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Kauai Museum

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Address: 4428 Rice St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1338
Phone Number: +1 808-245-6931
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A natural history museum in Kaua'i.

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Amazing Artifacts and History

We spent an hour here, a great rainy day diversion. Lots of ancient artifacts and plenty of long write ups about life as an ancient Hawiian. There is a second building with... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Anson C
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Yellowknife, Canada
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Richmond, Canada
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Surprisingly large display. One hour wasn't nearly enough! Entrance fee included a coupon to return within the week free, which I hope to take advantage of. For such a small space, they have a very complete display covering the entire history of the island. Some of the displays feel a little tired, but they are well put together and still... More 

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Yellowknife, Canada
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent an hour here, a great rainy day diversion. Lots of ancient artifacts and plenty of long write ups about life as an ancient Hawiian. There is a second building with displays from after first contact with Europeans that is very interesting. I would have liked a little more context on some of the displays, but the staff are... More 

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Sandwich, Massachusetts
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The first part of this museum is dedicated to the early history of Hawaii and contains many beautiful artifacts. Janet was our tour guide and she was very knowledgeable about the history and culture of Kauai. It made it that much more interesting. The second half of the museum is kind of a mish mosh of WWII, movies filmed in... More 

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Oswego, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very friendly people & well informed & helpful. This is a small museum with 2 floors full of history.

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Soouth Pasadena
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

If you like Hawaiian history you will enjoy this museum. If you are not a history fan you will likely be confused because it is not well organized - not worth the $15 admission price.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

i know I know, who want so visit a Lush paradise and go inside, well I have been to Kauai several times so this time I wanted to do all of the I put off as next time. I am glad i did, this little musem has a great, knowledgable and caring staff. It has tons of artifacts, photos and... More 

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Palmyra, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Very organized, lots of interesting and neat artifacts. The museum helped me to understand and mold a picture of the history of Kauai. I think it is a must see. Very cool giftshop too. The locals who work here are very passionate about the museum, which I loved. They were also very welcoming and helpful. There was a film they... More 

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California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

I am not a huge 'history buff', and normally this type of museum is not my thing. But I really did enjoy this one! It appeared to be small from the outside, but it housed an enormous quantity of items - and every section had aspects that were interesting, relevant, and unique. The writing in the posters/signs was well done.... More 

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San Marcos, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

To get the benefit of this museum, you really have to take the time to read the placards with the information about the displays. If you are interested in history it is worth making the stop here.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our stop here. Allow time to read multiple placards with historical facts. This is a perfect stop after seeing Bishop museum and the 'Iolani Palace in Honolulu.

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