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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, Whale watching, Viewing wildlife
Description: Spectacular views surround this historic lighthouse.

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Beautiful but limited parking

We viewed the lighthouse from the hill as there is limited parking inside the gated area and you are not allowed to park outside the gate and walk down to the lighthouse. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Minnesota
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

We viewed the lighthouse from the hill as there is limited parking inside the gated area and you are not allowed to park outside the gate and walk down to the lighthouse. The view from the hill is just wonderful and we could see whales in the distance. It is a nice drive on a nice road and worth the... More 

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san Diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

The wildlife sanctuary that surrounds this lighthouse is amazing in itself.The views are spectacular on the point where the lighthouse sits.Breathtaking is an understatement.Its costs $5 to enter the wildlife sanctuary and tour the lighthouse..money well spent.The parking is not so great and the road in is precarious to say the least.I have never ssen such a spectacular view in... More 

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Ridgetown
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

This is one of the must-see things in the northern part of Kauai. The lighthouse is beautiful and nicely restored. I particularly liked the story of how the lighthouse saved the early aviators flying to Hawaii. The views are great and there are lots of birds. You may see whales (though we did not) and there are binoculars available for... More 

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Visited here on a holiday weekend so free entry, but the usual fee is not much and well worth it for access to this site. The lighthouse itself has an interesting history, explained on one of two very good videos, or you can join a guided tour (further charge). Around the perimeter of the site are several info boards on... More 

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Honolulu, HI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

The lighthouse itself is very well restored and there was a nice story at the lighthouse explaining it's history. There are free binoculars to see the peak across the water which is a bird sanctuary. A small gift shop also has a lot of information about the lighthouse and the island. The views are spectacular and there are park guides... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

The best view of the lighthouse is from outside the gates so you get the landscape and the ocean. It is beautiful and impressive. Take the time to view the lighthouse up close too. Beautiful area.

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salt spring island,bc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 via mobile

Nice spot and easy to get to but only open from 10 to 4. However you can see a lot from the entrance parking lot

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Singapore
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

We turned off the Highway at Kolo Road and followed the Lighthouse signs. The first viewpoint is just outside the gated entrance where you can get a windswept view of the Lighthouse from afar - you can also see all the different types of birds flying along the coastal walls. You could spot with binos the red footed booby &... More 

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Orange, California
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Great stop to take a quick stroll and see the lighthouse. Very cool restored lighthouse from back in the early 1900's. The views from the point are fantastic.

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Kingsport, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

We drove up from Lihue to see the lighthouse. We were absolutely stunned by the views from the promontory. To the east was the Kilauea Wildlight refuge with 100's of birds dotted the hillside over the ocean. To the west lay some of the most beautiful coastline I have ever seen. And to the north, beyond the lighthouse, stretches literally... More 

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