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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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Hours:
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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Dramatic views of the ocean.

Phenomenal 270 degree views of giant waves crashing on the rocks. Also a great vantage point for whale watching. Binoculars are provided free for use at the office.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Farenzy
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Evanston, IL
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Evanston, IL
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50 reviews 50 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Phenomenal 270 degree views of giant waves crashing on the rocks. Also a great vantage point for whale watching. Binoculars are provided free for use at the office.

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Springfield, Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

It's worth going just to see the lookout at the lighthouse on the point. The birds are flying below you to the cliff. The ocean is churning out past the lighthouse. Get great pictures. The wildlife preserve was closed on the day we were there.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

The views and the birdlife at Kilauea Lighthouse are among the most stunningly beautiful things I've ever seen. There is a small building that offers a video on the history of the lighthouse, and binoculars are available to borrow at no cost. It can be windy, but that just adds to the sense of freedom and wildness of the place.... More 

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Prince Albert, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We spent a about 1 hour or so at the light house to watching for whales, birds and the beautiful views of the north shore. Admission was $5 US Children 5 & under are free. Be prepared to wait in a traffic to get a place to park, we waited about 15 minutes to get down to the parking lot.... More 

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Az
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24 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

It's ok but relative to other scenery in the area it's only fair. Five bucks per person to get in and you'll be there maybe 30 minutes tops. There are lots of very friendly and knowledgeable park rangers.

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Vernon, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Read great things about this place, but after 2 attempts we still have not seen inside the lighthouse. Last year we drove all the way from Poipu to find out the lighthouse was closed that day. So took pictures from the lookout. This year drove again on the day we thought it would be open to find out all tours... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I arrived just as the 10 am tour was entering the lighthouse. I went to inquire about the next tour at 11. Turns out the tours are only for 15 people each hour. I get that it's a small space, and that's all you can hold. The problem I have with their system is, that they only have the sign... More 

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Ohio
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

A must see in Kaua'i. Allow time to read, see and experience this treasure on the island. The wildlife, the history of the lighthouse and the views are not to be missed.

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Edmonton, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

If you want to see a cool view - go here. It's less about the actual lighthouse, and more about the lookout to the water and cliffs. We visited the Lighthouse in February 2015 as a family with kids aged 6 and 8. There is a lookout at the top of the hill that you don't have to pay to... More 

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Monticello, Utah
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Wow! We went to the refuge gates on Sunday, and loved the view. We got a shot of the lighthouse with humpback whales jumping in the background! So, we had to go back when the Wildlife Refuge was open. There we found the most stunning views on the north shore, and the most wonderful & friendly staff (US Fish &... More 

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