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Waimea Canyon, Kauai, Hawaii

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Hawaii, United States, North America
Kokee Road (Highway. 552 off of Highway 50)
Kauai , Hawaii
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A drive through Waimea Canyon—nicknamed "the Grand Canyon of the Pacific"—is an ideal way to start off the day: Morning offers the best views of the more-than-3,400-foot plunge, and it's also a good idea to avoid the heat of the afternoon. You can drive through and stop along the road to take in the magnificent views, or park your car and hike down any number of trails. Stop by the Kokee Natural History Museum to get a little background on the Kokee area, and pick up a map before you set out on foot (808-335-9975;

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How is this canyon on this island?

Waimea Canyon is really breathtaking. I would suggest going early in the morning, driving past the canyon first so that you can go to the lookout (just a few miles... more