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Kauai Museum

Address: 4428 Rice St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
Phone Number: 808 245 6931
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Ranked #81 of 228 things to do in Lihue
Type: Natural history museums, History museums, Museums
Owner description: A natural history museum in Kaua'i.
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Type: Natural history museums, History museums, Museums
Hours:
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: A natural history museum in Kaua'i.

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Minnesota
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44 reviews 44 reviews
28 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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8 attraction reviews
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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United States
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210 reviews 210 reviews
63 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
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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38 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
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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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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131 reviews 131 reviews
14 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Visiting the Kauai Museum was a highlight of my husband's and my trip to Kauai last September. Although the scenery and landscape of Hawaii were breathtaking, it was the people we met who made our visit so memorable. At the Kauai Museum, we especially remember Larry Rivera's singing, and the woman in the gift shop who took such great care... More 

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Redondo Beach, California
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9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This little museum was small and simple, but in keeping with what you expect Kauai to be. It is enough to get the story of Kauai and spend a couple hours before your flight. It is close to the airport in Lihue. Price was $10.

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Waterloo, Iowa
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

A wide variety of artifacts of Kauai's many cultures. The building is small and packed to the roof. I don't remember if there was an elevator. My mother was with us and able to climb all the stairs. I really enjoyed it, but felt the second floor was uncomfortablly hot.

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