The Ranch was founded in 1847 by John Palmer Parker, who arrived on the Big Island from Massachusetts. After marrying the granddaughter of King Kamehameha I, Kipikane, he purchased their first two acres of land for $10. Six generations of the Parkers owned and operated the Ranch until the passing of Richard Palmer Parker in 1992. The Ranch is now owned by the Parker Ranch Foundation Trust.
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If you are staying at Holualoa Inn, it's a short 35-minute drive to Waimea, where Parker Ranch is headquartered. Depending on the time of year, you might be able to catch a local rodeo at the Ranch, or tour some of the ranch's historic homes. Parker Ranch Shopping Center features plenty of Ranch souvenirs and memorabilia. The Paniolo Heritage Center at Pukalani Stables showcases the Paniolo Hall of Fame.
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