Lanai Culture & Heritage Center

Lanai Culture & Heritage Center, Lanai City: Hours, Address, Lanai Culture & Heritage Center Reviews: 4.5/5

Lanai Culture & Heritage Center

Lanai Culture & Heritage Center
4.5
Natural History Museums
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8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
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The Lana'i Culture & Heritage Center seeks to inspire people to be informed, thoughtful and active stewards of their heritage by preserving, interpreting and celebrating Lana'i's Hawaiian heritage, it's diverse cultures, and ranching and plantation era histories. "E Ho'ohanohano 'ana i ka wa ma mua, a e Ho'olako 'ana i ka mua aku!" Honoring the Past, and Enriching the Future!
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Previa1994
Chicago, IL5,559 contributions
We spent quite a bit of time at this small museum in Lanai City during our day trip to Lanai. The exhibits are superbly maintained and displayed. We come away with great appreciation of Lanai culture, heritage and history. The two-hull sailboat model is exceptional. The little garden in front of the museum is well worth exploring in detail.
Written March 7, 2020
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WalterMelville
Hilo1 contribution
We highly recommend all visitors and community members to take the time to go to this most unique museum. Very informative, sharing lots of history, not only unique to Lana'i but also the entire state of Hawai'i. You will learn a lot. The community of Lana'i can be very proud their history will continue on and shared with future generations. We hope eventually, with community and visitor support, funds can be raised for a new center to be built in a more central location within Dole Park, making the center more visible to ALL. Thank you for letting us know about this beautiful Lana'i Culture & Heritage Center, it was the highlight of our visit to Lana'i.
Written November 29, 2007
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travelNReviewer
San Diego168 contributions
Couples
The price is right: Free. It's well laid out and full of history about Lanai along with artifacts. A timeline of the island runs around the top wall from room to room. Lots of information and very professionally presented. A bit hard to find, so ask for directions as there is minimal signage on the street.
Written March 22, 2015
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Susan V
Waialua, Hawaii, United States53 contributions
Family
Wonderful museum/heritage center. Very informative, great history and wonderful staff. (Was it Simon? Sorry I didn't write down his name but he was great!). There were certain sites that we tried to find on our own, such as the Petrogylphs at Shipwreck Beach. Turns out I was RIGHT there but didn't go up far enough after much searching. Had I gone here first I would've found what I was looking for.

Overall, a MUST for your visit to Lana'i

PS: They are nonprofit, so please leave a donation :)
Written June 5, 2014
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Tacket
Minnetrista, Minnesota14 contributions
This is a gem. Kepa (sp?) and his beautiful wife opened this non-profit heritage center in January. They are both extremely passionate about the exhibits and history that is displayed here. They love to answer questions. Kepa worked in the pineapple fields and his wife worked in the canning operation - their stories are fascinating. Ask about pineapple burns!!!! Don't get caught up in the sun, golf, and relaxation of Lanai without making a stop at the Heritage Center!!! Also, don't miss the pineapple plants that line the walkway to the center.
Written April 11, 2010
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Andy A
57 contributions
The Lanai Culture and Heritage Center was a nice brief stop in Lanai City. There were displays and pictures illustrating the commerce of the island, its population, and its history. The island has been largely owned by corporations and individuals since the 1800's and the history is captured chronologically around the top of the walls with text and pictures. The island used to produce the largest pineapple crop in the world but that industry (Dole) has left for world areas that have a cheaper labor supply.
Written December 26, 2019
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Susan6521
Elk Grove Village IL53 contributions
Couples
Thank you for the cultural presentation. The docent was knowledgeable and there were very many traditional artifacts on display. They are keeping the history of this small and cozy island alive. It is situated on the main square, which is an impressive park lined with Cook pines. It’s low-key, just like the island.
Written March 13, 2019
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James H
29 contributions
Couples
Wandered thru the Cultural Center, first admiring the planted pineapple on the walk in. Excellent explanation of the early Hawaiians and subsequent settlements (Mormon, to ranching to pineapples). Friendly docents warmly greeted us, answered questions and pointed out interesting facts. The island ecosystem still recovering from ranching and farming. A definite first stop
Written February 19, 2019
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tminion01
Mesa, AZ23 contributions
Solo
I very much enjoyed the Lanai Culture & Heritage Center as a museum of island history along with items available for purchase to study in more detail later. The people were very kind and knowledgeable.
Written August 9, 2018
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Jan H
Honolulu, HI96 contributions
Friends
Visiting Lanai ... you MUST visit the Center. It is the BEST way to learn about the unique story and cultural and natural landscape of this special island home.
Written December 4, 2016
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