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Kilauea Lighthouse

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Address: Kilauea Road, Kauai, HI
Phone Number: 808-828-1413
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Spectacular views surround this historic lighthouse.

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Very Nice..But Closed For Renovations

It's a beautiful and historical lighthouse on the Island, but unfortunately it's closed for renovations when we visited in January. You can, however still view it from the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Neal F
Hartsdale, New York

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Hartsdale, New York
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193 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It's a beautiful and historical lighthouse on the Island, but unfortunately it's closed for renovations when we visited in January. You can, however still view it from the overlook at the entrance.

Thank Neal F
Columbus, Indiana
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20 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The lighthouse is in a wildlife refuge and has been carefully restored. We do like visiting lighthouses so we've been to quite a few and in terms of restoration, this one was absolutely the nicest. Be aware they take their restoration so seriously that you must remove your shoes to take the tour inside. So if that grosses you out... More 

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Port Orford, Oregon
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31 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We thought we would see the lighthouse but there is so much more to see at this site. To the right of the lighthouse there viewing at waves crashing against the rocks and caves. We spent a great amount of time whale watching. They were very active the day of our visit. The lighthouse is beautiful. The lighthouse closed during... More 

Thank Cranwest
Port Angeles, Washington, United States
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184 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were so disappointed that the lighthouse and surrounding grounds were closed until April, but we stopped anyway. You can park for 10 minutes, and stand to view the water and nesting birds. We were also lucky enough to see a pod of whales breaching off shore. We had been before, and it is the most wonderful place to see... More 

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Irving, Texas
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178 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I stopped at the lookout point while driving the north side of the island. There was construction occurring so you could not get to the lighthouse but they look out point was still very beautiful. The area is a whale sanctuary and a great place for whale spotting. We saw quite a bit of whale activity. Remember... More 

Thank Grant W
Campbell River, Canada
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11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful spot to see the ocean and the sea birds around. We witnessed several humpback out on the water as well. Great nature reserve and worth the trip to see.

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Dallas, Texas
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26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Kilauea Lighthouse is a worth a stop on your way to the north shore. The views of the ocean were beautiful with great photo opportunities and lots of wildlife. The various platforms would be a great place to view whales during whale season. We didn't take the lighthouse tour, so I can't comment on the tour. Also there is... More 

Thank Island2013
Grimstad, Norway
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142 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a wildlife refuges with a historic light house located in the north of Kauai. I came a bit late, so the gate to the lighthouse closed (in fact it opens only until 4pm). You supposedly pay if you want to go further. Even though the gate closed, you still can enjoy the landscape to the lighthouse. However I... More 

Thank Dian H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful views and interesting presentation to hear the history of a recently restored landmark. It's worth your time to do the tour.

Thank Gail M
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89 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I read about this being a bird sanctuary which doesn't interest me as much. The views, though, of the ocean and lighthouse were spectacular. Parking was a slight issue. We had to wait about 20 minutes for a parking spot. To the lighthouse staff credit, they kept it very fair and organized. We were unable to take a lighthouse tour... More 

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