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Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge

Address: Lighthouse Road, Kilauea, Kauai, HI 96754
Phone Number: 808-828-1413
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Ranked #1 of 8 Attractions in Kilauea
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lighthouses, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Birdwatching, Viewing wildlife, Whale watching
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Type: Lighthouses, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Birdwatching, Viewing wildlife, Whale watching
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

For only 5 bucks a person, this is a great place to watch whales & dolphins from, see albatross and other sea birds flying right by you, and learn about the island's birds. You can sign out binoculars for free, and there's a drinking fountain & bathrooms there. We spent an hour, but could easily have turned that into two... More 

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Sublimity
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59 reviews 59 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

The first visit I made was early on a Monday Morning. The refuge is not open on Mondays . The trip was worth the drive as I got some good photos of the lighthouse from the overlook in the early morning light . The second trip was on a Friday morning . Hundreds of birds were on the cliffs below... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

It only costs a couple of dollars to visit but it wasn't that amazing. You could spend maybe 20 minutes here. It's nice to see the near by Nene but I wouldn't go back. The light house is nice, but you cannot go inside and it is not terrible exciting. Sometimes there are whales out in the distance, but they... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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186 reviews 186 reviews
68 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We came to see the lighthouse and stopped at the bottom level parking lot. From there is an amazing view of birds and a stunning cove. There was a pod of over 100 dolphins frolicking in the waves. We could have been there for hours. My only suggestion is bring your binoculars.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

On our second trip to the island of Kauai we discovered this gem. How could we have missed it the first time? Sure, I admit I thought "big deal, it's just a lighthouse," but then we got out onto the point and what views of the coast! Whales spouting and breaching! Albatross soaring nearby! The best $5 we spent on... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

An amazing, exciting majestic view of nature and wildlife. Near the light house, please ask to borrow free binoculars and for her to point out where to see some of the best bird watching Kauai has to offer. A must see.

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Niagara
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78 reviews 78 reviews
14 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Great views, saw some whales and you can sign out binoculars for kids and adults. Costs $5 for adults but well worth preserving this sanctuary.

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Lexington, South Carolina
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We could see this Lighthouse from our condo, so we wanted to see it up close. We were there in October, so no whales were around. Nice views.

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Pittsburgh, PA
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Worth a trip to the northern most part of Kauai. May skip the lighthouse tour next time. Took almost one hour in length and should have taken 15 minutes.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Beautiful view and thousands of birds. You can see the endangered goose there several living up there. The view from the lighthouse is great even in the rain we were having. We also saw whales pretty close off the cost.

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