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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: 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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Quick history and cultural exhibit

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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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 

Newport Beach, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank plumeria54
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.

Thank Dee Dee C
Friendswood, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

If you really, really want to know more about Lana'i this is the place for you. It's staffed(mostly volunteers) by long time residents of the island that are good at the local tradition of Story. Artifacts are of high interest as is the timeline of the island.

Thank RABentley
Surprise, AZ
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2016

Our guide told us they are going to expand or move to a larger building. I think that's good because this place is full of interesting artifacts and information about the Dole plantations, life on the island, and the unique culture to be found here. A friendly place -- you should definitely make it part of your trip if you... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2016

It is a small museum with artifacts, pictures, etc detailing the history and unique culture of the island. I really enjoyed the visit. The staff were friendly and helpful answering questions about Lanai. It is not a large museum and can be enjoyed in under an hour as I recall.

Thank Charles R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2016

We like taking in the local culture when we travel and little spots like this are what makes it easy. In a short amount of time, you can get a feel for how the island evolved. It's had quite the history with sugar, ranching and pineapples.

Thank Zigmonster
Martinez, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2016

Located in the heart of Lanai City at the top of Dole Park, the Culture and Heritage Center will enlighten you as to the history of Lanai. Lots of photography and artifacts from Lanai days gone by, and staffed by wonderful local experts. We spent an hour or more hearing from them about the Dole plantations, the cattle ranching, the... More 

Thank Jon A

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