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“Pleasurable afternoon.”
Review of Kauai Museum

Kauai Museum
Ranked #8 of 55 things to do in Lihue
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: A natural history museum in Kaua'i.
Chicago, IL
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35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Pleasurable afternoon.”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

Although the museum looked small, it contained a number of exhibits. Enjoyed wandering through the property and absorbing the feeling of Old Hawaii.

Visited December 2011
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Pasadena, California
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Larry Rivera show.”
Reviewed October 31, 2012

Larry Rivera is an 83 year old native Hawaiian who spoons you with beautiful soothing music of the island. He was there for an hour doing a show at the museum and he is fabulous. The museum has two building one with the dated history of the first visitors to the island and the royalty that became of them. A second building host the invasion of new comers to the island and the current status of the Hawaiian islands. Informative all around but I would still get a guild who lives the history of the island if you would like to know more.

Visited October 2012
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Salem,WI
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A must do”
Reviewed October 30, 2012

Make sure you take the tour.So much fasinating history. I would suggest taking the tour in the beginning of your stay so you can really appreciate the island

Visited October 2012
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Yonkers, New York
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fasanating place”
Reviewed October 19, 2012

The museum although small has a lot of interesting artifacts. The Hawaiian ceremonial dresses were amazing and the history of Kauai comes alive here. The opulence of the plantation Barons down to the living conditions of the field workers appears to be accurately displayed, without prejudice of any sort. The entire history is chronologically displayed with pictures of actual people or as accurate a drawing as can me made from historical data. The entrance fee is $10.00 and there is no flash photography allowed. Well worth a few hours to discover the history of Kauai.

Visited October 2012
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Edmonton, Canada
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61 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“A Trip in History”
Reviewed October 8, 2012

When you visit a tropical island, your first thoughts might not be of a stop at a museum. Even though it likely won't be your first stop, be sure to drop in here before you leave. It's the history of the island in a manner more like browsing a family photo album. Put this one on your must see list.

Visited January 2012
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