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Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge

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Address: Lighthouse Road, Kilauea, Kauai, HI 96754
Phone Number: 808-828-1413
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Beautiful site

Such a beautiful site and definitely something every visitor to Kauai should see. There was lots of confusion when we visited. The gates don't open until 10am (they are closed on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Such a beautiful site and definitely something every visitor to Kauai should see. There was lots of confusion when we visited. The gates don't open until 10am (they are closed on Mondays so check the schedule) and the day we visited the gates opened a few minutes late. Be patient and once you drive in there is a short walk... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is administered by the National Park Service and they close at 4PM. Well they stop selling tickets/passes at 4. However in order to allow the staff to get away as soon after 4 as they can they stop anyone going beyond the gift shop to the actual light house before that. All very annoying. The worst of the NPS.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great views and lots of seabird sightings. Entry fees applicable. Nice gift shop. Well maintained grounds with knowledgeable staff present. Diorama of lighthouse workings along with a short video.

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Sunnyvale, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drove here from our resort in Lihue on a sunny day. It took us about 30 - 45 minutes to arrive. It was well worth the effort. Hard to describe with words the feeling one gets when visiting this location. The views are magnificent. The colors of the blue ocean and green vegetation are deep and rich. But mostly,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here briefly on our movie tour so we came back to walk up to the lighthouse. It is $5 per persons 15 and older. What a beautiful place! The views, wildlife, and wonderful gift shop made for one of my favorite stops on this trip. Don't miss it!

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Arlington, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was kind of a spur of the moment visit after visiting Na 'Aina Kai gardens, but it was very enjoyable. I love our National park system & am so grateful that we can visit wonderful places like this. I started on the lower overlook which looks out to the lighthouse, the ocean and the birds on the hillside. There... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this was one of the most beautiful stops on our trip. there is a small fee but it is worth every penny. history and views are 5 stars here!!!!!

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Maple Grove, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were on a hunt for the Hawaiian state bird, the Ne Ne, during our trip and finally found tons of them here! There were so many beautiful birds and a short walk out to the light house with great views of the coastline. Important note: BRING CASH! It is a $5 entry fee and cash-only. I had to go... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

We expected to visit the lighthouse but the wildlife refuge was so much more. (If you have a National Park Pass you can use it here.) Good signage for the frequent birds, and free binoculars to borrow for adults at the upper visitor center. Do so! It was great for birds, but we used them to spot spinner dolphins and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

The views are spectacular. The lighthouse is quaint and the little mini museum is very educational and interesting. There's a little gift shop on the grounds too. Everybody was extremely nice. They have free binocular type things on the stand that you can use and free binoculars in the little Hut that you can use. I highly recommend this extremely... More 

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