Discover Where the Train Stopped
As you travel along Highway 19 on the HiloHamakua Heritage Coast about halfway from Hilo to Honoka‘a, keep an eye out for mile marker 25. If you’re paying attention, you’ll notice a large concrete sidewalk that 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, allvolunteer museum is open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. MondayFriday, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
• Laupahoehoe Train Museum (808) 962-6300