Culture and Heritage at Mauna Lani Stories of the past meet the people of the present
Nestled within the piko (spiritual center) of Hawaii’s five great mountains, the land area known as Kalāhuipua‘a carries a legacy that spans centuries. Here, Kamehameha the Great mastered the art of aquaculture in the fabled fishponds and former landowner Francis H. I’i Brown entertained beach boys and professional golfers at the Eva Parker Woods Cottage. Step inside our House of Knowledge, Hale ‘I’ike, to learn the stories of Mauna Lani’s iconic history through our Living Culture team, the keepers of ancestral knowledge.
Go Home with a Story
Ambassador of Aloha
Danny Akaka, affectionately referred to as “Uncle” Danny, is our cultural ambassador and resident historian. When he’s not strumming the ‘ukulele at the Eva Parker Woods Cottage or recounting his favorite stories of Kalāhuipua‘a, you’ll likely find him in the lobby at our House of Knowledge, Hale ‘I’ike.