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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, Viewing wildlife, Whale watching
Visit Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge like an insider
Private Tour
$234*
and up
Private Tour: Kauai Sightseeing Adventure with Picnic Lunch

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Great view of coastline and birds

I enjoyed this as a quick outing to view the coastline and variety of birds. It is a federal facility so we were able to get in free with my husband's National Park senior pass... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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South Bend, Washington
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Kauai, Hawaii
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Not really worth the fee, you can stand outside the gated entrance for free, take some nice pictures of the lighthouse, see the endangered birds that nest on the cliffs and have a great view of the ocean, then keep moving on to other places!

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Woodland Hills, Ca
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

If you want to go up the lighthouse you have to reserve in advance. That would have given a better view and also the ability to see inside the building

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South Bend, Washington
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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

I enjoyed this as a quick outing to view the coastline and variety of birds. It is a federal facility so we were able to get in free with my husband's National Park senior pass. If you are 62 years or older make sure to inquire at entrance to any National Park about getting this lifetime pass for only $10.... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I saw Red-Footed Boobies, Nene Geese, Great Frigate Birds, Red-Tailed Tropic Birds, Laysan Albatross and Wedge-Tailed Shearwater there. For any birdwatcher to add that many new birds to their lifelist in one day is a feather in their cap. And being a fan of lighthouses to see one of the prettiest lighthouses on the same day. Wonderful!

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United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Didn't get to walk to the Lighthouse since it is closed on Sundays, though it was so nice standing there looking at the birds and the ocean. A beautiful sight.

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Yakima
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47 reviews 47 reviews
10 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Absolutely gorgeous! One of the most beautiful places on earth. You must go and see this. Don't miss this. You will not regret going.

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Seattle, Washington
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150 reviews 150 reviews
25 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Not to be missed opportunity to see some amazing views and even catch a glimpse of whales. Birds are everywhere, soaring in the wind. Just a beautiful spot!

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I made the trip to watch for whales and poke around in the lighthouse. I walked away finally understanding what all the fuss about birdwatching is about. Go inside the little house nearest the lighthouse and you can borrow binoculars--this is a must! The staff at the lighthouse area, the gift shop and even the entry kiosk each taught me... More 

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White Plains, New York
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189 helpful votes 189 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 via mobile

Birds were soaring. The sky was blue. We are in Kauai. The Ocean was Aqua . We stood and watched the birds then watched a Video about the LightHouse. It is now open Wednesday and Saturday. There are Volunteers around the Refuge to answer questions. It was windy today. This is a great place.

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Ontario
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78 reviews 78 reviews
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This is a great spot to view the coastline, learn the history, see the seabirds, shorebirds and whales, lovingly attended by dedicated volunteers.

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