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  King Kamehameha
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  • King Kamehameha - Hilo
      King Kamehameha
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  • Time stands still on the Hilo Bayfront - Hilo
      Time stands still on the Hilo Bayfront
    by KiKitC

Driving into Hilo, it's impossible to miss the exapnsive park along the bay. We learned later that the bayfront used to be a busy Japanese town that got washed out by both the tsunamies of 1946 and 1960. After those two devastingly expensive cleanups, it was decided this area would be best used as a park.

There is a statue of King Kamehameha in this park that is like the one on Oahu by the palace. Another interesting piece here is a clock on the side of Kamehameha Street is stopped at the exact time of the 1960 tsunami...1:04 am.

Directions: Kamehameha Street, Hilo bayfront

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  • Updated Apr 19, 2006
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