Cook Landing Site

Local nameCook Landing Site
LocationWaimea, Kauai County, Hawaii, United States

The Cook Landing Site in Waimea on Kauaʻi island in Hawaii, is where Captain James Cook landed at the mouth of the Waimea River on January 20, 1778. Cook was the first European reported to have sighted the Hawaiian Islands, and the January 20 landfall on southwestern Kauaʻi was his first arrival upon Hawaiian soil. Cook Landing Site was registered as a National Historic Landmark on December 29, 1962. The landing is principally commemorated at Hofgaard Park, a small county park located near the supposed landing site.

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Address 9944 Kahakai Rd, Waimea 96796, United States

Coordinates 21°57'8.961" N -159°39'59.808" E

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