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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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Cordova, Tennessee
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Calm and serene way to pass a couple of hours. Georgeous scenery with a chance to peek at the wildlife. Take sunblock! Enjoy the visitor centers, slow down and take the time to read the displays.

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Larned, Kansas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This was our second trip to the lighthouse. The first time it was raining and this time it was overcast for the most part. The view is beautiful but no more than most scenic outlooks on Kauai.

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Modesto, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

The Kilauea Point Lighthouse and National Wildlife Refuge is a "must see" tourist stop. Wildlife, scenic and flora photo opportunities abound. (This is my favorite spot for Nene photos...) The dramatic coastline offers great views and the lighthouse is a perfect "stand-in-the-doorway" spot to add family and friends to your photos. Whales and dolphins are frequent winter time visitors off... More

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Breathtaking sights abound here. I love lighthouses and Kauai (it's always been my favorite island in Hawaii) and this is a perfect combination of those two loves.

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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92 reviews 92 reviews
11 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I enjoy seeing and photographing lighthouses, and this one doesn't disappoint. The lighthouse grounds have a spectacular location and contain a bird refuge, telescopes for bird viewing, a gift shop with restrooms, and small interpretive center. With its sparkling, newly-restored lighthouse and dramatic cliffs, you're going to want to bring your camera to this location. Beware that the interior of... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Well I am partial since I love Lighthouses. But the views are amazing here. One day I will be back in winter so I can watch the Humpbacks. There is a five dollar per person fee but it is for a good cause. They open at 10:00am. Now that the lighthouse had been restores they offer tours to view the... More

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Boulder
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Don't rush through this little park! It's just so beautiful it can take your breath away if you allow it too. While we were there, a shearwater had just hatched and it, along with it's mama and it's now-empty egg shell, were resting right near the entrance of the visitor center. What a special sight! The lighthouse renovations are really... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Whenever my husband & I visit Kauai we always visit the Kilauea lighthouse & wildlife refuge & have always seen whales! The lighthouse has binoculars to borrow which helps in the sightings. What amazing creatures! We also see numerous types of birds & signage helps in identifying what we are seeing. There is a short hike from the parking lot... More

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Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States
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49 reviews 49 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Stop by their visitor center and check out a pair of binoculars (for free) during your visit! So worth it to see the seals on the rocks and see all the sea birds! It was a stunning view from there.

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Marina del Rey, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
13 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We made a short pit stop at the Kilauea Lighthouse/Refuge while driving in our rental car from Lihue to Hanalei Bay. This place doesn't open until 10am so we got there at 945am and waited until the main gates opened. The admission was only $5 for adults and there were free lighthouse tours every hour (that you had to sign... More

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