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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
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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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Great place with great knowledge

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 16, 2016
RABentley
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Friendswood, Texas
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Friendswood, Texas
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars 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.

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Surprise, AZ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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.

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Thank Charles R
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4 of 5 stars 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.

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Thank Zigmonster
Martinez, California
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5 of 5 stars 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 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

Thanks to years of ongoing research and to the donation of photographs and artifacts, this center offers a fabulous collection of items that highlight the history of Lanai.

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Edmonton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

Very well laid out museum, get a snip it of lanai history in one setting. Lovely place. Knowledgeable staff ..they are well versed n the island, Definite place to stop to learn about Lanai

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Thank Rick L
Davis, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016

This is a small facility but well worth the visit. The exhibits share the history of the island through its various iterations. Only takes about 30 minutes but gives you some idea of the island's cultural evolution.

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Lakeport
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2016

A small museum but very well laid out and packed with good displays and wonderful old photos. It is not possible to understand Lanai without knowing her history. A must-see, really.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2016 via mobile

This a small place but full of artifacts & photos of Lanai's history. Friendly & informative staff. If you're in Lanai City it's a must.

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