Discounts and free attractions in Lihue
While small in size, the community of Lihue is big on culture and entertaining attractions. It also has strong historical significance, serving as home to sites like the Menehune Fishpond and an old plantation estate. Visitors can traverse this Hawaiian destination with the help of one of Thrifty Car Rental's Lihue rental cars and, right now, you can get Lihue deals on these already affordable travel options. Then, use your vehicle to get you to these free tourist attractions:
Take a Lihue car rental a few minutes outside of town to reach Nawiliwili, where you can find the Menehune (also known as Alekoko) Fishpond. It was built from stone about 1,000 years ago and has since joined the list of the National Register of Historic Places. It's a model of ancient aquaculture - a way to catch fish more easily and efficiently. Legend has it that the pond was built in just one night by the Menehune people, who hid in the forest and were engineering geniuses. It's said they did so by forming a 25-mile line of workers who passed the stones one-by-one from their village to the pond site.
Kokee Natural History Museum
Drive your Lihue car rental along Kokee Road until you get to the Kokee Natural History Museum, where admission is free of charge. The institution highlights the stunning nature and history of the area's state park through permanent and rotating exhibits that cover subject matter such as the culture of the Hawaiian Archipelago and the history of the Waimea Canyon. At this museum, visitors can also pick up a trail map that will lead them through self-guided tours of the Kokee State Park. After you've pursued the galleries, stop by the craft shop and bookstore for a little window shopping.