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The Wailua Compex of Heiaus in Wailua River State Park was a site that was once a hub for religious, political, and economic activity developed by early Hawaiians. Four heiaus remain standing which are sacred places of worship each with their own functions such as a place of refuge, birthstone, and a bellstone.

This complex was also once home to Kauai’s ali'i 'ai moku (predominate chief of the island) for the majority of the year — once again a testament to the site’s significance. Wailua River State Park is not only a gorgeous place to visit but also a place to learn more about the amazing history that Kauai is home to!