Iao Valley State Park
54 S High St, Wailuku, HI 96793, USA
About Iao Valley State Park
The state park is located on 6.2 acres at the end of Iao Valley Road. The Iao Needle (Kūkaemoku), a landmark in the state park, is a vegetation-covered lava remnant rising 2,250 feet (690 m) above sea level.The lao Needle is taller than the Eiffel Tower.
Attractions near Iao Valley State Park
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