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Kauai Museum

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Address: 4428 Rice St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1338
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+1 808-245-6931
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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A natural history museum in Kaua'i.

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The museum has seen better days, but it does its best to be comprehensive about the ancient and more contemporary history of Kaua'i, including the migration of cane workers that... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Grant M
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The museum has seen better days, but it does its best to be comprehensive about the ancient and more contemporary history of Kaua'i, including the migration of cane workers that make up the majority of the population today. Museum hours are not lavish, so when you buy your ticket make certain that you get a 7 day pass so that... More 

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Vancouver, British Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited the Museum after seeing it on a side street in Lihue across from the post office. When entering, we were greeted by a Hawaiian woman who told us about the exhibits in the museum. She was very kind and made us feel welcome. We went through all of the rooms and everything was so interesting. They have really... More 

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Hull, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been visiting Kaua'i for 3 years and tried finding information about its history. I found a few signs at different sites and a bit in tourist books and on maps. It has been sparse and often more generally about Hawaii. This museum has a clear focus on Kaua'i. A wide ranging collection going back many centuries. Very helpful... More 

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Show Low, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting! You get a nice overview of the history of Kauai. The staff is very knowledgeable and friendly.

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting to see how Kauai started. The staff were very kind and informative. Our family enjoyed it. Excellent for a rainy day.

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Tustin, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great tour who explained many aspects of Hawaiian life in the past and the culture. A perfectly timed tour.

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Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A great history of Kauai going back to before all the non-natives arrived. Super informative, knowledgeable employees, and a great gift shop.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2017

We really enjoyed our visit to the Kauai Museum. We especially loved the welcome and orientation we received from James, a former history teacher who clearly loves sharing his knowledge and passion for all things Hawaiian.

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Idaho Falls, Idaho
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017 via mobile

The building is part of the charm of the museum. We received at great introduction and left far more knowledgeable. The wood exhibit is terrific! The tapas in the gi f t shop were over priced

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

The museum preserved the history of the Kauain included Oriental Section along with some good information on plantation. The gift shop is a must visit. Beautiful pieces. Great prices. Loved the visit.

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