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After Dark in the Park: World Heritage

October 22, 2012, 12:15 AM HST
* Updated September 8, 7:11 PM
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This island is full of beauty and awe inspiring sights.

It’s no surprise that 25 years ago, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park was acknowledged by the world to be an incredible value to all of humanity.

The park was recognized as one of 21 World Heritage sites in the United States.

On Wednesday at 7 p.m., the park will host a special “After Dark in the Park” lecture with National Geographic Traveler editor Jonathan Tourtellot for an overview of World Heritage Sites.

The event is free and takes place in the Kilauea Visitor Center Auditorium located near the Volcanoes National Park entrance.

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Another World Heritage event takes place the next day on Thursday at the Fairmont Orchid in South Kohala from 1 to 4 p.m.

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A roundtable discussion will take place with Tourtellot, Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park staff and travel industry leaders. Learn how to capitalize on the cache of having a World Heritage site on this isle.

Reservations are being accepted for this free event; call 985-6018 for more information. The Fairmont Orchid is located at 1 North Kaniku Drive on the Kohala Coast.

There are 962 World Heritage sites worldwide, and Hawaii has two of them. Besides the National Park, Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument, is another beaut of a site. Lucky we live Hawaii, eh?

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