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Pacific Tsunami Museum

130 Kamehameha Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2833
+1 808-935-0926
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A great educational experience! They start you out with a film (in the old bank vault!) and then... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
nwaipio
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So Cal
Tsunami Museum

This museum is a historical and educational centre in one. It clearly shows how Hilo has been... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Elizabeth G
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Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
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130 Kamehameha Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2833
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great educational experience! They start you out with a film (in the old bank vault!) and then you can wander around several rooms that cover all kinds of information and artifacts on tsunamis from every corner of the globe.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is a historical and educational centre in one. It clearly shows how Hilo has been affected by the power of a Tsunami numerous times. The film hits home, the stories of survivors is powerful. The small entrance fee is worth it.

Thank Elizabeth G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Humbling the to witness the power of the oceans! I am glad we don't reside in a Tsunami area. A trove of information!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth about 45 minutes (including a good 20-minute video) to an hour while exploring Hilo; admission was $8 for an interesting education in Hilo's history with tsunamis. Also, separate exhibits about the Indian Ocean tsunami, and why Hilo seems to catch the brunt of Pacific...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An excellent museum- well worth the price of admission. Good film on history of Hilo destruction. Good display of artifacts

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you want to learn everything there’s to know about a Tsunami this is the place. Very informative and the docents really know the island and its history. You will understand a lot about when the big wave hit Hilo

Thank Karen T
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Reviewed June 10, 2018

In the town of Hilo, so very convenient for a quick visit. It's small, but there a number of displays giving a variety of information and stories about Tsunami's through the years. There is also a movie on a loop that is worth sitting in...More

Thank swearengen
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Reviewed June 7, 2018 via mobile

A must in Hilo. The staff is knowledgeable and you can learn a lot in 60 minutes. A reminder of the power of the ocean.

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Reviewed May 26, 2018

Okay place, not great. It is more about tsunamis in general than the Hilo tsunami. Could be improved

Thank Ellen G
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Reviewed May 18, 2018

Took time to take a tour of this small, yet interesting museum. It highlights the effects of the tsunami of 1946 on the city of Hilo. There are displays and films to explain what tsunamis are and how they cause such destruction. There are also...More

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