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Parker Ranch
Big Island Family Activities

Cowboys of Hawaii Horseback Ride, Parker Ranch

Photo by John Fischer, licensed to About.com

Parker Ranch
67-1435 Mamalahoa Hwy.
Kamuela, HI 96743
(808) 885-7655

Parker Ranch website

Read more about the Waimea / Kamuela area on Hawaii's Big Island

Read our review of a horseback ride with Cowboys of Hawaii at Parker Ranch

View our gallery of 32 photos of our horseback ride at Parker Ranch

Read our review of a Parker Ranch Cattle Country Tour

View our gallery of 36 photos of a Parker Ranch Cattle Country Tour

Parker Ranch is one of our nation's oldest and most historic ranches and is counted among the largest ranches in the United States with nearly 250 horses and over 35,000 cattle.

Founded in 1847 by John Parker, a New Englander who jumped ship on the Big Island and married the daughter of a member of the Hawaiian royalty, it is also the home of Hawaii's cowboys - the paniolo. Paniolos are a tough, hard-riding breed who for six generations have worked the Parker Ranch.

The ranch is open daily and features historic home tours, cattle country tours, horseback and ATV rides, shopping and dining.

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