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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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beautiful view

We did not had a chance to actually approach the light house on Sunday, but the view from the entrance made the trip worthwhile.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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Sugar Land, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

We did not had a chance to actually approach the light house on Sunday, but the view from the entrance made the trip worthwhile.

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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The lighthouse is located within a wildlife preserve, where one might find albatross, nenes, and other birds. Admission is $5. You cannot go inside the lighthouse, but the views from the point are certainly worth the trip. This is a quick 20 minute stop, rather than an all-day destination, unless one is a bird-watcher. There is a gift shop with... More 

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La Crosse
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

If you want to go into the park, don't go before 10a.m. the gate is closed and not much parking is available, but you can still see the Lighthouse at the look-out at a distance. Otherwise there is a parking lot with a short walk to get up close. The views from this point is wonderful! We even watched an... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

As an attraction, this really isn't above average--it is just a lighthouse (admittedly a very nice old lighthouse) with a couple of little huts selling maps and touristy items. But you come for the view from the point--you can see miles and miles down the coast in each direction, and looking down you can see beutiful little inlets with the... More 

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Peoria, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Though you can visit the lighthouse (non-working) 10-4 Tuesday-Saturday -- you can only walk around the area. To see inside the lighthouse you must be part of a tour - these operate only on Wed and Sat and book up quickly. Tours were fully booked so we were limited to the exterior - which was still fabulous. The views from... More 

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California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Visited today on way back from Hanalei Beach. The view was amazing and the numbers of birds uncountable. Saw some gwese too. Sky was very clear so we could see a long way. Lighthouse was in very good shape. Lucky find.

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Columbus, OH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Kim was our tour guide, and she's one of those people who is so passionate and doing exactly what they should be doing in life -- a joy to witness! We learned so much about the lighthouse, the history of how it came to be, and how that history fit into Kauai's story. Kim had historic photos to pass around.... More 

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Winnipeg, Manitoba
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

There was a wonderful volunteer Nicki who told us all about the life of an albatross and we got to see two through the telescope who were almost ready to take flight for 3-5 years! We talked about whales since we had seen so many in Maui in January and she said this was a great point to see them.... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

You will see Wedge Tail Shearwaters (who make the howling sound you will hear), Red Footed Boobies, Tropicbirds, and Great Frigate birds. The day I visited, a Ranger, who is placed there to study these birds, was available to talk with. The Lighthouse tour (free with admission), was interesting considering its historical significance, how it was built, and an inside... More 

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Surprise, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

The lighthouse is very scenic and there are lots of birds that you can see in the area. It looked like in the winter maybe you could also see whales from that viewpoint from the reading material. Easily accessible to anyone.

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Additional Information about Kilauea Lighthouse

Address: Kilauea Road, Kauai, HI
Phone Number: 808-828-1413
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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