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West Kauai Technology & Visitor Center

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Address: 9565 Kaumuali'i Highway, Waimea, Kauai, HI 96796
Phone Number: 808.338.1332

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Small informative centre

Good place to stop before you drive up Waimea canyon. The ladies working there are very helpful and will tell you about the area and give you directions.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 25, 2015
Edmonton, Canada
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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

Good place to stop before you drive up Waimea canyon. The ladies working there are very helpful and will tell you about the area and give you directions.

1 Thank Bronwynb7
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Great stop for information and restroom break. Local map helps finding neat shops in Wiamea for souvenirs and eating. Old buildings give you a look back in the history of this island. Easy walking about the historical areas.

Thank Barbara W
Glendale, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

There is hardly anything there, but the attendant is helpful with ideas of where to eat and what to see.

Thank Zuzka E
Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Excellent summary panels of local history including Captain Cook's first landing and the local sugar history.

Thank ENelson1321
Bainbridge Island, Washington
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

After reading all the positive reviews we called for a reservation and were told none was needed, but they don't open until 1PM. So we went to lunch and arrived at 1:10. Parking lot is on opposite side from the entrance. So you park and then walk around to the entrance. Surprise! The place was locked and lights out, with... More 

3 Thank Malice6
san francisco, ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

This is a great place to stop along the way to Waimea Canyon. There is a small museum with displays about the history of Koloa Town. They offer free guided walks through the town of Waimea with a local guide. There is no admission fee but you need to make advance reservations as they limit the amount of people on... More 

1 Thank chillywillypenquin
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

We attended several classes/walks that the West Kauai Technology & Visitor Center offers during the course of the week. The Waimea Town Historical 3 hr. walk on Mondays from 9:30a.m-12:30p.m. was so packed of information about perspectives on growing up in the town of Waimea as a local. Our guide lead us to historical sights including the churches, shopping areas,... More 

1 Thank karenpammy2016
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

This has been on our "bucket" list for several Kauai visits. This time we made it. What a surprise. The center contains artifacts and pictures of what Kauai used to be. They describe the ranching, sugar industry, and early settlers. Spent an hour there reading and looking. Add it to your list of places to visit.

4 Thank DandME88
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

We just stopped by becasue we had a few hours before our sunset cruise of the Napali coast. We were glad we did because the staff told us of a great place to visit before heading off on our cruise a few hours later.

2 Thank truballer
Lihue, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

Most folks who visit Kaua`i drive past this modern-looking building, but it's worth taking the time to stop. It's a lovely place to use a computer and also offers learning opportunities (classes) and a small museum. The displays about the West Side are informative and attractive. There are clean restrooms, plenty of parking, and it's easy to get on/off the... More 

4 Thank WanderingRosie

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