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Lanai Culture & Heritage Center

730 Lanai Ave., Room 126, P.O. Box 631500, Lanai City, Lanai, HI 96763
808 565-7177
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Ranked #4 of 14 Attractions in Lanai City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Natural History Museums
Owner description: The Lana'i Culture & Heritage Center seeks to inspire people to be informed, thoughtful and active stewards of their heritage by preserving,... more » Owner description: The Lana'i Culture & Heritage Center seeks to inspire people to be informed, thoughtful and active stewards of their heritage by preserving, interpreting and celebrating Lana'i's Hawaiian heritage, it's diverse cultures, and ranching and plantation era histories. "E Ho'ohanohano 'ana i ka wa ma mua, a e Ho'olako 'ana i ka mua aku!" Honoring the Past, and Enriching the Future! « less
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Pearland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We very much enjoyed our casual visit to the Lana'i Culture and Heritage Center! I never would have learned about the nuances of Hawaiian political history and more specifically about the history of Lana'i. The staff continued to answer our questions until a half hour after closing. I will be reading Queen Liliuokalani's autobiography at their enthusiastic recommendation!

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Waialua, Hawaii, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Wonderful museum/heritage center. Very informative, great history and wonderful staff. (Was it Simon? Sorry I didn't write down his name but he was great!). There were certain sites that we tried to find on our own, such as the Petrogylphs at Shipwreck Beach. Turns out I was RIGHT there but didn't go up far enough after much searching. Had I... More

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Portland OR
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

When the island was a Dole Pineapple plantation, and before, this is how life was. Get a T-shirt to help support this small museum. Carved boats, and authentic artifacts, also lots and lots of photos of the life of the plantation workers, too.

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El Paso, Texas
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

There aren't a whole lot of places to go on Lanai. When we got to Lanai City, one of the shops recommended we stop in here. It was nice and a good place to learn the history of the island of Lanai.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

This culture & heritage center is amazing. It is full of amazing information and exhibits from one end to the other. The docents are all local people, who are more than happy to share information about their island with you. It is run by a nonprofit organization, so be sure to make a donation when you stop in!

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sacramento, ca
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12 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

The Lanai Culture and Heritage Center is in a small building and has pictures, artifacts, etc. of the history of Lanai. There is a person who will answer questions. This is a good stop to get a better picture of the history of Lanai.

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Bennington, Nebraska
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80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Staff was friendly and helpful, pointing out favorite parts of exhibits. Free to enter, donations gratefully accepted.

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Portland, Maine
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

A really nice display of the history of activities on Lanai. The docent was knowledgeable and courteous. After spending some time exploring the island we went back to learn more. Well worth the time!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
10 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

If you want to understand the history of the island and the people, this is worth a visit. The volunteer inside was also very helpful and a mine of information as she has lived and worked on the island

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Having visited Lanai 6 times, we have become interested in the history of the island, Even though the facility is small, there is a lot of information to view and is organized in a nice manner. It was also interesting to listen to a lecture given by a person who actually worked in the fields who helped with the pineapple... More

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