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“Well Worth the Visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Kauai Museum

Kauai Museum
Ranked #7 of 56 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.
Olympia
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207 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Well Worth the Visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2013

Some excellent historical pieces on display with a wonderful staff ready to share their knowledge. We were fortunate enough to be there when a lecture was taking place featuring a couple of elderly Hawaiian/Japanese men talking about their experience during the 1930's - Incredible living history!

Visited January 2013
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Rockwall, Texas, United States
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97 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Kauai Back In Time”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2013

Outstanding museum for the history of Kauai and surrounding area. Well worth the stop and also it is free, but they do like a generous contribution to maintain the museum. Great artifacts that they have on display of what it was like in previous times.

Visited January 2013
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Kauai, HI
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40 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Good for a rainy day or special exhibit”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2013

This museum keeps improving. See if it is Lei Day or if they have any special exhibits. Otherwise it is nice if you have extra time and like to learn about the island's history.

Visited August 2012
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Canada
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117 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“Didn't Meet Expectations”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2013

We were expecting something similar to the museum in Oahu. Artifacts were very interesting, but everything is poorly put together. It would be great to see some revamping of the exhibits. Also two of their sketching/paintings are so faded from sunlight, they need to be covered or windows should be covered to protect them.

Visited January 2013
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Wasilla, Alaska
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47 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great Stop”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2013

I loved the retired history teacher that works the check in desk. He was great at sharing personal stories about his life on the island. Wonderful collection of artifacts.

Visited December 2012
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