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There's lots to see and do in Hawaii's second largest city!

Akaka Falls
Close to Hilo- click for pics and info. (A)
Farmer's Market
Exotic fruits & flowers.
Click for 50 pictures. (C)

Hilo Zoo & Gardens
Info- Free rain forest zoo.
Includes petting zoo. (G)
Lyman Museum
Pics & info-150 yr. old missionary home. (C)
Pacific Tsunami Museum
Hilo's past. Pics & info (C)
Nani Mau Gardens
Click for pics, maps
& info (G)

Hawaii Tropical
Enter here for info
Imiloa Astronomy Museum ..(B)
Full dome planetarium
Liliuokalani Gardens/ Banyan Drive .(D)
Free- click for pics - map
Rainbow Falls (B)
Pictures, map & info- open site here

Hilo is the largest city on the Big Island of Hawaii and the second largest in the state. It is home to the University of Hawaii at Hilo and is the seat of government for the County of Hawaii, which encompasses the entire Big Island. The town sits at the foot of Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea. The large Hilo Bay has a protective breakwater and the town serves as the port of entry for most goods to the island.

Most visitors to Hilo park near the Bay waterfront and explore old downtown Hilo with its walkable streets, quirky stores, and variety of restaurants. Many of the buildings date from the early 1900's through the 1950's and give Hilo a timeworn charm. The waterfront area around Banyan Drive and Kalanianaole Avenue has hotels, B&B's and inns, parks, and some small beaches. Hilo has several small museums and a zoo. Just outside of town are several waterfalls and botanical gardens including the popular Akaka Falls.

Hilo Bayfront (C)
Scenic & historic Hilo- pics & info here
University of Hawaii
at Hilo (B)
Pictures, maps & info
Historic Hilo Town
Museums, Shopping Farmer's Market
Hilo Hillside Neighborhood/West (B) Older plantation style homes.
New Commercial Area
3 miles of car dealers, hamburgers and a variety of shopping for anything (F)

Where to Eat in Hilo

Hilo Restaurants
Including pictures, menus with prices, Google Maps.

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Where to Stay in Hilo

Hilo accomodations includes pictures, rates, maps.

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Small Inns, B&Bs, Hostels, & Hotels

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