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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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Great Collection of Kauai History Artifacts

The time we spent in this museum was well worth it. There are two buildings to explore and much to inspire and inform about this beautiful island.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 16, 2015
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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

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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Spokane, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

The time we spent in this museum was well worth it. There are two buildings to explore and much to inspire and inform about this beautiful island.

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Missoula, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

On our last day we visited the museum. I'm sure lots of folks go on their first day... which makes good sense. But it was cool to read about the places we had just been to. My husband had read a Kauai history book during our visit and he was like a walking guide through the museum... which also added... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

The best, and lots to see around, very big Museum , lots of history, Always would like to come back while visiting Kauai

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Very helpful staff. Filled with loads of historical info and artifacts. I learned alot about Kauai and it's people

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Kauai, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Here in Hawaii on May 1st the Kauai Museum will have on display the most beautiful leis for all to see.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We wouldn't have enjoyed the museum if we had missed the tour. The museum is dark and stale. The tour guide....well, I don't really know what to say. She was very interesting and entertaining for about the first half of the tour. They she began really bad-mouthing the U.S. and in our opinion spouting bad information about our government and... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Oh my, we Really enjoyed this lovely museum. Located on Rice Street in Lihue, it makes for a nice visit after a short flight over from a neighboring island. Open 10-5 Mon-Sat. Closed Sundays. Admission is reasonable at $10.00, less for seniors, military, kama'aina and students. The museum started as a library way back in 1924. 2 floors/2 buildings with... More 

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Additional Information about Kauai Museum

Address: 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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