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Kauai Museum

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Address: 4428 Rice St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
Phone Number: 808 245 6931
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

A natural history museum in Kaua'i.

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Small but interesting museum

The museum is small but has a very good collection of artifacts. The museum provides a lot of information on the history of Kauai.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Dale L
Fort Collins, Colorado
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The museum is small but has a very good collection of artifacts. The museum provides a lot of information on the history of Kauai.

Thank Dale L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great docent. 76 year old man from Kauai. Lots of history and humor. Highly recommend. Very thorough history, including brief history of local famous surfers. Takes one plus hours.

Thank Christy S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For those interested in the history of Kauai, this museum is fascinating. The main building in particular has numerous interesting artifacts and lots of information about successive Kauaian royalty. A visit is introduced by an enthusiastic local Hawaiian lady volunteer, which gives the experience a personal touch. There is a good gift shop and reentry passes on request.

Thank suzziej
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kauai Museum houses a wonderful collection of art, artifacts, and items of cultural significance. To get the most out of your visit, I highly recommend attending a guided tour. Our guide brought the exhibits within the museum to life. He was so knowledgeable and entertaining. He made our experience much richer and more memorable. Before you leave the museum, I... More 

Thank Amy P
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had heard a lot of little bits about the history of Hawaii on our visit to Maui and Kauai. The visit to this museum on our last day finally made sense of the legends and stories we had heard. There is a lot of information and the place is bigger than it looks. Lots of artefacts and a video... More 

Thank Heather S
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very rude woman in gift shop ignored us for a while ( we were only people there) before deciding to look up. It is overpriced at $15 per person. Display cases contained the following gems - "knife shaped knife' , " piece of folded leather' , " copper spike' etc with no attempt at explanation of time place or use.... More 

Thank Suzanne D
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an excellent historical museum of Kauai. It is bigger than it looks from the outside and has excellent artifacts, presentations, and exhibits. The folks are very friendly and there is much to see. I thought we would drop in for 30 minutes but we spent hours there.

Thank TexWorldTraveler
Kapaa, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

This museum was very nice to visit. It had a lot of cultural items in it. I must admit, I stared at some of the artifacts. The Kauai museum is a very nice place to visit, and occasionally, it's free. All in all, a good place to go.

Thank Anna K
Davisburg, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Nice museum to walk through and read local history of Kauai. They have articles on display and also a video room. They have a gift store on sight also. People are glad to explain museum area's to you so you can explore on your own.

Thank QueenofTravel8901
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

The museum is small but full of history. Most of the focus is on the Rice Family. The museum lady was very kind and walked with us to explain how there are different floors and how to enter the next building, etc. We thought she was going to follow us throughout but she went back to the gift shop. The... More 

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