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Spouting Horn

South Shore, Poipu, Kauai, HI
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Ranked #7 of 15 attractions in Poipu
Type: Geologic Formations
Activities: Watching sunrise/sunset
Description: Water forced through a lava tube produces hissing and a plume of spray.
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Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The Sporting Horn is fun to watch for a short time. It is quite beautiful and the noise from the air in the caves is awesome . A nice little trail is nearby and there are lots of those famous wild chickens.

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spfld
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We got there later in the day. It looked like they had local vendors selling art and jewelry, so we missed out on this. We got some great pictures to add to our trip.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Nice spot to stop and see the view, roosters galore! We loved the sounds of the waves crashing on the rocks and the water shooting out of the hole!

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Keller, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This was a neat thing to see, especially if you know the legend of the hole and the 'moaning' that the dry one next to it produces. I do wish that we would have been able to view the blowhole from below on the lava bench, but too many people have gotten too close to the hole itself and gotten... More

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Woodside, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Spouting Horn has a nice park with plenty of parking. The viewing area is right above the blow hole, so viewing is enjoyable.

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Southern California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Lava ledge and beautiful blue water with different sized spouts and sounds. Best when large set hits. Craft stands with some local sea glass, shell, pearl jewelry. Worth the stop.

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8 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

It was ok, but only go if you have extra time and are close. May be better at high tide, but I expected more of a dramatic burst of water at this blowhole.

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Tracy, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We discovered this "hole" on one of our trips to Poipu... At the time, we were wondering why all the tour buses were driving up the street and had to see for ourselves! I thought, "cool we have a tourist attraction just up the street from our place, how cool is that!"..... Aaaaaah, right. I saw a hole in the... More

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NJ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Nice overlook to the blow hole, wish it was a little closer and at eye level. Don't need a lot of time to see this but it is an interesting phenomenon - saw better ones in Maine. Interesting vendors and reasonable priced jewelry on the way to the overlook - we spent more time with the vendors than watching the... More

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Virginia, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I had no problem with the markets as I am a shopper and they sold lovely jewelry and such...But it does distract a bit from the natural beauty and wonder that is Spouting Horn. Not by much, though. Spouting Horn is a must-see. Be patient and wait for parking, which is busy but opens up fairly quickly as most folks... More

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