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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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Description: A natural history museum in Kaua'i.

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Fun and Eucational

This is a rather small museum but then Kauai is small and probably couldn't support anything larger. The exhibits are very interesting and well laid out. There is a senior... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Sun Lakes, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Detailed history of the island's cultural and economic evolution. It was very informative. I particularly enjoyed seeing although the historical artifacts and tools on display.

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Sun Lakes, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

This is a rather small museum but then Kauai is small and probably couldn't support anything larger. The exhibits are very interesting and well laid out. There is a senior discount for $8. The movie in the new building is interesting, if a bit biased. While small, the gift shop is packed with goodies. At the time of our visit,... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

learned much about the people of Hawaii. Very informative. Wonderful guides that have vasts amount of knowledge.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We had driven past the Kauai museum several times and were intrigued by the building. The guide book made it sound interesting so we stopped by. It was $10 to enter and you can extend your day ticket to a week pass free of charge. Which is great if you are in a hurry and want to come back to... More 

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Kapaa, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The First Friday of the month Pa`ina is really special. It's very low key, very small and very, very special. A few tables under a tent with folding chairs, that sort of thing. Local musicians usually will play Hawaiian music, there is always a feeling of warmth and welcome. Usually a Hawaiian buffet is served. Cost is very reasonable, much... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

A worthwhile stop on your trip to Kauai - enjoyed learning about the history of the island. Wonderful staff.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

A wonderful small museum that gives a great look into the history of Kauai. There is a lot going on with special shows and events. Check their calendar. It is well worth the visit.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

An interesting older museum with lots of local artifacts and information. Take your reading glasses with you as much of the information is typed on poster board with small font. I have been coming to Kauai for many years but learned things I would not have known by just going to other attractions.Portions of the museum are not air conditioned.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

The museum building is on the small side, so we balked a little at the $10 admission, but once inside we found plenty to see. We especially enjoyed the Polynesian artifacts and the information on the old Hawaiian rulers. The feather cloak and helmet were stunning. The museum staff were friendly and informative. We spent about an hour and a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

I really like this museum. They have great collection of history for you to enjoy and the people that work there are very helpful. I do wish that the hula section was more extensive since that was the main thing I was interested in being that Kauai is the birthplace of hula. There was a musical performance the day we... More 

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