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Kualoa Ranch - One of the Most Beautiful Locations in Oahu, Hawaii

Kualoa Ranch - Oahu, HawaiiKualoa Ranch is a working cattle ranch located in the picturesque Kualoa Valley, on the windward coast of Oahu, Hawaii. It was established in 1850, covering 4,000 acres.

The ranch is privately owned but is open to the public for various recreational activities including horseback riding, ATV tours and hiking. The site is one of Oahu's most beautiful locations, known for its breathtaking views of steep mountain ranges, rolling meadowlands and coastline with nearby islands including Mokolii or Chinaman's Hat.

Kualoa Ranch has been used as backdrop for various films and television series such as Jurassic Park, Mighty Joe Young, Pearl Harbor, Windtalkers, Godzilla, 50 First Dates, Hawaii Five-O and Lost. Signs mark the various locations used for filming.

The area is also home to several cultural heritage sites such as the sacred drums of Kapahuula and Kaahu-ulapunawai as well as the sacred Hill of Kauakahi-a-Kaho'owaha, the key to the sovereignty of the Kingdom of Oahu.

The ranch is owned and managed by the Morgan Family who strive to be role model stewards of the ‘āina (land), by preserving and protecting it from development. Kualoa Ranch is located at 49–560 Kamehameha Highway. It is just under an hour from Waikiki on the east coast of Oahu. It is open daily, except Christmas and New Year's Day. Various tour and activity packages available.

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