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Kilauea Lighthouse

Address: Kilauea Road, Kauai, HI
Phone Number: 808-828-1413
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Ranked #90 of 285 Activities in Kauai
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lighthouses, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Gear rentals
Activities: Birdwatching, Whale watching, Viewing wildlife
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Owner description: Spectacular views surround this historic lighthouse.

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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

A drive off the beaten path but well worth it. The lighthouse is beautiful and views breathtaking. Parking can be an issue but if you're patient it's worth the wait. Definitely check it out!

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34 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This is a busy place and there can be a wait for parking . After paying the small fee we hiked the short distance to the lighthouse . From the point you look back toward the shore and view the waves , the beautiful birds and the resorts in the distance. There is a wonderful shop and an exhibit

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389 reviews 389 reviews
169 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Before the entrance to the nature reserve and lighthouse area there is a parking lot that gives you a really good view of the lighthouse on the cliff. We were so happy with the view we ended up no going into the lighthouse as our time was limited. We were really excited that we were able to get such a... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Very nice vista. Part of our National Park Service. Free admission with a park pass, otherwise $5. Lots of birdlife and if you are lucky, you can spot dolphin and sea lions, and probably whales in the right season.

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san francisco, ca
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 via mobile

One of the many reasons I visit all lighthouses is the view from them. The Kilauea is absolutely beautiful! I was able to get my collectible (sometimes hard to find), and see a great display in the visitors center. Then trekking down to the lighthouse were great signs that educated me on what was around and what to keep an... More

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San Marcos, California
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189 reviews 189 reviews
62 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

The views from the lighthouse are spectacular, but this is also a wildlife sanctuary, The staff are friendly and informative. Ther can provide information on the history of the lighthouse as well as educating you on the various birds and sea creatures that can be sen from the lighthouse.

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Jupiter, Florida
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86 reviews 86 reviews
47 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

The is beautiful and it's fun to watch the birds. However we paid $5 each and we could not see the inside of the lighthouse. The last tour was full. Honestly unless you see the lighthouse I don't think it's worth the money. There are are areas with just as pretty views and no charge.

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Chico, CA
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25 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We visited Kilauea lighthouse and wildlife refuge in August, seen birds and beautiful views. Great spot for pictures. Was interesting to learn more about the birds.

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Victoria, Canada
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16 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Good views of the lighthouse and surrounding coastline, but nothing I'd go out of my way to go and see. Maybe I'm just not into this kind of tourist stop, but we made a quick stop anyway to check it out and snap a few photos.

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San Jose, California
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31 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Approaching the north shore, Kilauea Lighthouse is worth a detour for the views from the bluff and of all the wildlife from the bird sanctuary nearby, soaring in the wind. For more photos of Kilauea Lighthouse, visit: examiner.com/article/kauai-s-south-shore-best-eight-day-itinerary-part-5 For more of my travel tips, visit: examiner.com/travel-in-san-jose/michele-mccarthy

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