Kauai Museum

Kauai Museum, Lihue: Hours, Address, Kauai Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Kauai Museum
4.5
Natural History Museums • History Museums
Monday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
About
To inspire and promote in the community, an appreciation and respect for the indigenous and immigrant people of Kaua′i and Ni′ihau.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Caliroadtrips
Pasadena, CA11 contributions
You really get a backstory to the island
Sep 2021
One of our first stops and well worth it for us to know the history of Kauai. You see the highs and lows but also an amazing collection of its history. There are two buildings and most people miss the 2nd one which shows the last ~150 years or so
Written October 11, 2021
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Genius Waitress
Madison, WI3 contributions
So much great information!
Sep 2021
We stopped by this museum our first day on Kauai, since we didn’t know much about the local history and culture. We absolutely found everything we were looking for! There was cultural, geographic, biological, historical, and modern history all in 2 buildings. Would highly recommend for people who really want to understand and respect the people and land they are visiting.
Written October 3, 2021
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Stan B
Wright City, MO79 contributions
Gift shop was terrible value.
Sep 2021
We went only to the gift shop. Looking for souvenirs and gifts. Sadly, it was very disappointing. Selection was limited, prices were high. Didn't buy a thing, which was very unusual.
Written September 26, 2021
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Mary F
Tucson, AZ3 contributions
Great Island History Lesson!
Jun 2021
This is a great way to start your visit and gives you the best understanding of the island areas. You can easily complete your visit in under 2hrs.
Written July 2, 2021
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Jonathan K
Princeton, NJ344 contributions
Poorly executed
Apr 2021 • Couples
I have to agree with grumpy065 below. I wanted to like this museum, but couldn't. It has some interesting artifacts, but was poorly organized and way too text-heavy. Hard to recommend at $15 pp.
Written April 23, 2021
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Lavonne W
Bellevue, WA33 contributions
Great gift shop
Nov 2019
Although this is a small museum, it is packed with good information and nice displays. Tours are available and the staff is helpful and cordial. This is a great place to get Nihau jewelry.
Written April 16, 2020
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Nadine C
Sandpoint, ID37 contributions
Awesome building and it is fascinating!
Mar 2020
This looks small but is very extensive with their displays and information. We spent quite awhile here and the Niihau beads, photos and arifacts were wonderfully laid out with lots of information. Well done
Written March 11, 2020
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grumpy065
Portland, Oregon26 contributions
Nice but disorganized
Mar 2020
Interesting museum but like many small museums poorly organized and excessive detail. Hard to read signage and too small labels. This needs a professional makeover and housecleaning.
Written March 10, 2020
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Tim R
Louisville54 contributions
24 dollars for 2 seniors
Mar 2020
did not go in...24 dollars for 2 seniors. You have to park in back and building is not well marked by signage. You have to walk to the front and then see their pricing.
Written March 10, 2020
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Yolanda A Gatioan
1 contribution
Things I never knew for 40 years.
Feb 2020 • Couples
I've lived on Kauai for 40 years and never visited the Kauai Museum. It took my moving to California with Albert, when he drew interest of the island, to visit this museum. I have found out things that I never new about this island.
Written March 9, 2020
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Kauai Museum is open:
  • Mon - Mon 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Wed - Thu 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM