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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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English first
Modesto, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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35 reviews 35 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
56 helpful votes 56 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
Top Contributor
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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bakersfield, CA.
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91 reviews 91 reviews
37 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

No one mentioned nor was standing by to collect the admission. We thought it was free until a lady came running at us... "You can't come in if you don't pay 10.00!!" OK OK!!!! There are a few things to see and it is interesting to know more of the culture. It is not a place I would visit again... More

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Nevada City, California
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Not a modern interactive display museum but one that is homey, traditional and well worth a stop. Kauai's historic families, sugar production, missionaries, royalty, all rolled into several island style buildings in the center of Lihue. Small admission and nice gift shop.

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Washington
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

My family are inveterate museum goers. We never saw a museum we didn't like. Having said that, this is a small local attempt to present local history in a straight-forward old-fashioned way. No fancy interactive exhibits here, but fun facts and artifacts. Take an hour. Nice gift shop.

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