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Pacific Tsunami Museum

130 Kamehameha Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
+1 808-935-0926
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PTM interesting

We found our visit to PTM very interesting and informative. Great displays with lots of history... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
CanuckAlberta
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Alberta
Educational

The museum is small but well done, and I'm glad for their educational services and their desire to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Laura B
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Castle Rock, Colorado
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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130 Kamehameha Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
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"great displays"
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"downtown hilo"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We found our visit to PTM very interesting and informative. Great displays with lots of history about Hilo as well.

Thank CanuckAlberta
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The museum is small but well done, and I'm glad for their educational services and their desire to save lives with the knowledge they've garnered by studying tsunamis of the past. The personal stories are the best.

Thank Laura B
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great local museum. Good information, not too expensive. Staffed with lots of community volunteers. Amazing stories of survivors.

Thank Lesli J
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The staff give an excellent overview of their work and what the Center does. The exhibits provide detailed & multi-media information about tsunamis and the effect they have on coastal communities world-wide. Hilo is particularly vulnerable and uses this kind of knowledge in managing town...More

Thank Berrywin
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went at the end of the day and didn't allow enough time. The video is good, but you need to take you time reading each exhibit and the pictures. It is amazing history.

Thank tedact
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum was well presented and the volunteer guides very knowledgeable and helpful. The standout was the 30 minute video about tsunamis. Very impressive and well done.

Thank Wendy B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is very interesting, very informative, and very inexpensive. It's about $8.00 a person to get in, but $1.00 off for Seniors over 60. There is a variety of interactive displays, and a lot of information about Hilo, and its various experiences during the...More

1  Thank ovolacto
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small but focused and very interesting collection of news, commentary and artifacts regarding this most devastasting event in Hilo's history. Well worth a visit and an hour or so.

Thank cklonowski
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definitely visit this museum if you visit Hilo. The devastation resulting from tsunamis is shocking.

Thank Jean K
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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