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Kilauea Lighthouse

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Address: Kilauea Road, Kauai, HI
Phone Number: 808-828-1413
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Activities: Birdwatching, Viewing wildlife, Whale watching
Description: Spectacular views surround this historic lighthouse.
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Kilauea is the lighthouse to see on Kauai! Real nature preserve!!

Kilauea Lighthouse, no longer is use, but is still a MUST SEE on Kauai. It also is a nature preserve and a great place to see a great variety of birds. In season, on other... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Plano, TX, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Kilauea Lighthouse, no longer is use, but is still a MUST SEE on Kauai. It also is a nature preserve and a great place to see a great variety of birds. In season, on other trips, I have observed whales in the water near here. Its a MUST for bird watchers and also has many flora varities and signs that... More 

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SHELBYVILLE
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Didn't go down to the lighthouse but took pictures from an overlook that looked like a postcard. Was $5.00 admission to go to the lighthouse itself and a walk from a parking lot we could see from the overlook that was longer than we wanted to make. The view from the overlook was worth the trip.

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Springville, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

It's worth the $5 a person to see the beautiful views here. You are on the northernmost point of the state of Hawaii. We loved seeing all the different birds. There were babies in the plants along the walkway. Soo cute! It was interesting to learn about the restoration of the lighthouse. We didn't get there in time for an... More 

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North Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

For the bird-lovers, we saw nenes (Hawaii's endangered endemic goose), fluffy wedge-tailed shearwater chicks, red-footed boobies, brown boobies, frigatebirds, and tropicbirds. At other times of the year you can see Laysan albatross. Even if you aren't particularly fond of birds, he scenery is spectacular. Well worth a visit!

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Gilbert, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

My family & I visited the Kilauea Lighthouse about 2 years ago & really enjoyed it, so on a recent trip to the island with my boyfriend, I decided to stop by again so he could enjoy it as well. For those not wanting to enter the Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge, there was a small parking lot (about 5... More 

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la
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Federal park worth visiting with family to see classic lighthouse with video explanation and free binoculars for better seeing the surrounding bluffs and sea. Cost is 5$

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Greer, SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We almost eliminated this site from our agenda as it was raining the whole drive to Kilauea. It was still raining when we reached the first overlook to the lighthouse. The two minute drive from the lookout to the lighthouse was enough time for the weather to completely change to beautiful blue skies. So, do not let the weather conditions... More 

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Jensen Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

As our stay on Kauai was for several weeks, we had the opportunity to come back to Kilauea Lighthouse after finding it was closed on Monday. A tour group was highly disappointed to find this factoid out too, though, not having the opportunity to revisit. The best you can do is to take photos by the outer gate, which by... More 

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Something about lighthouses has always intrigued me. Plus, a friend who had lived on Kaua'i for nearly 20 years said to visit here. We had a gorgeous clear day. We found parking, but it's sort of haphazard. We parked on a grassy area. We were thrilled to learn we could use our military pass to enter this national park. On... More 

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Chandler, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

We were more interested in the birds than the actual lighthouse, although the lighthouse is a unique and interesting feature. We actually saw a green sea turtle in the waters below, as well as various sea birds, including the unlikely finding of an Albatross. The overall scene is remarkable. Well worth the small fee for admission. Recommend it.

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