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Lanai Culture & Heritage Center

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Address: 730 Lanai Ave., Room 126, Lanai City, Lanai, HI 96763
Phone Number:
+1 808-565-7177
8:30 am - 1:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 1:30 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

The Lana'i Culture & Heritage Center seeks to inspire people to be...

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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Interesting and informative

We stopped in on our last morning. The exhibition was well organized and gave a great history of the island. Great stop to learn about the history.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
St. George, Utah
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St. George, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in on our last morning. The exhibition was well organized and gave a great history of the island. Great stop to learn about the history.

Thank vicky060
Colleyville, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Center is located near the Hotel Lanai. It recaps the history of the island using pictures and exhibits. The staff are very helpful and friendly. Be sure to pick-up a map of the Koloiki trail.

Thank Steveh3Texas
Wyckoff, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a great way to learn about the fascinating history and culture of Lanai-native Hawaiians, Filipino laborers, the Dole Plantation year now Larry Ellison who is investing in community development. We had a tour with the then Director, Kepa Maly. He has since left for Palama Lanai community organization. But hopefully the staff can still give you insights into... More 

Thank bill19742015
Lafayette, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2017

A great way to learn about Lanai's history and heritage. The timeline alone makes the visit worthwhile. Let your stomach settle after a great lunch at Blue Ginger Cafe by spending a half-hour or more here.

Thank MStarAsaka
Newark, Delaware
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016

We really enjoyed the tour of Lanai Culture & Heritage Center. We started by watching the movie which was a documentary on the history of Lanai. This helped us appreciate all the wonderful artifacts that were displayed in the museum, many of which were found on the island. Stopping here first gave us a better understanding of what life was... More 

Thank PeterCuinmaui
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

Lanai is a small island with limited access to places, especially sightseeing places. Lanai city is a quaint town. Majority of Lanai is owned by Mr. Larry Ellison (Oracle) now, but it has an interesting past as a pineapple plantation island. This culture center has a 1 hour movie, it is worth watching that first then walk around and look... More 

Thank Voyager78
Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016 via mobile

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.

Thank Jan H
United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016 via mobile

If you're in Lanai City, the only town on the island, stop in. It's free and others a good overview of island history, including the many years when pineapple was kjng.

Thank CrossgarDown
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Compact and detailed history and artifacts of Lanai. Worth the stop. Helpful and friendly staff. Committed and local. Easy tour.

Thank Coastline1
Denver, Colorado
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67 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

The Lanai Culture and Heritage Center is chock full of what makes Lanai Lanai. Learn about Lanai's island heritage, and Dole and its significant influence on the island. The Cultural Center is actually housed in the former Dole office building from the 50's. My favorite part of our visit was actually overhearing the very knowledgable docent, a native of Lanai,... More 


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