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West Kauai Technology & Visitor Center

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Address: 9565 Kaumuali'i Highway, Waimea, Kauai, HI 96796
Phone Number: 808.338.1332

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Visitor Center is Free and Worth the Visit

Excellent summary panels of local history including Captain Cook's first landing and the local sugar history.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
ENelson1321
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Seattle, Washington
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Glendale, California
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105 reviews 105 reviews
36 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

There is hardly anything there, but the attendant is helpful with ideas of where to eat and what to see.

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Seattle, Washington
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64 reviews 64 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Excellent summary panels of local history including Captain Cook's first landing and the local sugar history.

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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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335 reviews 335 reviews
66 attraction reviews
490 helpful votes 490 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

After reading all the positive reviews we called for a reservation and were told none was needed, but they don't open until 1PM. So we went to lunch and arrived at 1:10. Parking lot is on opposite side from the entrance. So you park and then walk around to the entrance. Surprise! The place was locked and lights out, with... More 

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san francisco, ca
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91 reviews 91 reviews
16 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

This is a great place to stop along the way to Waimea Canyon. There is a small museum with displays about the history of Koloa Town. They offer free guided walks through the town of Waimea with a local guide. There is no admission fee but you need to make advance reservations as they limit the amount of people on... More 

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parisf
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204 reviews 204 reviews
130 attraction reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

We attended several classes/walks that the West Kauai Technology & Visitor Center offers during the course of the week. The Waimea Town Historical 3 hr. walk on Mondays from 9:30a.m-12:30p.m. was so packed of information about perspectives on growing up in the town of Waimea as a local. Our guide lead us to historical sights including the churches, shopping areas,... More 

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Stevensville
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79 reviews 79 reviews
23 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

This has been on our "bucket" list for several Kauai visits. This time we made it. What a surprise. The center contains artifacts and pictures of what Kauai used to be. They describe the ranching, sugar industry, and early settlers. Spent an hour there reading and looking. Add it to your list of places to visit.

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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

We just stopped by becasue we had a few hours before our sunset cruise of the Napali coast. We were glad we did because the staff told us of a great place to visit before heading off on our cruise a few hours later.

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Lihue, Hawaii
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

Most folks who visit Kaua`i drive past this modern-looking building, but it's worth taking the time to stop. It's a lovely place to use a computer and also offers learning opportunities (classes) and a small museum. The displays about the West Side are informative and attractive. There are clean restrooms, plenty of parking, and it's easy to get on/off the... More 

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Eastern Connecticut
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56 reviews 56 reviews
26 attraction reviews
225 helpful votes 225 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2010

We do not travel with a device that allows us internet access so we stopped here to utilize the free internet service. The young woman that assisted us was so nice and helpful. She also surprised the female in our duo with the gift of a free flower lei. We had stopped at the library but you have to have... More 

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Colorado Springs, CO
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 attraction reviews
192 helpful votes 192 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2006

We went to the visitor center for the Aloha Friday lei making class. It was a free class that I saw listed on a website of Kauai activities. I thought I had asked when I made the reservation if it was for flower leis, but when we walked in, there was this table set up with these paper flower cut... More 

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