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

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Worthwhile and Interesting. Try the Courtyard Cafe.

This museum is full of interesting facts and exhibits although it is not as interactive as children would like. Cost is only $10 or $ 8 for seniors. If you are here on the first... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
Mikey243
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Kimberley, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

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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Kimberley, Canada
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26 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This museum is full of interesting facts and exhibits although it is not as interactive as children would like. Cost is only $10 or $ 8 for seniors. If you are here on the first Saturday of the month it is free. Parking is plentiful. Speak to the Staff. They are a fund of knowledge about Kauai. When we entered... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We had some time to kill before our flight and the museum was nearby the airport. This little museum is nice, good for adults interested in the history of the island, but a lot of the displays had lots of reading, they weren't interactive. Kids (aged 6 and 8) weren't interested in the history and were bored after about 15... More 

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28 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

It was raining out, and so we stopped in. Not far from the post office. We met some of the most beautiful native people who have lived in Lihue for more than 60 years each. We also met the authors of some of the material that was written about Lihue. It was a beautiful experience for everyone who went with... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Kauai has a small but nice museum located in the old library in Lihue. There is a lot of reading if you want to get the most out of your visit. The history of the Hawaiian Islands is told from from its native peoples to the Chinese, Japanese, Philippinoes, arrival of Captain Cook, sugar and pineapple magnates and more.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

This is a great place to get the feel of from where Kauai has been to know where it is. They have about 50% set displays and rotate other items depending on the time of year and celebrations on the Island It is a "Gotta Go" kinda place. IHG, Rube

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Ajax, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

this was a nice museum with lots of local history and artefacts -- the history of Kauai during WWII was especially interesting. We were there just before renovations started so it wasn't at its best -- lovely shop with a diverse collection of items

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Huntington Beach, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The family spent several hours at the museum and really enjoyed all that we learned regarding Kauai's history. So much history I didn't know regarding all the rulers and missionary's throughout the islands. We had a great conversation with a long time fisherman and net maker who was making a net while we talked. Take a few hours and learn... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Nice little museum Include it at the start of your stay- adds a lot to the visit Great museum shop Catch the 20 min film in the second building We really enjoyed taking the hour to learn and appreciate where we were

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

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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