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“stop by the house selling fresh leis” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Kilauea Lighthouse

Kilauea Lighthouse
Kilauea Road, Kauai, HI
808-828-1413
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Ranked #53 of 207 Outdoor Activities in Kauai
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Birdwatching, Whale watching, Viewing wildlife
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Owner description: Spectacular views surround this historic lighthouse.
Fairfax, Virginia
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“stop by the house selling fresh leis”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

the lighthouse is quaint and views are great. birds abound so be aware there will be a strong stench- they do a good job of sweeping up the poop on the walkway but be on lookout just the same!
there is a house on the way there that has a sign posted selling fresh leis. very fragrant fresh leis only $8, they smelled heavenly- bought 2. the very hospitable native hawaiian man showed us his amazing garden with tangerine, papaya and starfruit trees, gave us some free fruit. don't hesitate to pull in!

Visited November 2013
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Trabuco Canyon, California
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“Beautiful views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

Enjoyed the excellent views both from above and at the lighthouse itself. Was a little disappointed that we could not get into the lighthouse but the site is still under renovation so maybe another time that will be possible. A little windy, so be prepared.

Visited November 2013
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Goldsboro
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“Great shore line view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

The lighthouse itself was unimpressive compared to other lighthouses that we have visited but the scenery of the coast line viewed from this location was amazing I would have been happy to pay the entrances fee just for the view. It was a great opportunity for photo taking of the natural beauty of the shore line and the wildlife. Another north shore must see site.

Visited October 2013
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florida
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“Northernmost point of Hawaiian Islands”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

This is just a gorgeous place, you should not miss it while in Kauai. Its actually a little chilly I wished I had a sweater. There is a lot of wild life to see and the drive up is just beautiful. The red-footed boobies nest here so you will see a lot of adorable fuzzy baby birds. The view of the north shore shore are beautiful you will be surprised at how close you are to Na Pali coast. We were so glad we decided to do this little trip. It wont take up a whole day just a few hours and it is so worth it. This is one of the most beautiful lighthouse locations you will ever see.

Visited October 2013
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Geneva, Illinois
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“Well worth the $5 admission”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

The lighthouse is in the midst of a bird "sanctuary" but not what you'd think. The birds are mainly on the cliffs surrounding the poing where the lighthouse sits (and of course flying overhead). The only birds really onsite are the nene - Hawaiian geese. That said, I do recommend this attraction. The views are spectacular - of the birds, the ocean, and the houses overlooking the ocean. There are several "viewers" along the point - the kind that you usually have to feed money into to use - but they're free here (or at least included in your admission). They are quite powerful. And to see something that can't be seen by the viewers, i.e. the birds overhead, there are several binoculars in the building next to the lighthouse that can be checked out (just sign your name). Plus, the lighthouse makes for a great photo opportunity. Also get a picture of the lighthouse from the parking lot/viewing area outside the entrance to the park.

Visited September 2013
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