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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
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Natural History Museums, History Museums
Description: A natural history museum in Kaua'i.
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English first
Tacoma, WA
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We enjoyed this museum. It was nicely laid out. Having grown up on Oahu, I thought I knew most things about Hawaii but was intrigued to discover Kauai has it's own unique history. Very interesting. I love learning about the history of places and their people. Well worth the time spent

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Northern CA
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94 reviews 94 reviews
14 attraction reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We went to the Kauai Museum again to see if they had new exhibits and to support their ongoing good work. The volunteers are lovely. They even remembered my Mother from the past year! That made her day. We happened to be there on the first Friday of the month. They have a lovely, simple $20 lunch Hawaiian style (chicken... More

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

After reading rave reviews in our tour book, I guess we were expecting more of this museum. It seemed oddly curated, but maybe it's because they are on a budget and lots of things were donations to the museum and didn't seem to fit. It's probably worth your while if you are interested in the history of the island. I... More

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Victoria BC
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This little museum is well worth a visit - and maybe two because there is so much of interest to see. Everything is well displayed and described, all aspects of Kauai's history are covered and the buildings themselves are lovely. And don't miss the gift shop which is worth visiting by itself. The staff and volunteers are all so helpful,... More

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washington state
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61 reviews 61 reviews
25 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

we went on the first Saturday in march. not sure if it is a monthly thing but had discounted admission and local craftsman doing talks. was full but not crowded. we always look for local museums. our oldest daughter who is 7 enjoyed for over an hour, our youngest who is 5 lasted about an hour. without kids we probably... More

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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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103 reviews 103 reviews
14 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Well worth a visit. We went late in the day and couldn't complete our tour before closing, so they gave us a 7-day pass to comeback which we've used. The film they show is about Hawaiian history and is very interesting. It's over an hour long but don't miss it. Most of the historical displays depict Kauai's history. I'm reading... More

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Lothian, Maryland
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014 via mobile

We decided on an overcast day to visit and it was very informative and worth a visit. We took a your that wads little long, but other than that, good!

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Petaluma, California
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75 reviews 75 reviews
24 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

This museum is one of the best I have ever been through. So much cultural information and the displays are very well done. It's time consuming but well worth the trip through it.

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Top Contributor
245 reviews 245 reviews
68 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

This museum provides excellent displays from all of the cultures of Kaua'i. What a great experience! Wonderful gift shop.

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Kelowna, B.C. Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Regret that we didn't see the museum on our 1st trip to the beautiful island of Kauai!! It really would have been of huge benefit to really get some of the history behind some of the gorgeous spots we saw on both our visits. Make sure you take in the tour - we spent over 2 hours here and enjoyed... More

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