The Hawaii Store That’s In The Middle Of Nowhere But So Worth The Journey

Before tourism and over-development took hold of the Hawaiian Islands, locals would gather to purchase everyday items and talk story at any of the charming general stores found across the state. Since then, however, many of these once-popular shops have become obsolete, except for the always charming Puako General Store. This unique destination is nestled in the middle of nowhere on Hawaii Island’s northern coast, and while it might be off the beaten path, it is so worth the journey. Read on to see why:

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

The Puako General Store is located at 69-1649 Puako Beach Dr, Waimea, HI 96743, and is open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Want to visit the oldest general store in the state? Head to Maui’s Hana Highway, where you will find the Hasegawa General Store.