Located in Hilo . . so while your in Hilo it's worth swinging by there plus a beautiful river that flows into the ocean on the north side of hilo.
Located in the center of HIlo, easy parking and very accessible. Rarinbows best seen in the morning
Great waterfall over on the Hilo side of the island you do not have to hike to. Great to take kids and grandparents.
Rainbow Falls is a waterfall located in Hilo, Hawaii. It is 80 ft tall and almost 100 ft in diameter. The falls are part of the Hawai'i State Parks. There is no fee to see the falls. At Rainbow Falls, the Wailuku River rushes into a large pool below.
“Great outdoor market with tons of local produce and goods. Definitely worth checking out when in the Hilo side. ”
“The Pacific Tsunami Museum is a museum in Hilo, Hawaii dedicated to the history of the April 1, 1946 Pacific tsunami and the May 23, 1960 Chilean tsunami which devastated much of the east coast of the Big Island, especially Hilo.”
“Akaka Falls Park is about 11 miles north of Hilo on the Hamakua Coast. You can actually see 2 waterfalls ! A short walk involved but well worth it with lush plants and trees. Nice views on the way up to and from the falls. (Fee I think is $5/car) Yes a beautiful drive !”
“Something for everyone. Great hiking and walking trails. Small museum. Have lunch at the Volcano house on the rim of the crater.”