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Kauai Museum

4428 Rice St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
808 245 6931
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Ranked #8 of 17 Attractions in Lihue
Type: Natural History Museums, History Museums
Description: A natural history museum in Kaua'i.
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Victoria
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

If you enjoy history and cultural exploration when you travel, I would highly recommend the Kauai Museum. Lots of photographic displays, interesting exhibits. My only complaint is that they need air conditioning as it was very hot and humid inside. They are in the process of installing air conditioning which would help visitors linger longer.

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Reedsburg, Wisconsin
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130 reviews 130 reviews
43 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We stayed for three hours and could have stayed longer. The people were very nice and we became members while we were there. I like to support places like this. Nice shop too. We picked up a few books and I see a few more I want so we will return.

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AZ
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We were very glad we went thru this museum but sorry we waited for the last day of our vacation (you can visit again on another day with your receipt). There are many artifacts and photos and the video is very informative. Before I visited Hawaii I knew about 5% of their history. Now after the museum visit, I know... More

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Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We visited the museum and found the early history of the island very detailed and very informative. We loved learning more about the beautiful island of Kauai. I wish we had more time to read all the articles in the upstairs area that highlights the early plantation days. Very nice museum. It helps you understand and appreciate the culture and... More

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Westlake, Ohio
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Not bad if you really want to know the history of the island, they do a great job with the displays. I thought it was a bit pricy for a museum of its size. I find it hard to recommend it unless you really want to see the history.

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Huntington Beach, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

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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75 reviews 75 reviews
22 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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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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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 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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