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Address: Kilauea Road, Kauai, HI
Phone Number: +1 808-828-1413
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Spectacular views surround this historic lighthouse.

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My husband and I visited the lighthouse on our way back to the airport on a Sunday. The park was closed, but we got great pictures and it was very relaxing to stand there and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Lyssa H
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I visited the lighthouse on our way back to the airport on a Sunday. The park was closed, but we got great pictures and it was very relaxing to stand there and listen to the waves. It was a good, quick stop.

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Huntington Beach
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very beautiful views, excellent cliffs and oceans kind of a little bay coming in on the left side, you can see for miles on a clear day. Easy access from the highway, no hills. You can see this in about an hour or less if you are pressed for time. Quick and easy and inexpensive!!!!!

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fun place to visit! Beautiful views and the kids had a chance to become 'junior rangers' by completing a booklet of activities and questions (receive a badge). $5 fee for adults (kids free). We brought binoculars and we're able to see some dolphins. They also have binoculars you can borrow in the info center.

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Santa Clarita, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bring your National Park Pass! The lighthouse is interesting for its history on the island. It recently underwent a multi-million dollar renovation and looks as though it had been completed yesterday. A free, timed-ticket tour is included once you have entered the park. Take it. We volunteers are very informed. While waiting for your escorted tour, you can watch an... More 

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Anderson, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time I saw it was in the rain. Still gorgeous. Lots of birds as it is now a bird sanctuary. Closed Mondays if you want to go up to the lighthouse, about $10 a person. Educational and enjoyable.

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Thank Chris3081
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the lighthouse for the beautiful views of the north side of Kauai! There is a blowhole there. Admission was free for us on Friday since it was Veteran's Day.

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Thank Kim N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Views haven't changed here in centuries. Imagine island life long ago, watching birds diving and wheeling upwards in the strong breezes. Green lush cliffs provide habitat for ocean birds. A Wow for all.

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Silver Spring, MD
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our day on this side of the island (north) was a bit rainy and yet, it did not stop us from obtaining lovely views of the lighthouse. There is a lookout point that affords you some nice views or you can pay $5 to go on the grounds and get a closer view of the lighthouse. Definitely worth a quick... More 

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Murrieta, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A short drive off the main highway, the lighthouse area provides a breathtaking view of the surrounding areas. There is a visitor center, restrooms and gift shop on the grounds. There is an admissions fee, but I do not know what the cost is, as I have a pass. Well worth the short drive to see this location.

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Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Easy access with great view of the ocean and of many local birds. Because of its proximity to road however, very crowded and a little on the trashy side for Hawaii. Info given is very basic (more for kids) but they need things to do too. Can get rather windy and on the cooler side.

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