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Kauai Museum

4428 Rice St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
808 245 6931
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Ranked #9 of 17 Attractions in Lihue
Type: Natural History Museums, History Museums
Description: A natural history museum in Kaua'i.
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Huntington Beach, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

This use to be the site of the old Lihue Library. I remember doing my school research amongst stacks of books in the time before the Microfische and the "Digital Age" began. In the late 1940s, the Lihue Library seems larger than life with all its stored books on the shelves and now our smart phone can store many times... More

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Solomon, Kansas
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74 reviews 74 reviews
21 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Does a great job of displaying the history of the island. Has a lot of photos and artifacts spread over 2 buildings.

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Payson, Arizona
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I must confess I'm not the consummate museum visitor but after reading the reviews on this museum we wanted to visit this location. So glad we did as it's very nicely done and packed with tons of super interesting history of the island and its inhabitants. I was captivated from the very moment we walked in until we had to... More

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Modesto, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

A nice historical review of the evolution of the island of Kauai and its people. A self guided tour with detailed written descriptions of each of the displays, covering the significant social, political and economic events of the Island. Enthusiasts of history will enjoy it, as is true with many museums, younger children will likely lose interest fairly soon.

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Kapaa, Hawaii, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I love history and museums, but sometimes a visit to the museum can eat up all day. At the Kauai museum good things come in smaller packages. It's not real big and you can see a lot in an hour (or less). It's staffed with folks who smile and are happy to help. I like to go to the museum... More

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Portland, Oregon
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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Museum is housed in an historic Hawaiian building. The displays ranged from describing life on the island to the impact of World War II on Hawaiians. Lots of mammal, birds, fish, and other island artifacts. Presented an overview of Kauai history through exhibits and films. Worth a stop if interested in island history.

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Sparks, Nevada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This Museum is undergoing a decrease in space which is problematic because they offer so much to learn about. The building is historic & in good condition.The personnel are very nice & are knowledgeable about the history of Kauai & very willing to share their information. The gift shop offers a great variety of reading material, videos, music cds, and... More

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Northern NJ
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78 reviews 78 reviews
24 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

If you are interested in Hawaiin heritage this is a great place to visit. My wife and I enjoyed our time there. Not good for young kids as they would be bored.

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Los Osos, California
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78 reviews 78 reviews
15 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Great exhibits of local woodworks--a large canoe will soon be reinstalled as a centerpiece. Nice grounds, including a picnic area. Very interesting HI history film shown continuously. Includes interviews with natives very unenthused with recent developments, both social and physical. (A plea to help them maintain their pre-tourist lifestyles.)

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Ramona, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Lovely displays, tours and staff. You will be surprised and delighted and want to linger longer than you may expect. Enjoy!

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