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Kona Hawaii Temple

70th operating temple
Kona Hawaii Mormon Temple
Physical Address
75-230 Kalani Street
Kailua Kona, Hawaii  96740-1833
United States
Mailing Address
75-230 Kalani St
Kailua Kona, HI  96740-1833
Telephone  808-331-8504
Toll free: 866-344-0727
Facsimile  808-331-0745

Announcement:  7 May 1998
Groundbreaking and Site Dedication:  13 March 1999 by John B. Dickson
Public Open House:  12–15 January 2000
Dedication:  23–24 January 2000 by Gordon B. Hinckley

Site:  7.02 acres (including adjacent meetinghouse).
Exterior Finish:  White marble veneer.
Ordinance Rooms:  Two ordinance rooms (two-stage progressive) and two sealing.
Total Floor Area:  10,700 square feet.

Temple Locale

Clad with bright white marble and surrounded by statuesque palm trees, the Kona Hawaii Temple is a handsome landmark along Queen Ka'ahumanu Highway. The temple is located in the coastal community of Kailua-Kona on the Big Island, just 8 miles south of the Kona International Airport. Built on a hillside above the stake center for the Kona Hawaii Stake, the temple features a pair of staircases flanking a beautiful garden area with palm trees and a terraced water feature.


Temple Facts

The Kona Hawaii Temple was the sixth temple built in Polynesia and the second built in Hawaii, following the Laie Hawaii Temple (1919).

"A temple is a place in which those whom He has chosen are endowed with power from on high—a power which enables us to use our gifts and capabilities—to bring to pass our Heavenly Father's purposes in our own lives and the lives of those we love."
—David B. Haight

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