These 11 Unbelievable Ruins In Hawaii Will Transport You To The Past
When people move on and industry crumbles, the remains are often abandoned amid the landscape and Hawaii is no exception. From long-abandoned sugar mills and factories to relics of Hawaiian royalty and religion, Hawaii is home to various abandoned structures. Some of these places have been left to battle with nature for so long that they have become ruins that will almost certainly transport you to a bygone era of Hawaiian history. Slowly crumbling to the ground and being reclaimed by nature, these 11 ruins remind us not only of where we have come from but also of how quickly our surroundings can change if we don’t take care of them.
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There is something strangely beautiful about these abandoned places, don’t you agree? Have you ever visited any of these ruins before? Share your experiences with us in the comments below!
Like any American state, you’ll find several abandoned places across the Hawaiian Islands – from the remains of the Waialee Home for Wayward Boys to the forgotten remnants of Paradise Park, an exotic bird zoo on the island of Oahu that was abandoned and left to battle nature in the early 1990s. Perhaps most famous, however, is Coco Palms Resort, a once-bustling locale on the island of Kauai loved by Elvis Presley but destroyed by Hurricane Iniki in 1992.
Can I visit any abandoned places in Hawaii?
Yes, you certainly can! In addition to the abandoned seismograph station found within the Lyon Arboretum, you can visit the ruins of Kaniakapupu, the summer home owned by Kamehameha III and his wife. While I’ve heard the area is technically off-limits, I stumbled across the ruins when meandering through the bamboo forest on my way to Lulumahu Falls.
With more than 10 years of experience as a professional writer, Megan holds a degree in Mass Media from her home state of Minnesota. After college, she chose to trade in her winter boots for slippahs and moved to the beautiful island of Oahu, where she has been living for more than five years. She lives on the west side but is constantly taking mini-road trips across the island and visits the neighboring islands whenever she can getaway. She loves hiking, snorkeling, locally-grown coffee, and finding the best acai bowl on Oahu.
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