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Kilauea Lighthouse

Kilauea Road, Kauai, HI
808-828-1413
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Ranked #77 of 230 activities in Kauai
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Lighthouses, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
Activities: Birdwatching, Whale watching, Viewing wildlife
Description: Spectacular views surround this historic lighthouse.
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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

If you are driving to the north shore of Kauai make a quick trip off the main highway to Kilauea Lighthouse. The beautiful blue Pacific with views of the waves crashing against the rocky coast are amazing. Best to go Tuesday - Saturday when you can walk out to the lighthouse on the point. Access to the point is closed... More

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 NEW

A neat place to visit. Enjoyed watching the birds, especially the frigatebirds that would hang out up high and dive on unsuspecting birds in order to steal their catch. Saw three Hawaiian geese on the way out. We were able to get very close. There are binoculars that you can borrow, so don't worry if you forgot to bring a... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We were staying in Princeville and Kilauea is only about 10 minutes away. This is a wildlife refuge; so, birds in great numbers can be seen! It's a short walk up to the lighthouse on paved road (just watch out for bird droppings)! It's a great place to bring a camera! We caught a cardinal on camera! The views from... More

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Pune
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We were staying at Nihilani in Princeville, which is close to the lighthouse. First off, friend national park ranger -- very welcoming! Nice little museum of sorts inside. Then, the view - oh the view - amazing! Sheer drop to the vast blue Pacific. Lots of sun, and the waters looked great. Take all that in for hours, if you... More

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Durham, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

The views at this lighthouse were beautiful! It's not a very big park, so you can walk it rather quickly. I would recommend going and talking to one of their great volunteers! We went on the last day of our trip and we were not only educated about the lighthouse construction remodeling and celebrities who contributed to the park, but... More

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cocoa fl
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

This is certainly worth a look as you're driving by. About 2 miles from the main highway. You can see the lighthouse from the lookout spot on the cliff (free)...or drive down the hill to the lower parking area and get up close (and see all the variety of nesting birds) for a $5 fee.You can only tour the lighthouse... More

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Colorado Springs
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

This was a bit of a disappointment. I was expected a more impressive lighthouse. There are small areas to learn more about the wildlife and it is a good location for bird watching and whale watching. I did enjoy our time there but didn't think it was a good value. It can also get very crowded with tour groups.

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Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

While we didn't have a lot of time to spend here, we are glad we made the trip. The nesting birds on the hillside were amazing. And the views out to the sea were really lovely. There were also several nenes grazing which was also very nice.

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Chinky in Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

The panorama at Kilauea Lighthouse is just breathtaking. Boobies & seagulls are riding the wind, nenes are grazing, and the lighthouse itself is an icon in Kauai. It's one of the must-visit area in the Garden Isle.

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Tucson, Arizona
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

The Kilauea Lighthouse is a National Historic site recently renovated back to the original condition. The best part about the location is the scenic view of the North shore on the one side, and the bird nesting areas and flying on the other, with an unobstructed view north out to sea. There was volutees available all the time to help... More

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