"Parker Ranch, in Waimea on Hawaii's Big Island, was founded in 1847. It is one of the oldest ranches in the United States. Spreading approximately 175,000 acres of the island, Parker Ranch is also one of the country.s largest cattle ranches. Today, Parker Ranch offers opportunities for visitors to learn more about the history and culture of the Ranch by visiting the Parker Ranch Visitor Center and Museum and Historic Homes or take a Wagon Ride with Kohala Carriages to one of our oldest stone corrals. For the more adventuresome, Cowboys of Hawaii offers horseback riding and All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) tours also through pastureland under the imposing presence of Mauna Kea and its world class telescopes. After a great day of touring, visitors enjoy stopping into the Parker Ranch Store to pick up a memento of their trip or to get outfitted in Paniolo apparel. There are great shops and restaurants in our Parker Ranch Center to appeal to a variety of tastes and styles."
Submitted by <font face=arial>Grim Rimmer</font>.