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Big Island Spotlight: National Parks

There are many national parks to visit when you live on the Big Island.

When you think of the state of Hawaii, its sprawling island landscape may be one of the first elements that comes to mind. Like many people, you probably picture lush fauna and exotic wildlife, all of which thrive together against a background of crystalline blue oceans and sunny, clear skies. Hawaii boasts state-wide pride in its landscapes, which it showcases to visitors and citizens alike through its beautiful national parks. If you are interested in getting to know what it’s like to live on the Big Island, visiting and getting to know more about these fantastic portraits of nature is a great way to start researching!

Rich With History

One of the most notable national parks on the Big Island is the Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park. It was originally created in 1916 and is recognized as the state’s 15th oldest national park in existence. It is not only one of the oldest parks in the state, but it was founded before Hawaii was annexed into the United States and the foundation of Hawaii’s official National Park Service. Both of these other historic Hawaiian moments occurred on August 21, 1959, and August 25, 1969, respectively, while the Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park was established August 1, 1916.

A State-Wide Celebration

One hundred years have officially passed since the foundation of the Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park. As such, this is an exciting moment in Hawaiian history, and the occasion has garnered a wide-scale festival to celebrate the occasion. Whether you live on the Big Island or are interested in homes for sale on the Big Island, this is one festival you can’t afford to miss! This is your chance to learn about and get involved in an important element of your new forever home, and the memories you can forge there will last a lifetime! You will be able to learn about Hawaii’s rich environment and how it connects to the state’s culture.

Many plans lie in store for the celebration, from publications about national park history in Hawaii to movie showings about the other parks scattered throughout the state. The movie showings take place monthly, each tackling a different element of Hawaiian history. There will also be online events for those who are unable to travel directly to the state. This is perfect for those who are interested in learning more about Hawaii before they move but cannot afford travel expenses at the moment. Visitors will be treated to photographs, historical information, artwork and other cultural pieces meant to showcase the Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park’s significance to Hawaiian history. Furthermore, a museum dedicated to the park will be opening later this fall, giving you another reason to plan a visit to the Big Island and take part in an invaluable experience.

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