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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 #3 of 10 Attractions in Lanai City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Natural History Museums, Cultural
Owner description: The Lana'i Culture & Heritage Center seeks to inspire people to be informed, thoughtful and active...
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Type: Natural History Museums, Cultural
Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 1:30 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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!

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Aiea, Hawaii
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157 reviews 157 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Visited Dec. 4th 9:00 am Located on Lanai Ave right across the street from Dole Park. Admission is FREE...A very good informative and interactive experience detailing the history & the culture of the Island of Lanai...Obviously, Pineapple has played a big role for the Island, but other interesting facts and details enlightens your knowledge of Lanai.

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

There is not, frankly, a whole lot to do on Lanai, so we were delighted, on a rainy day, to visit this cultural centre. Gave a great overview of the islands agricultural history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We stopped in and learned a lot about the history of Lana'i. Very nice people running the place and took the time to explain the artifacts and photos.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We had a wonderful time here--the staff took so much time to answer our questions and we really learned a lot about the history of the island. This is a must visit for folks who want to not just visit Lana'i but learn about the culture, history, and people of the island.

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Pearland
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4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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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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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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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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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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