Where the Train Stopped
You are traveling along Highway 19 on the HiloHamakua Heritage Coast about halfway from Hilo to Honoka‘a and watching for mile marker 25. If you’re paying attention, you’ll notice a large concrete sidewalk. This sidewalk was once the loading platform for the old Laupahoehoe Train Station.
The Laupahoehoe Train Museum and Visitors Center takes you on a trip back in time. In this handsomely restored railroad-employee home, there are photos, artifacts, memorabilia and stories about the many island railroads, sugar plantations and cultures that built the Big Island.
This community-run, all-volunteer museum is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
• Laupahoehoe Train Museum (808) 962-6300