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Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge

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Address: Lighthouse Road, Kilauea, Kauai, HI 96754
Phone Number: 808-828-1413
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Activities: Birdwatching, Whale watching, Viewing wildlife
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My family & I visited the Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge about 2 years ago & really enjoyed it, so on a recent trip to the island with my boyfriend, I decided to stop by... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
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Taipei, Taiwan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Kilauea point is beautiful like most of the scenery in Hawaii, blue water and nature habitat. If you happened to be in the area it's a great photo spot. However if you can't make it, don't stress.

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Gilbert, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

My family & I visited the Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge about 2 years ago & really enjoyed it, so on a recent trip to the island with my boyfriend, I decided to stop by the Refuge again so he could enjoy it as well. The parking situation was a little messy as the parking lot was small & unpaved,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

First you enter the federal park lighthouse historic area ( 5 dollars fee) with parking. Then you go to the lighthouse where they have a great video presentation about lighthouses and mirrors as well as the history of this one. They have free binoculars to borrow so you can see view the many local birds nesting and flying nearby( the... More 

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Pamiruru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I purchased one of their bricks to help support the maintenance of the lighthouse and grounds. This is an important breeding ground for certain water birds. The views are amazing. Be sure to take a tour of the lighthouse's little museum room with a short film on the work that goes on at the lighthouse.

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Oak Park, IL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

The lighthouse was pretty unremarkable, but worth seeing, I guess. The view from the cliffs and the information on the nesting birds was actually pretty cool. We paid the $5 per person fee, but realized afterwards that no one was really checking. We did this as we were driving back to the South Shore after spending the day on the... More 

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Lomita, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

This place is as beautiful as the postcards/photos if not more so! The lighthouse was completed restored two years ago and looks fabulous. Along with the rugged coastline, crashing, white waves and all of the birds - it is a breathtaking contrasts of blue, green, white and red. My youngest daughter loved the giftshop and bought a small notebook and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

We really enjoyed our trip to the refuge and lighthouse. The views on the point are excellent and the wildlife is abundant. This is a birdwatcher's dream come true. The history of the lighthouse and its renovation are very interesting.

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Idaho Falls, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The National Wildlife Refuge is a great place to view birds and other wildlife. The views are amazing and while we were not there during whale season, I hear that it is a great place to watch the humpbacks as they migrate through in the winter. Regardless, this is well worth a visit during your stay on Kauai.

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We were not able to get down to the lighthouse because it is closed on Sunday and Monday. I didn't plan well enough and the only day we had available was Monday so we went and took pictures from the top of the hill. It made for quick stop but beautiful pictures. I do wish we had been able to... More 

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Howell, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Terrific landscape photo opportunity. Birders will definitely want to stop there to see the unique birds that live and breed in the area. Easy to get to, some walking to do and not much parking.

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