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Kokee Natural History Museum

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Kokeʻe Natural History Museum Kokeʻe Natural History Museum, located just past mile marker 15 on the road up to Waimea Canyon, is open 365 days a year from 9am to 4:00pm. Kokeʻe Museum provides trail information and sells maps trail maps...more
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Kokee State Park, after 15 mile marker, Hwy 550, Kekaha, Kauai, HI 96752
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After driving up to Waimea Canyon to see the views, it was a good stop to check out the museum. I found the information about weather and rain interesting.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank susangsays
Chris F, Manager at Kokee Natural History Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

My favorite display is the rainfall at Waialeale. Mahalo for visiting!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stopped here to see the museum and take a break. Nice little museum with neat items. Quite small. Lots of free parking and wild chickens running all around. The little store/restaurant there also has some nice Hawaiian items. They sell feed for the chickens...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 7 October 2018

Great little museum with information on the natural history of the park. Some lovely exhibits and well worth a visit for a small donation.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 10 August 2018

We passed this on the way to the and from taking in the views, but decided we should drive back up to check it out. I enjoy exploring such places. Glad we did. Several amazing collections - shells, insects, flowers, tree wood, and others that...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank vtcc64
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

Museum is a little bit of an overstatement but I always enjoy popping in here. Don’t expect too much but it’s a great little building with artifacts and information about the area. Give it a quick peek and maybe grab a little something from the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank sihaviation
Reviewed 18 July 2018

This is a great little museum if you want to know about the plants and animals you'll see while on Kauai. This is also the place to stop to get a detailed map and really good directions for the numerous trails in Waimea Canyon. Very...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 17 July 2018

Couple of shops to get something to eat and drink. Walked around the Koke'e Museum. Interesting displays of plants, animals, vintage pictures and history. Donation box asks for $3/person for upkeep and operational expenses. We contributed. Worth the money.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

First of all... I am not a museum lover, but to me this one use very unimpressive. Maybe it is just me ... but the rather small amount of old stuff in a very small building was just not that exciting to me or anyone...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Michael J
Reviewed 10 June 2018

This place is definitely worth a stop on your drive in the canyon. We stopped here about halfway through our drive to take a quick break. There is no admission fee, but there is a suggested donation box of $3 to which we gladly donated....More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Chris F, Manager at Kokee Natural History Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2018

Thank you for dropping in!

Reviewed 2 April 2018

The people in the museum are so helpful. They know the conditions of the trails and can help you pick the perfect hike. The museum is small but packed with lots of cool information.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Chris F, General Manager at Kokee Natural History Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

Thank you so much and I hope you had a wonderful time hiking at Kokee!

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