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Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge

Lighthouse Road, Kilauea, Kauai, HI 96754
808-828-1413
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Ranked #1 of 6 attractions in Kilauea
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Lighthouses
Activities: Birdwatching, Whale watching, Viewing wildlife
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Victorville, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

This is a National Park of remarkable Beauty, soaring vistas with plentiful birds, A terrific old Lighthouse, knowledgable rangers. A photographers dream for photo opts. Plus a wonderful giftshop where i picking up 2 autographed Books on Monk Seals and Sea Turtles.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Beautiful views, endangered bird viewing. Worth the $5 fee. And there is a nice lighthouse. Free binoculars can be borrowed.

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WV & TX
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54 reviews 54 reviews
19 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I'm a lighthouse fan so we drove out to take a look. Were able to get in free on National Park pass. Have telescope to see the nesting grounds. Many signs to help identify the birds and info on lighthouse. Nice little gift shop. Staff friendly and helpful.

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North Las Vegas, Nevada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

Views from the point are breathtaking! The waves crashing all around are spectacular and so is the lighthouse! The little visitor center/museum is interesting too. Watching the birds is an added bonus!

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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

The Kilauea Lighthouse and Wildlife Refuge is a gem! I've been there 3 times in the last few years and it never ceases to amaze me. The panoramic views are breathtakingly beautiful and the 'magnificent seven' birds are soaring overhead, plunging into the water, doing ritual mating aerial dances, or nesting on the cliff sides. There are park rangers to... More

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Upstate New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This is not a major attraction on Kauai, but if you want to view sea birds and their breeding habitats, this is a great place to do it. It's inexpensive ($5/person), and the view from the lighthouse point is lovely. The birds are interesting and while we were there, we saw a monk seal on the rocks below. They have... More

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Salisbury, Maryland
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127 reviews 127 reviews
32 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

This lighthouse is a must see on any tour of Kauai. Its not far off the main road, and there are plenty of photo opportunities. When you first come in, there is a lookout point over a small inlet and you have an amazing view of the point and lighthouse. If you want to visit the lighthouse and point, you... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We usually stop at the scenic outlook and don't go into the park, but on this trip we decided to go up to the lighthouse. Luckily we were also able to hop on board a tour that took us up the lighthouse where we were able to learn about the history of the area as well as the lighthouse and... More

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Nice little place to stop. We didn't spend a whole lot of time here as there wasn't a whole lot to do. Beautiful scenery and lighthouse.

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We visited this site as it had been the first stop during our honeymoon many years ago. This time my parents and our kids joined us. Beautiful views, native plants and birds made this a pleasant educational stop. Artwork by talented Hawaiian artist, Patrick Ching grace the site. Descriptive plaques inform visitors about the unique flora and fauna surrounding the... More

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