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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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9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 1:30 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

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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Excellent small interpretation centre

well presented small interpretation centre. Very helpful young woman who gave us real insight into both past and present issues

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Hobart, Australia
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Hobart, Australia
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

well presented small interpretation centre. Very helpful young woman who gave us real insight into both past and present issues

Thank RoseRae160P
Ewa Beach, Hawaii
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enter from the main road, not the back parking lot. This place is just loaded with interesting things. A lot of large pictures from the past. Learn how they loaded cattle onto boats. A number of models of many things used in the past. Spent a lot longer there than expected. Staff very friendly.

Thank Robert D
Lees Summit, Missouri, United States
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

We actually just ducked in here to escape the rain one day and ended up really glad we stopped in. The folks here are very friendly and knowledgeable. They have a whole series of pictures that show the history and evolution of the island during the Dole days. I even got a tip on where to find petroglyphs!

Thank Jackie S
Brussels, Belgium
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621 reviews
344 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Helpful people but there is almost nothing to see (which is no surprose for such a small island) but apparently it is not done to critisize it because I see that everybody is so positive about this. Just because it's a charming initiative??? Don't understand it

Thank Jurgen B
Honolulu, Hawaii
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100 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

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.

Thank Andy K
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301 reviews
182 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

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.

Thank Dushi-NY
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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.

Thank PrimoKimo
central FL
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58 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 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.

Thank RRson
Rockwood, Canada
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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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.

Thank Alberta N
Sedona, Arizona
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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!

Thank Kandy N

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