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The green sand on Papakōlea.
Naalehu, Hawaii

Papakōlea Beach

Semi-precious green sand on Hawaii's big island.
18.9361, -155.6465
Ka Lae
Naalehu, Hawaii

Ka Lae

The southernmost point in the United States is a beautiful place to look at but a deadly place to wade in.
18.9124, -155.6802
Black Sand Beach
Pahala, Hawaii

Punalu`u Black Sand Beach

This black shoreline is made up of exploded lava particles.
19.1358, -155.5049
Kealakekua, Hawaii

Captain Cook Monument

A controversial memorial at the place where Captain Cook met his violent end.
19.4813, -155.9334
Captain Cook, Hawaii

Place of Refuge

Ancient holy grounds that granted amnesty to all those who stepped inside.
19.4215, -155.9105
'Akaka Falls
Pepeekeo, Hawaii

'Akaka Falls

These picturesque Hawaiian falls are home to a rare species of fish that uses a special sucker to climb up cliffs.
19.8531, -155.1565
The Canada France Hawaii Telescope.
Hilo, Hawaii

Mauna Kea

Earth's tallest volcano is home to a dozen world-class observatories.
19.8244, -155.4733
Parker Ranch
Waimea, Hawaii

Parker Ranch

This Hawaiian cattle ranch acts as a museum devoted to the island cowboys that predate the wild west.
20.0199, -155.6821
Byodo-In Temple.
Kaneohe, Hawaii

Valley of the Temples Memorial Park

An authentic replica of an Asian temple and garden hidden amongst the natural beauty of Hawaii.
21.4348, -157.8279
The final pool emptying into the ocean
Kula, Hawaii

'Ohe'o Gulch Pools (Seven Sacred Pools)

A series of waterfalls and pools flow through the O'heo Gulch and into the ocean.
20.6634, -156.0424
Lahaina, Hawaii

Lahaina Banyan Tree

Take shelter from Hawaii's tropical heat under the massive canopy of largest Banyan tree on the island.
20.8719, -156.6774
Mokolea Lava Pools
Kilauea, Hawaii

Mokolea Lava Pools

Submerged lava formations create incredible waterworks.
22.2250, -159.3823
Spouting Horn Park
Koloa, Hawaii

Spouting Horn

This Hawaiian blowhole is supposedly caused by a trapped monster.
21.8848, -159.4932
Coco Palms Resort
Kapaa, Hawaii

Coco Palms Resort

Kaua'i's very first resort is now an abandoned relic.
22.0488, -159.3358