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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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Great Birds

If you have any interest in sea birds, spend a couple of hours at Kilauea Lighthouse. The staff is helpful and will lend you pretty good binoculars. There is an informative video... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

If you have any interest in sea birds, spend a couple of hours at Kilauea Lighthouse. The staff is helpful and will lend you pretty good binoculars. There is an informative video. And there is a spectacular viewing area. Great for kids and for handicapped folks as well.

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Pennsylvania
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We stumbled across the lighthouse on our first day exploring Kauai and found it a pleasant little spot. The variety of birds and the scenery are worth the meager cost of entry, and we got some nice photos. It wasn't overly crowded, which was nice. I don't know that I'd need to return for a second visit, but surely worth... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

It's closed on Sunday and Monday but even when it's closed, you can drive up and get great pictures. Cute little place, well signed and easy to find.

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Franklin, Tennessee
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67 reviews 67 reviews
17 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

A great little stop to enjoy the views and learn about the lighthouse's history. The nearby 'island' was so green and the water, so blue! If I remember correctly, it cost $5 each. A title bit of walking from the parking lot but not steep or challenging.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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200 reviews 200 reviews
42 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Take your camera, tripod and all the gear you need to take panoramas, extreme zoom photos and everything in between. Conditions sometimes warrant the use of filters (UV and Polarized). I took some great video here as well. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit! Although the lighthouse is located here, we felt the visit gave us the opportunity to see nature... More 

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Germantown, Tennessee
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167 reviews 167 reviews
57 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

My wife and I loved everything about our visit here. We enjoyed watching several nene, and we learned a lot about them from a wonderful guide. The lighthouse is lovingly restored and affords one wonderful photographic opportunities. The small museum here is well done. The bookstore and gift shop is excellent. All of the posted signs are well written and... More 

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Murray, Utah
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

The tour was very accessible and informative. The staff was well informed and helpful. The view was second to none.

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Pleasanton, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

The lighthouse and the views are beautiful. The lighthouse structure has been restored to original plans where practical. Crashing waves and seascape are worth several photos. Depending on the time and season, whales, spinner dolphins and numerous birds can be seen. This month, April, only a few birds such as Ne-ne were present. The lighthouse restoration was completed last year... More 

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Salt Lake City
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68 reviews 68 reviews
28 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

This was worth the small fee. It would have been better if you were able to get into the light house though. The lady in the gift shop was a little snotty when I asked for a bag for my purchases.. but that was the only negative experience there. They also have several pairs of binoculars you can sign in... More 

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Blue Earth
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75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

What a view! And, if you like birds, ther're are a lot of them to see. We wanted to get into the pretty light house, but were there on a Sunday and it was closed. The lighthouse is not open on Sunday and Monday so plan your visit accordingly if you want to get in. The trip was not wasted,... More 

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