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Address: 4428 Rice St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
Phone Number: 808 245 6931
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: A natural history museum in Kaua'i.

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Super friendly staff

As soon as you step inside very friendly older folks are ready to tell you all about the museum. I agree with other reviewers, I hope they get more funding to support this cute... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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Mount Prospect, Illinois
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South Bend, Washington
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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Best thing about the this museum was the friendly, volunteer staff. On Saturdays Uncle Larry entertains with local music and folklore for an hour in the lobby. Another gentlemen demonstrated his net making skills. There are a variety of artifacts from Kauai's history. It includes a lot of description to read. I would recommend that the museum also include a... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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88 reviews 88 reviews
25 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I think my expectations were a little colored by the great reviews I read of the museum before visiting. This is certainly not to say that this is a BAD museum--quite the contrary! But just be prepared for a rather small set of exhibits (1 floor plus a mezzanine), mainly outlining the lineage of the Hawaiian and Kauai royal families,... More 

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Mount Prospect, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

As soon as you step inside very friendly older folks are ready to tell you all about the museum. I agree with other reviewers, I hope they get more funding to support this cute museum. Great for an afternoon during the rain or something. Go slow, take it all in. Visited March 2014

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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101 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

My mom and I visited a couple times during the week we were there. The volunteers and employees were over the top amazing!!! We wanted to move there just to be with them, they were that nice. Different people both times and every time they were so kind and welcoming. The museum is probably good, we don't know really because... More 

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Roseland, New Jersey
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60 attraction reviews
240 helpful votes 240 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

On Rice Street, not far from the main highway. Nice ambiance and really nice staff. We loved the museum displays of Hawaiian artifacts, having previously toured the Bishop Museum in Honolulu. This is a nice local effort, nowhere on a Bishop scale. It would be nice if they had more artifacts available for display, pictures of old times, etc. We... More 

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Rock Creek, Minnesota, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

My husband loves museums and he was very interested in this one...I am not a huge museum fan so I was not as interested. A lot of info about ancient Hawaii...One thing I found very interesting was the 1 hr. film documenting Hawaii's history - I learned a lot in the time we watched it, but we didn't have time... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

It was great soon as we walked in we were greeted. By a very nice man who told us a little about Kauai. And where to go and what was what. It was nice. We walked around and checked out some amazing history about the island. It was really great we sat and watched a video about the history of... More 

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Harrison, Maine
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18 reviews 18 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This museum is very small but gives you a bit of history of Kauai. The displays are nice but limited. There was little information about wildlife. The nicest display was about shell jewelry.

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Pewaukee, Wisconsin
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6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This little museum is great to learn a little more about Hawaiian culture, history and some of the events surrounding Kauai such as WW II and the influence of Asian immigration. The gift shop is wonderful featuring handicrafts from the islands, books and other gift items. Very warm and friendly staff.

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We had over an hour and a half tour by docent Keith who had been in the Islands since '59. Wow! What a font of historical knowledge he is. We visit the museum every time we're on Kauai, but never have had a presentation as complete as Keith's. We joined the museum because it's important to support the preservation of... More 

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