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Laupahoehoe Train Museum

36237 Mamalahoa Highway, Laupahoehoe, Island of Hawaii, HI 96764
808 962 6300
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Type: Specialty Museums
Description: This museum focuses on the railroad that once served local plantations.
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2012

Well done museum with tons of old Hamakua Coast History.

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Waikoloa, Hawaii
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2012

Wish there was something interactive but it was a nice stop

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Hilo, Hawaii
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71 reviews 71 reviews
21 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

I had driven by the Laupahoehoe Train Museum dozens or even hundreds of times without stopping, always eager to get wherever I happened to be going. On this particular day, I remembered a photo scavenger hunt I was a part of, and a train was on the list. So we pulled over just in time to catch the curator on... More

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32 reviews 32 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2008

This is an interesting little 'museum' on the side of the highway. The staff were very interested to explain any part of Hawaii's railway history. The DVD was also interesting. It's a side of Hawaii that you wouldn't think of, but definitely good knowledge if you want to understand the island's development.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2005

Stopped by for the Train Museum. Visited with the nice staff. Very interesting history, pictures and items about the area and the Tsunami that destroyed area and finished off the trains there. Was refered to a local 50's restraunt nearby for lunch that was Great. Visit nearby harbor and park also. Ask about it in Museum. Great Rest Stop, Nice... More

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