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Lanai Culture & Heritage Center

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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Lafayette, Colorado
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Lafayette, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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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 

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Hawaii
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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 

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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.

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Thank Jan H
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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.

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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.

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Denver, Colorado
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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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Newport Beach, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

Very good explanations of the artifacts and a pictorial history of the island. The people who work there are very knowledgeable and it was interesting to see the changes over time.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016

We didn't have much time as we were almost due at the airport and decided to stop by the Lanai Culture and Heritage Center. I'm glad we did. There were a lot of interesting pictures and artifacts mostly about the pineapple worker culture from the past. The guide working there was a very friendly woman who was very eager to... More 

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Austin, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016

The Lanai Culture and Heritage center provides an interesting historical perspective to the island and its development by the pineapple industry. The historical timeline is fascinating.

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