemporary Art (“HMOCA”) exhibition galleries showcase local arts, culture, theater, special events as well as exhibitions from around the world.
Hawaii Plantation Museum
The Hawai‘i Plantation Museum tells the story of the establishment of the sugar industry on the Big Island.
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
Over 2,000 tropical plant species, representing more than 125 families and 750 general, are found in this one-of-a-kind garden!
Hilo Farmers Market
The Hilo Farmers Market is a must-see experience when you are on the Big Island.
Lyman Museum & Mission House
Visit the Lyman Museum and Mission House, the oldest wood frame building on the Big Island that tells the story of Hawai`i, its islands and its people.
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Ka’u Coffee Mill
Ka’u Coffee Mill, LLC is a full service coffee mill providing services and retail sales in the district of Ka’u on the Island of Hawaii. The retail shop provides free tours of coffee orchards, milling, and roasting.
Pacific Tsunami Museum
The Pacific Tsunami Museum provides residents and visitors with much needed tsunami education and awareness.
World Botanical Gardens and Waterfalls
Visit World Botanical Gardens and the spectacular triple-tiered Umauma Falls, acclaimed as Hawaii’s most beautiful waterfall.
Umauma Falls & Zipline eXperience
Umauma Falls & ZipLine eXperience is the one unforgettable memory you’ve been longing to create with your family and friends while on the Big Island.