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Kilauea Lighthouse

Kilauea Road, Kauai, HI
808-828-1413
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Ranked #77 of 231 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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Beaumont, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Our family of 5 (grandma, 2 kids, my husband and I) visited the Kilauea Lighthouse upon recommendation of a family friend. We were so happy we made the stop. Do be mindful of the hours and days of the week they offer tours of the lighthouse. We weren't, but still had a great time. We arrived at 3pm and it... More

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Princeville, Hawaii
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Nice little break from the water to walk around the grounds. Nice staff, cute little gift shop and nice bird watching.

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McHenry, Illinois
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51 reviews 51 reviews
32 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The lighthouse is on a point with a beautiful view of the water and nearby bird sanctuary. In the town of Kilauea off Kolo Road. The view is just amazing!!!!!

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Seattle, Washington
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

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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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

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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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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75 reviews 75 reviews
34 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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