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Kauai Museum

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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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Friendly and fascinating

The museum building is on the small side, so we balked a little at the $10 admission, but once inside we found plenty to see. We especially enjoyed the Polynesian artifacts and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Chicago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The museum building is on the small side, so we balked a little at the $10 admission, but once inside we found plenty to see. We especially enjoyed the Polynesian artifacts and the information on the old Hawaiian rulers. The feather cloak and helmet were stunning. The museum staff were friendly and informative. We spent about an hour and a... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I really like this museum. They have great collection of history for you to enjoy and the people that work there are very helpful. I do wish that the hula section was more extensive since that was the main thing I was interested in being that Kauai is the birthplace of hula. There was a musical performance the day we... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This museum has changing exhibits and is always improving their permanent displays. Super friendly people volunteer here. This is an excellent small museum that explains how and why Kauai is different from the other islands.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We came in here while waiting to see if our helicopter flight would be rescheduled during a rain storm. It was a very enjoyable way to spend an hour. It's not very large and not as sophisticated as bigger museums, but it's a perfect way to learn more about the local Kauai culture and history.

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mountain view, ca
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

compact but informative, the Kauai museum has some some excellent Hawaiian history exhibits, showing the differences of the Hawaiian people in the development of Kauai from the rest of the Hawaiian islands. artifact collections are small and focus a bit more on the missionary and plantation eras on Kauai. staff are friendly and helpful, overall worth a nice afternoon visit.

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Okotoks, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I really liked the different exhibits. The movie is very well done. The staff was very friendly. The museum has a very strange flow and you can easily miss exhibits.

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Reston, Virginia, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We stopped in on Saturday to see the museum. The museum is great, especially the video. Lots of artifacts and Hawaiian history. We were lucky to get be there on a day when Larry Rivera was playing. He is a famous local musician and song writer. We bought one of his CD's and listened to it when we drove. He... More 

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

No dislikes. Was greeting by a sweet employee who provided information that helped our visit be more pleasant.

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

The museum itself had some interesting pieces and some very informative displays, particularly regarding the Hawaiian monarchy. There are some beautiful woven items and a stunning shell mosaic. We had a tour guide (?) who gave us some great information. She was at her best when describing how long it takes to make some of the woven items, the history... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

My historian husband and I visited in the afternoon. There were perhaps five other visitors there. The museum is quite small. It is obvious that the Hawaiian artifacts on the first floor in the main building are what gets staff attention. These displays were what we would expect of a museum - facts, storytelling, historical context, interpretation. Artifacts included feather... More 

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Additional Information about Kauai Museum

Address: 4428 Rice St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
Phone Number: 808 245 6931
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Lihue
Open Hours:
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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