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Pacific Tsunami Museum

130 Kamehameha Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
+1 808-935-0926
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Worth a stop. Provides history of Hawaiin tsunamis and a video worth watching. After take a trip to... read more

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130 Kamehameha Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
+1 808-935-0926
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Worth a stop. Provides history of Hawaiin tsunamis and a video worth watching. After take a trip to Laupāhoehoe worth the drive!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

To get the most out of this museum be prepared to spend time reading all of the text with the exhibits and watching the film. It is small but there is a lot of information packed inside.

1  Thank Hidesertdweller
Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved visiting this museum- a fantastic exhibit which is very informative and great staff! The videos are neat, and I love to read the personal accounts of people who have experienced tsunamis

Thank GeoLady86
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very informative museum of all the major tsunamis in the past 100 years. The movie is a must see and the artifacts are sobering. Along the walls are survival stories from the many different tsunamis around the world. I went there mostly to see my...More

1  Thank Warren N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pacific Tsunami Museum offers a lot of information about tsunami around the world as well as those that have inundated Hilo over the past century. The film is a good way to start your tour, as it helps you understand the mission of the museum,...More

1  Thank Mamashu
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very small museum, but very informative about tsunamis and lots of personal stories from the tsunami that struck Hilo and the Hamakua coast. There is an entry fee.

Thank DragonLady13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found the visit informative. We learned a lot about Tsunami behaviors and signs, interesting to know as we were staying in a Tsunami area.

Thank kvmd
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A must visit place! Full of history and information. Earthquakes and tsunamis can happen any time and educating everyone can save lives.

Thank firstlady2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Admission is $7 for locals and seniors, $8 regular. The admission fee includes an interesting introductory video in an old bank vault. Listening to the volunteer docent provide additional details and stories made it more relevant and interesting.

Thank truffles808
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am enamored with the fact that the movie room is in a giant walk in safe. I am a Laupahoehoe alumni so the museum is close to my heart. It's like we stepped back in time and can almost feel what those who lived...More

Thank konalozano
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