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Where in Hawaii was Diamond Head with Charlton Heston filmed?

Movies_hawaii_kauai_oahu_diamond_head_Charlton HestonWe talked to the expert, Bob Jasper of Movie Tours Hawaii, who clued us in. The bulk of the scenes in Diamond Head were filmed on Kauai.

The principal photography was done at Kipu Ranch, not all that far from Kauai’s capital city Lihue.  (Kipu Ranch is private property, though it does now offer ATV tours, since it boasts some spectacular views.)

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However, the mansion where Charlton Heston’s character, Richard “King” Howland, resides is a historic plantation manager’s house now owned by Kauai’s land and agricultural company, Grove Farm.  

Jasper sent us some pictures of the house.  As you can see in the close up, it’s in bad shape, though plans are being made to renovate it as a golf club house.

Photos courtesy: Bob Jasper,
Hawaii Movie Tours.

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