National Parks / Natural World in HILO with kids

The world has some incredible natural wonders, and luckily for you, Hilo has some incredible places to visit with kids right on your doorstep….and you won’t want to forget your camera!

The national and state parks in and around Hilo, Hawaii offer an incredible variety of experiences for children.  Some parks protect a unique and diverse wilderness, teeming with wildlife which is always a thrill for kids!

Some parks protect incredible fascinating and significant historical sites, where the family can go back in time through American history…who says the learning as to stop on a family day out!

Even the city of Hilo itself has smaller parks perfect for a quick trip into nature.  You don’t even need to leave the city to have that park experience - and kids LOVE them!

Shut those televisions off and put those computer games away….the great outdoors is calling and it’s calling YOU!

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  • Hawaii Volcanos

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    (32 miles) Hawaii

    Hawaii 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, ...

  • Dolphin Discoveries

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    (58 miles) Kailua Kona

    Have you ever dreamed of swimming eye to eye with a dolphin? So have we! And we hope to make that dream come true for you! We\'ve been on the water with the spinner dolphins in Kona for 15 years and ...

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  • The Pacific Tsunami Museum

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    Hilo

    The museum features a series of in-house permanent exhibits that interpret the tsunami phenomena, the Pacific Tsunami Warning system, the history of tsunamis in the Pacific Basin, tsunamis of the ...

  • Laupahoehoe Train Museum

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    (18 miles) Laupahoehoe

    The Laupahoehoe Train Museum and visitors\' center opened on March 1, 1998, and celebrates the story of Hawai\'i\'s railroads, as well as the rich history of the Hamakua Coast.

  • Panaewa Rainforest Zoo and Gardens

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    (8 miles) Keaau

    Pana`ewa Rainforest Zoo & Gardens is located off Hwy. 11 in Hilo on the island of Hawaii It is the only natural tropical rainforest zoo in the United States. One of the many fun family places to go ...

  • Dolphin Quest

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    (54 miles) Waikoloa

    Feel the thrill of a lifetime as you touch, swim with and even kiss a dolphin! Let loose, laugh and have loads of fun swimming with dolphins in Hawaii!

  • Pa'ani Ranch and ATV Adventures

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    (11 miles) Keaau

    Hawaiian adventures with ziplines, horseback and ATV tours! Also programs for kids including wagon tours, pond pole fishing, pony rides, & a petting zoo!

  • Parker Ranch

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    (43 miles) Kamuela

    Parker Ranch on the Big Island of Hawaii is home of the Hawaiian cowboy: ka aina o ka paniolo. The Parker Ranch story is a road from Hawaiian history to modern day life in Hawaii. Parker Ranch offers ...

  • Kahua Ranch

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    (43 miles) Kamuela

    Whether you want to explore the countryside on an ATV, or stroll through the pastures on horseback, you will be amazed by the natural beauty from the Kehena Rainforest to the Pohakuloa Desert with ...

  • Pu'uhonua Honaunau Historic Park

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    (57 miles) Captain Cook

    Visit a sacred site in Hawaii that features some of the most significant traditional sites across all of the islands! Historic fun for kids.

  • Kaloko-Honokohau Historical Park

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    (61 miles) Kailua Kona

    Along the western coastline of the Island of Hawai'i lies the hot, rugged lava of Kaloko-Honokohau.The reason was, perhaps, a spiritual one.Perhaps you too will experience this spirit on your visit ...

  • Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawaii

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    (2 miles) Hilo

    Since opening, â

  • Maui Cave Adventures

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    (95 miles) Hana

    A fun family adventure underground in an amazing lavascape. This Hawaiian attraction is year round fun and exciting for all ages!