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Hilo is the county seat of The Big Island in the county of Hawai’i and is located in the District of South Hilo. Hilo is a city of approximately 43,000 people. Hilo sits on the beautiful Hilo Bay and is situated at the edge of two volcanoes; Mauna Kea, a dormant volcano, which is one of the world’s most important mountain top based astronomical observatories, and Mauna Loa, an active volcano.

Hilo has a long history and a strong Hawaiian culture which makes it the perfect place to host the Merrie Monarch festival, which celebrates ancient and modern Hula. The festival lasts for a full week after the Easter celebration.
Hilo is home to the University of Hawai’i at Hilo and many other great landmarks. See the list of links for many places to see while on your visy to Hilo.