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Kilauea Lighthouse

Kilauea Road, Kauai, HI
808-828-1413
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Ranked #83 of 232 Activities in Kauai
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Lighthouses, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
Activities: Birdwatching, Whale watching, Viewing wildlife
Description: Spectacular views surround this historic lighthouse.
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Phoenix, Arizona
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

There were 5 in our group and everyone of us enjoyed the walk up to the lighthouse. From looking at the ocean, to the beaches to the national wildlife bird refuge, there is a lot to see! It only cost $5 per person to go in and the views are breath taking! The have a gift shop and a they... More

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Houston, Texas
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

The Kilauea Lighthouse is located in the north shore part of Kauai. Very easy to find off the highway. They are open Tues. - Sat. 10 - 4. There is a $5 charge per person. The lighthouse sits on the most northern peninsula of all the Hawaiian islands. It is a protected Wildlife Sanctuary and there are tons of birds... More

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Haiku, Hawaii
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

The views from this location are incredible. The wildlife is beautiful. Big surprise for me. Don't miss this. You will love it. The lighthouse is stunning! They are opened from Tues-Sat 10-4 pm. Photographers Paradise

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Union, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I visited this area with a friend. It located at the end of Kilauea Rd. off Rt. 56 on the northern side of Kaui. The view from the parking area/lookout is very nice. The Lighthouse sits in a Park that closed around 4:00 pm so try to get there early enough to go inside.

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Northern California, USA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

It was easy to find & there was a comfortable amount of parking. The lighthouse was newly painted & restored. It looked lovely against the blue sky & ocean. We enjoyed the tour on Wednesday. It was informative & fun to climb the spiral stairs to peak out at lens level.

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Logan, Ohio
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11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This was somewhat cool! Being a 31 year old newly wed, I wasn't sure what to expect. It was an old historic lighthouse, if that's your thing! Bird watching is cool, lots of birds around also, seeing how it's a natural bird sanctuary! If you are looking for thrill, look elsewhere, other than that, it's neat to see!

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Irvine, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Everything about this attraction is just beautiful. Located not too far from where we stayed (North shore) and it's very easy to find. The parking seems to be ample and the place is very clean. The staff are very nice and they will take the time to talk to you and give some information about the lighthouse and the wildlife... More

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Napa, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

This beautifully restored lighthouse sits on the northern most point of the island chain. Walking up the path to the lighthouse we were treated to the sight of frigate birds turning high above us. There are binoculars available to get a closer look at the many birds and to maybe spy out a dolphin swimming in the waters below the... More

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Austin, Texas
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41 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

The day we went, the light house entrance was closed and it was raining.. However, I could see how beautiful it would be on a clear day. There are tons of wild life/birds to see in the area.. good for families.

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Houston, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This handsome lighthouse, sited on the beautiful east coast of Kauai, is definitely worth a visit. The road down is interesting and the view out to sea is stunning. Across from the lighthouse site is a wall of birds and their nests that came as a complete surprise. Plus they sell a sharp looking t-shirt.

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