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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Activities: Birdwatching, Whale watching, Viewing wildlife
Description: Spectacular views surround this historic lighthouse.

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Absolutely Beautiful!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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Blue Earth
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121 reviews 121 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

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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Burnaby, Canada
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The views here are exceptional. We were early in arriving and watched the boobies at the lookout, before entering the wildlife reserve. Once inside we were rewarded with phenomenal views of the ocean and the island directly in front of the light house. We saw all the birds that were listed with the exception of the shearwater. Albatrosses flew within... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I just love lighthouses and this one is beautiful! Located on the northern-most point in the Hawaiian islands, it is a historical spot. Unfortunately we did not know about the tours, which are only on Wednesdays - we were there on a Friday. Tours begin at 10:00 am and last until 2:00 pm. Only 15 people are allowed up at... More 

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Evanston, IL
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Phenomenal 270 degree views of giant waves crashing on the rocks. Also a great vantage point for whale watching. Binoculars are provided free for use at the office.

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Springfield, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

It's worth going just to see the lookout at the lighthouse on the point. The birds are flying below you to the cliff. The ocean is churning out past the lighthouse. Get great pictures. The wildlife preserve was closed on the day we were there.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

The views and the birdlife at Kilauea Lighthouse are among the most stunningly beautiful things I've ever seen. There is a small building that offers a video on the history of the lighthouse, and binoculars are available to borrow at no cost. It can be windy, but that just adds to the sense of freedom and wildness of the place.... More 

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Prince Albert, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We spent a about 1 hour or so at the light house to watching for whales, birds and the beautiful views of the north shore. Admission was $5 US Children 5 & under are free. Be prepared to wait in a traffic to get a place to park, we waited about 15 minutes to get down to the parking lot.... More 

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Az
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

It's ok but relative to other scenery in the area it's only fair. Five bucks per person to get in and you'll be there maybe 30 minutes tops. There are lots of very friendly and knowledgeable park rangers.

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Vernon, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Read great things about this place, but after 2 attempts we still have not seen inside the lighthouse. Last year we drove all the way from Poipu to find out the lighthouse was closed that day. So took pictures from the lookout. This year drove again on the day we thought it would be open to find out all tours... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I arrived just as the 10 am tour was entering the lighthouse. I went to inquire about the next tour at 11. Turns out the tours are only for 15 people each hour. I get that it's a small space, and that's all you can hold. The problem I have with their system is, that they only have the sign... More 

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