We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

Kauai Museum

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 4428 Rice St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1338
Phone Number: 808 245 6931
Website
Today
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description:

A natural history museum in Kaua'i.

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 321 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 137
    Excellent
  • 114
    Very good
  • 53
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Hawaiian history

A nice little museum in the heart of downtown Kauai that provides an excellent rainy day activity. Lihue is centrally located on the Island and this museum is located to be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2016
Wayne T
,
Austin, Texas
Add Photo Write a Review

321 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 312: English reviews
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Did not go in to the actual museum mainly cuz it cost 15 dollars for entry. Cool stuff in the gift shop though.

Helpful?
Thank Dizzytat
Palos Verdes Estates, California
Level Contributor
14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a really nice museum to learn about the history of Kauai - great for all ages & easy access in Lihue.

Helpful?
Thank juliemax310
Poipu, Hawaii
Level Contributor
31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want to learn about Kauai, then this is the place for you. Its nice to learn about the places you visit before you go around and see everything, it gives you a deeper understanding of how its changed and to learn and grow! Love it!

Helpful?
Thank Endless_Adventurers
Santa Barbara, California
Level Contributor
171 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lot's of interesting items in the museum. Definitely worth the visit. Only needs and hour or hour and a half. Nice to read about the history of kauai

Helpful?
Thank edholdren45
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not knowing much about Hawaii's history, this was a great museum. Lots to see and read. Air Conditioned for the most part. Helpful staff.

Helpful?
Thank Ellen G
Austin, Texas
Level Contributor
58 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016

A nice little museum in the heart of downtown Kauai that provides an excellent rainy day activity. Lihue is centrally located on the Island and this museum is located to be reached by all areas of the Island within a 35-40 minute drive.

Helpful?
Thank Wayne T
Cerritos
Level Contributor
51 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016

For a small, local museum, they did a nice job of putting a variety of items from Kauai's history together. Don't miss the gift shop!

Helpful?
Thank SoCalGal41
Houston, Texas
Level Contributor
24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016

Kauai Museum is a small local museum packed full of information about the history of the island. Great to go to for an hour or more to get out of the sun or escape the rain. There is a cover charge to get in, but with that you get a 7 day pass to return - LOVE this option.

Helpful?
1 Thank Leaford
Sunnyvale, California
Level Contributor
52 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016

We had a full day of rain forecast for resort visit to Lihue. We had driven by the Kauai Museum many times over the years and had never stopped. We figured this would be a good day to visit. We were not disappointed - even our teenage sons enjoyed our time there. Many interesting artifacts and wonderful historic information. We... More 

Helpful?
Thank William A
Maumee, Ohio
Level Contributor
37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016

My wife & I went to the Kauai Museum while traveling in Kauai. The GPS took us BEHIND the building and there were not signs in the back that clearly told us that building was the museum. Once we finally found the front, we really enjoyed the museum. Their collection contained a lot of interesting artifacts that showed us a... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Mark P

Travelers who viewed Kauai Museum also viewed

 

Been to Kauai Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Kauai Museum and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question
over a year ago
over a year ago

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Kauai Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?