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Address: 9565 Kaumuali'i Highway, Waimea, Kauai, HI 96796
Phone Number: +1 808-338-1332

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VISITOR CENTER AND ARTIFACT DISPLAY

Very friendly employees in this visitor center and small museum. There are local maps available, and books. There are also displays about the early Hawaiian days. Worth 20 minutes... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Murrieta, California
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Murrieta, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very friendly employees in this visitor center and small museum. There are local maps available, and books. There are also displays about the early Hawaiian days. Worth 20 minutes of your day.

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Soouth Pasadena
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small museum with very nice people in charge. Exceptionally nice restrooms - good to use before going up to Koke'e and the lookouts over Waimea Canyon

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Napa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

we stopped to sk direction. Very nice people.. They had a small display of historical items. Nice but not a must see

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Seabrook
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Glendale, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2015

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

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2015

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

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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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2 of 5 bubbles 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 

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san francisco, ca
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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