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“Don't bother”
2 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.
San Clemente, California, United States
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92 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Don't bother”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2013

I have.been coming to the Island of Abundance for decades now and have always said, next time I gotta go to the Kauai Museum...so this tine I did.

My tip?

Don't bother.

This sprawling collection of junk from the historical attic of Kauai is badly displayed, fitully labelled and badly lit. I went in with an oh-boy spirit and got depressed in like 5 minutes.

Visited October 2013
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Canada
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48 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“A great museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2013

All local museums have their charm but this one has a lot more. The museum is quite large and holds exhibits that the main Hawaii museum has no space for, it is used as an overflow. All exhibits are well displayed and the history of the area is logically set out. We enjoyed the small gift shop and the very welcoming atmosphere.

Visited October 2013
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Seattle, Washington
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219 reviews
96 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Okay museum.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2013

First building is just a big room with a mezzanine. Very hot and not really in any order. Second building is air conditioned. Movie skips much of Hawaii's and Kauai's history. Displays are okay. Not a must see attraction.

Visited October 2013
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Tillamook, Oregon
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41 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Wonderful old building”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2013

Art on display, artifacts on display, a lovely gift shop with one of a kind beautiful dresses, a separate building nicely displaying the history of the people who came to Kauai, the movers and shakers through the centuries. Pictographs are depicted on walls along the walkway, various displays showcase plants and their uses, Russian influence on the island, a movie also tells the history of the people of Kauai. Very worthwhile stop. The ladies who run the museum are also a delight.

Visited August 2013
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New York
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40 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Interesting Place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2013

You will find a lot of interesting information, history of Hawaii, artefacts, Wao! just great, I wish we would have had much more time to read all the information with much more detail. Will surely visit again on next trip. Thank you, Mrs. Uili'i for all the information you gave us.

Visited August 2013
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