Kualoa Rach mountains

Movie Buffs Will Love Exploring This Hawaiian Nature Reserve

By Maddie Brown


In Oahu, Hawaii, there is a must-visit attraction for movie buffs: Kualoa Ranch, a 4,000-acre private nature reserve and cattle ranch that has a legendary claim to Hollywood fame.
In the 1950s, Kualoa Ranch started being used as a filming site for movies and TV shows such as "Pearl Harbor," "50 First Dates," "Lost," "Magnum P.I.," and "Hawaii Five-0."
Notably, it was also one of the key filming locations for "Jurassic Park." With its sublime valleys and coastal surroundings, it's no surprise that Kualoa Ranch rose to stardom.
The Kualoa Ranch: Hollywood Movie Sites Tour transports visitors to some of cinema history's most iconic film sets. Prices start at $54.95 for adults and $39.95 for kids ages 3-12.
This tour provides an inside look at major backdrops from blockbuster movies and TV shows and a stop at a World War II army bunker containing film props and memorabilia.
Kualoa Ranch also boasts a variety of spectacular adventures such as electronic bike, UTV, horseback, zip-line excursions, and the Ocean Voyage tour hosted on a catamaran.