This Delightful General Store In Hawaii Will Have You Longing For The Past
Before tourism and overdevelopment 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.
The infamous Hana Highway is littered with incredible landscapes, waterfalls, swimming holes, trails, and beaches – as well as various farms and roadside stands. When you reach Hana, however, you won’t find much in the way of places to stop. Enter the Kaupo General Store: a charming shop that gives you the comfortable and nostalgic feeling you might expect when visiting an old country general store in a rural town. Oh, and snacks.
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The Kaupo General Store is located at 217 Kaupo Road, Hana, HI 96713. Love learning about Hawaii’s old world charm? You’re sure to adore the oldest general store in Hawaii.
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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