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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
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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Great introduction

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Idaho Falls, Idaho
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Idaho Falls, Idaho
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42 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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.

Thank ZJ-161718
Lincoln, Nebraska
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Too expensive! No seniors or children discounts.... Our family of 7 couldn't afford to go in.... really a shame.

Thank pebblesplace
Snoqualmie, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the explanation of the gifts in the gift store, to the volunteer[s explanation of a painting, it is local in the most charming way. Many fascinating items but I found the room on the history of diverse ethnic and racial groups of this state and island truly fascinating. I need to go back to learn more- its more than... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is very interesting. There was a gentleman named James who gave us history questions and answers all about Hawaii. Lots of photos and history. Stop by

Thank AbbyLove
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was really excited to see the museum. The lady who took our money was great and gave us an overview. I later realized she spent so much time on that because the labeling and the exhibits in general are not self-explanatory. There are a lot of wonderful artifacts here; unfortunately, they are not displayed with adequate labels and in... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Since my grandson was with us on vacation and he was homeschooled we took him here and made him write an essay on the history of Kauai. It is chalk full of history!! It is truly amazing and we learned so much not only about Kauai but Hawaii too. You need to take a few hours to really see it... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

If you want to get a very good background about the history and evolution of the island, visit the Museum. Displays were informative and interesting.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

spent an educational couple of hours here exploring early hawaiian history - interesting artifacts well displayed, fascinating old photographs of early Hawaii times. Also interesting exhibit from shipwreck in Hanalei Bay area.....small but interesting

Thank mooshimom
Richmond, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016 via mobile

Surprisingly large display. One hour wasn't nearly enough! Entrance fee included a coupon to return within the week free, which I hope to take advantage of. For such a small space, they have a very complete display covering the entire history of the island. Some of the displays feel a little tired, but they are well put together and still... More 

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