|1 of 3. Waipio Valley - On the North Shore of the
Island of Hawaii was once very heavily populated by Hawaiian's and later
Chinese immigrants. The valley was very active in agriculture and had
churches, restaurants, hotels and a post office. During 1946, a devastating
tsunami swept large waves back into the valley. Most of the people living in
the valley left and today the valley is sparsely populated with a few taro
and vegetable farms. Tour companies offer horseback riding and wagon rides
on the valley floor.