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Kauai Museum

4428 Rice St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
808 245 6931
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Ranked #5 of 8 Attractions in Lihue
Type: History Museums, Natural History Museums, Museums
Owner description: A natural history museum in Kaua'i.
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Type: History Museums, Natural History Museums, Museums
Hours:
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: A natural history museum in Kaua'i.

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English first
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78 reviews 78 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Nice displays, but do not expect a lot. Very small but interesting and the woman that was working there the day I went was very informative and enjoyed her job

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San Francisco, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Visiting the Kauai Museum was a highlight of my husband's and my trip to Kauai last September. Although the scenery and landscape of Hawaii were breathtaking, it was the people we met who made our visit so memorable. At the Kauai Museum, we especially remember Larry Rivera's singing, and the woman in the gift shop who took such great care... More 

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Redondo Beach, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This little museum was small and simple, but in keeping with what you expect Kauai to be. It is enough to get the story of Kauai and spend a couple hours before your flight. It is close to the airport in Lihue. Price was $10.

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Waterloo, Iowa
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

A wide variety of artifacts of Kauai's many cultures. The building is small and packed to the roof. I don't remember if there was an elevator. My mother was with us and able to climb all the stairs. I really enjoyed it, but felt the second floor was uncomfortablly hot.

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Hawaii
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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

While waiting for our flight to leave, we spend a few pleasant hours waiting through this excellent museum.

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Fremont, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

This is a rather simple museum with either a guided or self guided tour. We have gone several times and each time it is interesting.

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Crofton, Maryland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

This is an excellent museum, but our tour guide, Keith, told us so much about the history of Hawaii and Kauai. We learned so much from him. I didn't see the film that another reviewer mentioned, but make sure you ask about it. They didn't mention it to me, but we would have loved to see it. For me knowing... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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191 reviews 191 reviews
58 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

The Kauai Museum isn’t very big. However, it’s got some very nice exhibits which make it worth the trip. I particularly liked the exhibits on Victorian era Hawaiian clothes. I also enjoyed the exhibits on the lineage of Hawaiian royalty. However, it’s a small, regional museum. I’m glad I saw it. Once you’ve seen it, you’re done.

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San Diego, California, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Had a musical show while we were there and that was a lot of fun. Some beautiful paintings of Kauai and historical pieces. Pretty big store to purchase items

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Lafayette, Colorado
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98 reviews 98 reviews
32 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This little museum is wonderful. Make sure you watch the video, its wonderful and emotional. It covers the Hawaiian peoples history and struggles. Very moving and memorable. They have some nice artifacts on display. We spent almost 3 hours there. Very nice gift shop too with locally made items and reasonable prices

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