Tradition holds that this massive stone was brought to Hilo from the sacred valley of Wailua, Kauai, centuries ago, and was later used as a test of royal heritage and strength. If the infant of an ali‘i was placed on the stone and didn’t cry, its chiefly status was confirmed. The ability to lift the 2 1/2-ton boulder was also a sign of royal power. Kamehameha is said to have hoisted the stone in 1789. Note: Please don’t sit or stand on the stone, which is considered an important cultural resource.
Hawaii (The Big Island)
Hawaii (The Big Island)› Attraction
In front of the Hilo Public Library, 300 Waianuenue Ave
MapIn front of the Hilo Public Library, 300 Waianuenue Ave Hawaii (The Big Island)
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