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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

Spectacular views surround this historic lighthouse.

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Plan in Advance: Tour of the historic Lighthouse Itself

I'd really rather give this an attraction 5 stars. We really enjoyed it. But I have to get my disappointment on the table. We didn't see an albatross or a frigate bird. There... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Godfrey, Illinois

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Godfrey, Illinois
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I'd really rather give this an attraction 5 stars. We really enjoyed it. But I have to get my disappointment on the table. We didn't see an albatross or a frigate bird. There are three part of the attraction: The amazing 180 seascape, the historic lighthouse, and the bird watching. The latter was the biggest deal for me and to... More 

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Chandler, United States
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27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Good visit once you arrive. Task to traverse the roads to arrive at this site, but once there beautiful ocean views. Lighthouse is very well reconditioned. No access to the lighthouse. Only able to walk around and view outside.

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Lafayette, Louisiana, United States
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113 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth the drive from southern part of Kauai. Small parking area, potential for traffic, but well worth it. Look down from overlook to crashing surf below and out to lighthouse. Nearby is a wildlife heritage site. Lots of Nene geese walking around. Bring cameras.

Thank RiverCajun
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77 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a historic site that has great views. Great place if you are a bird lover. Park car and take a short hike.

Thank lv2tvlatl
Santa Clarita, California
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85 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This area (also a wlldlife preserve) provides a protective breeding ground for many Hawaiian seabirds. If you're a birdwatcher, it's one of the few places to see a red footed booby, a Laysan albatross or a wedge tailed shearwater. The coastal area provides a safe haven for the endangered Hawaiian monk seal, the green sea turtle, and, in the winter,... More 

Thank ladydi50CA
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347 reviews
213 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can see the lighthouse from a vantage point outside the national park and you can get a good picture but you really should drive in and buy a ticket. It is only $5 a person and well worth the price. TIP: If you have a National Parks Pass you get in FREE. The area is well maintained and you... More 

Thank wwjd1947
Carlsbad, New Mexico
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119 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice history story. Interesting structure. Very nice setting. Stunning surf. Definitely a must visit. No access to the interior but you can look thru a series of windows.

Thank Diveplan
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent about over an hour taking in the sounds and sights of this lovely lighthouse. The cliffs are full of a varsity of birds, the most recognizable being the Frigate. Saw numerous baby birds tucked under the vegetation as well. The views from all angles are everything you imagine the ocean to be. The lighthouse is stunning, a remarkable... More 

Thank twandalives
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Kilauea Lighthouse is an enjoyable stop, especially for those who like bird watching and appreciate the history of a lighthouse. Note that when you initially drive down the road you will reach an area with parking spots and a fence lined area that overlooks the peninsula that the lighthouse sits on. You cannot park your car here and then... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This light house is a wonderful place to visit. Short walk from where you park you car. Costs $5. Has a nice gift shop to purchase art made by local artist Patrick Ching. Great views and bird sanctuary. They have a video of how the light house was built and the complete history and all about the bird sanctuary. A... More 

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