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Lanai Culture & Heritage Center

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Address: 730 Lanai Ave., Room 126, Lanai City, Lanai, HI 96763
Phone Number: 808 565-7177
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Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 1:30 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Description: The Lana'i Culture & Heritage Center seeks to inspire people to be...
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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Nice little museum, learn plenty about the island

Museum staff were very helpful and friendly, and the museum is well laid out. Surprisingly large amount of information packed into a small place. A must-see if you're in Lana'i... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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100 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Museum staff were very helpful and friendly, and the museum is well laid out. Surprisingly large amount of information packed into a small place. A must-see if you're in Lana'i City.

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NY, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

The Center consists of several rooms' worth of exhibits relating to the island with a focus on the pineapple industry. Everything is well organized. Best to start with the left side of the room after you enter. It will probably take under an hour to go through all the rooms.

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Albuquerque
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18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Small but well organized and displayed. Staff is particularly well educated on the history of the island. In the center of town and worth an hour or two of your time.

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central FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This lovely little museum/cultural center is a treasure. The curator proudly shows photos and other memorabilia from the island's past, and as well gives a hopeful look at its future. One can feel the pride and essence of the families who live and work on the small island that has been their home, unchanged until now, for many generations.

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Rockwood, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

To see the history of Lanai in pictures and actual objects this is the place to visit. It helps you to know more about the island and its people.

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Sedona, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Loved learning the story of Lanai's pineapple history. I wish they still grew pineapples there! I hope Lanai stays like it is a nice quaint Hawaiian island. No more growth please!

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Lahaina, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

As someone who has (half of a degree) in public history (I did not write disertation) I'd like to say this museum is a wonderful way to learn about Lanai and the rich Hawaiian culture. Norm Bezane, Lahaina News columnist and author

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Honolulu
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

The pronunciation of the Island sounds like la nah ee, get that right and the locals will love you. Such a rich history of this island is documented on a time line as well as in photographs. Spend some time and learn. It's not often that you can visit a privately owned island.

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Layton
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

This is a must place to visit for first timers to Lanai. The staff was very knowledgeable and all the information about the culture and heritage of Lanai is laid out so orderly. Glad we stopped by before we explored the island.

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San Diego
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 301 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The price is right: Free. It's well laid out and full of history about Lanai along with artifacts. A timeline of the island runs around the top wall from room to room. Lots of information and very professionally presented. A bit hard to find, so ask for directions as there is minimal signage on the street.

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