If you are interested in Polynesia history and culture, this should be your first stop. On our return from Australia/New Zealand, my friend and I decided to spend the day at the Bishop Museum. We were not disappointed. The collection of not just Hawaiian art, artifacts and culture are there, but a wonderful visual history of the Polynesian people. The display of ceremonial items and feather cloaks worn by the various kings is absolutely breathtaking. We also enjoyed the paintings, jewelry and statuary. The highlight was a storyteller in the auditorium. He later gave a brief history of the hula dance. It was so interesting and informative. The museum is located in a residential neighborhood with parking. It also has a nice gift shop and Café. We can't wait to return.
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