- TripBuzz found 78 things to do with kids in or near Captain Cook, Hawaii, including 67 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Kailua-Kona, Kealakekua, Holualoa and Keauhou.
- From Kona Coffee Living History Farm to Ueshima Coffee Company, the Captain Cook area offers 51 different types of family activities, including: Farms & Ranches, History Museums, Bay and Botanical Gardens.
- Captain Cook is actually a Census Designated Place rather than an actual village situated along the west shore of the big island of Hawaii. The area was originally the site of the Captain Cook Coffee Company in the early 1900s and derives its name from the business even though it no longer exists. Most of Captain Cook is rural with attractions that revolve around the area's natural beauty.
The only establishment of this kind in America, Kona Coffee Living History Farm was founded in the 1920's. The visitors can walk through the coffee orchards, and can sample the beans themselves. A living history program and artifacts complete the tour.
Ueshima Coffee Company is a Japanese firm whose Hawaiian branch specializes in manufacturing and selling Kona Coffee. The company also offers the visitors a guided tour of the estate as well as the opportunity to roast their own personal brand of coffee.
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Highway 11 just south of Kealakekua, Captain Cook, HI 96704 MoreLess Info
The H.N. Greenwell Store Museum, owned and operated by the Kona Historical Society, offers visitors a glimpse into the daily life of the multi-ethinc community of late 19th-century Hawaii with numerous replicas of ancient goods and equipment with interpreters dresed in period costumes.
Kealia Ranch is a 12,000 acre working cattle ranch that was founded in 1915. Today, the Ranch offers diverse activities from ranching to wild game hunting, farming of cacao and coffee, to working to save endangered Hawaiian birdlife.
Ohana Farm Orchards is a family owned 16 acre farm. The farm has 650 macadamia nut trees, 42 avocado trees, and 650 young coffee trees. Visitors can purchase products produced on the farm and tour the grounds.
Kealakekua Bay is a conservation district for marine life and is the site of multiple arecheological and historical sites including religious temples and the Captain Cook Mountain. Visitors can enjoy a number of outdoor activities here which include kayaking, snorkeling and scuba diving.
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Overlooking the Kealakekua Bay and the National Park, Paleaku Gardens Peace Sanctuary is home to a wide range of tropical plants and orchids as well as many ancient Hawaiian petroglyphs and Tibetan Sand paintings which can be reached through the paved walking trails that line the gardens.
The Captain Cook Monument is a white stone memorial erected in the memory of Captain James Cook and marks the site where he was supposedly killed but not buried. The monument is accessible through a kayak or a downward hike and the surrounding waters are good for snorkeling.