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The guides and videos provided a lot of education about that tremendous force provided by tsunamis. Really made us aware of the potential for danger. Lots of displays and eye witness/survivor account stories
Small museum but very imformative for those of us that do not live in tsunami areas. Staff are friendly and provide good local and wider information about tsunamis. Really interesting to learn about the terrible impact of tsunamis on Hilo.
This is a small museum in downtown Hilo off highway 19, highlighting the (unfortunately) many tsunamis that have affected the Hawaiian islands over the last century. A testament to nature's awesome water power, to go alongside the island's fire (volcano) power.
We had a cruise stop and were able to take the local bus from just outside the port to downtown hilo bus terminal. The museum was a 10 minute walk from the bus station. Very interesting - how tsunamis are formed and good records of...More
If you truly want to understand the story of Hilo, you need to visit this museum.
Small, but wonderfully interesting and informative.
I did it as a self guided tour... my preference.
Take your time, stroll along, and soak it up.
You may never look...More
I read in the rough guide that you cannot understand Hilo without a visit to this museum. This is the perfect summary - we dropped by and were shown around by Mike who make the whole museum (and really, the whole of Hilo) come alive...More