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Pacific Tsunami Museum

130 Kamehameha Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
+1 808-935-0926
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Good overview of the tremendous disasters

On the main oceanfront road and located in an old bank branch, First Hawaiian ( formerly Bishop... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Washington DC
via mobile
Very informative

This is so worthwhile. So interesting, a great museum. A lot to take in but the volunteers do a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Susy C
Sydney, Australia
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
130 Kamehameha Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
+1 808-935-0926
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On the main oceanfront road and located in an old bank branch, First Hawaiian ( formerly Bishop National), is the Pacific Tsunami Museum. The movie provides a very good overview of the terrible devastation that this has caused both in Hilo and around the world....More

Thank marenostrum
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is so worthwhile. So interesting, a great museum. A lot to take in but the volunteers do a great job and are well informed. Is mostly the 1960 Tsunami in Hilo but does touch on other ones as well. I recommend a visit.

Thank Susy C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is worthwhile, interesting no eductonal. The proceeds go to educating the public because you will learn many tsunami deaths could have been prevented.

Thank CarnationKila
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great museum, but it's a lot to take in. It's sad, interesting, and well-done. The volunteers are happy to answer questions, and many of their exhibits are interactive. I recommend a visit.

Thank QuickWhitTravel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum covers all tsumani's around the world. The volunteers in the museum are very well informed. The movie they show is also very good. I have read a good deal on Hilo's 1960 Tsumani. I was surprised their gift shop was not more extensive.

1  Thank Janster1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Take an hour or so to learn about tsunami storms and their effects on the world with emphasis on the events in Hawaii. Start with the short film and take you time reading and listening to accounts of these storms and their aftermath. Tsunamis are...More

Thank Michael N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our third trip to the Tsunami Museum and we have learned more each time. The docents are well informed and the displays heart and eye-opening.

Thank Penny G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family of four toured the Pacific Tsunami Museum over Christmas of 2016. We were staying in the Kapoho area renting a house and while reading our house rental info and seeing signs about evacuation locations, we realized that we needed to visit the museum...More

Thank Don M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful museum, to visit, especially on an all too common rainy day. All the things you might not know about tsunamis all over the world, but especially in the Hawaiian Islands. An informative and really interesting 20 min.documentary, with moving interviews from people who experienced...More

Thank Miriahm D
Reviewed 16 April 2017

We enjoyed spending about 90 minutes here. It's informational and interesting, with photos, interactive displays, and more. Displays about several different historical tsunamis both in Hawaii and elsewhere. Compelling displays and some interesting tidbits. There is a LOT of info available, though, so I felt...More

Thank MOB17
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