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Pacific Tsunami Museum

130 Kamehameha Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2833
+1 808-935-0926
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Informative and Educational

Took time to take a tour of this small, yet interesting museum. It highlights the effects of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
trainfan2000
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Hamilton, Canada
Informative and educational

This museum is geared towards public education and explains the current risks of tsunamis by... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ichecked
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New York City, New York
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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130 Kamehameha Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2833
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Took time to take a tour of this small, yet interesting museum. It highlights the effects of the tsunami of 1946 on the city of Hilo. There are displays and films to explain what tsunamis are and how they cause such destruction. There are also...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is geared towards public education and explains the current risks of tsunamis by exploring many past tidal wave events. It is worth a visit here to understand what to do should the sirens go off or a large local earthquake occur anywhere in...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum focuses on the human factor of the devastation of tsunami events. It explains the factors that contribute to the destruction caused by this type of natural disaster, and outlines the actions needed to minimize the lose of human life when a tsunami occurs

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a small museum but definitely worth a visit. Informative and explains the history between Hawaii and Tsunamis along with other worldwide Tsunamis. Interesting, interactive exhibitions and worth your time to stop and learn something new.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Relatively modest entrance fee. My impression that the emphasis of the museum was to instill fear. It did. Though this act of nature is relatively rare, if you get caught in one and you are either unprepared or you don’t know what’s happening you might...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped at the Tsunami museum without really know what they had inside. Local volunteer gave a great talk about how they form and some history of past events on the islands. Plenty of information and exhibits, well worth an hour of your time.

Thank ROKColorado
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We got there about an hour before closing such was plenty of time ,the museum is small . The building is a old bank and the "new bank " is next door,an ugly block building compared to the neat building the museum is in. It...More

Thank simpleyme
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

We had some time in Hilo before we flew out to Maui. This got decent reviews and we are always up for learning new things. You can spend 45 minutes or 2 hours depending on how much you want to read and look at. Some...More

Thank Barry and Kris H
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

The museum itself is small but the staff is amazing and the video they show, everyone should see. I never knew the devastation of Hilo and the lives lost. It's cheap to get in and totally worth just to see the video and news footage....More

Thank K10trips
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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

An hour will be plenty of time to spend in this little museum. Adults entry $8, we paid a bit less for the kids. Friendly greeting, it was explained to us how it worked - we started to have a look around the exhibits until...More

Thank Sallygeorge
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