Captain James Cook Monument: Good History, Great Location|
The Captain James Cook Monument, located in Hofgard Park in the town
of Waimea (which is on the western side of Kauai island), stands to
acknowledge the first "white man" to step foot on the Hawaiian
islands. He arrived with his ships Resolution and Discovery in 1778.
He died a year later, still in Hawaii. Historic downtown Waimea is a
great location to recognize the man who forever changed the course of
Whether you're going to be in Waimea
anyway or you make a special trip to see the Captain
James Cook Monument, if you're on the island of
Kauai, a stop here should be on your agenda. While the statue is a
replica of one in Captain Cook's hometown in England, there are a lot
of things in the area to see and do in addition to just seeing the
statue. From shops to restaurants to the beauty of the natural
landscape, Waimea has a lot to offer tourists.
Waimea is a little out of the way, but if you're looking for something
a little off the beaten path, a place that not a lot of tourists
visit, the Captain James Cook Monument is a great place that isn't
ever too crowded. A lot of people do visit, though. While you might
not think a place like this would attract a lot of people, there are
many who are interested in the history of Hawaii. And those who are
interested in that, are usually interested in Captain James Cook and
the role he played in changing Hawaii.