The largest of the eight Hawaiian Islands, the Big Island of Hawaii matches its geographic size with an extraordinary selection of attractions and sites. Hawaii real estate and homes for sale on the Big Island are all located within a day trip of all that this destination has to offer. The only currently erupting volcano in the entire United States is on the Big Island of Hawaii; Kilauea has been active since the mid eighties. The twin peaks of Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea are both more than ten thousand feet tall; measured from their bases on the ocean floor, they are actually taller than Mount Everest. The ancient Hawaiian culture is alive and well; several ancient temples and other cultural sites can be found on the Big Island.
Nature enthusiasts can enjoy the Hilo Tropical Gardens, Hawaii Tropical Botanical Gardens, which is located in a tropical valley and is home to a real rainforest, and Nani Mau Gardens, or the World Botanical Gardens, which are the largest botanical gardens in the entire state of Hawaii. The Ellison S. Onizuka Space Center was built in Kailua-Kona to honor Hawaii-born astronaut Ellison Onizuka, who perished in the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster. The Pacific Tsunami Museum is home to a series of displays and exhibits that catalog the past and to a certain extent the future of tsunamis, their consequences, and their causes. One final attraction is The Panaewa Rainforest Zoo, which is the only American zoo built in a tropical rain forest and offers such exhibits as a rare white Siberian tigers. Our Many people love staying in big island vacation rentals when thay are house hunting. If you are not finding your dream home here you can search all Big Island Hawaii real estate listings of all Hawaii homes for sale courtesy of American Dream Realty.