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Kauai Museum

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A great Museum

The Kauai Museum does an excellent job showing the great history of the peoples of Kauai. The staff... read more

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TimWen3
A Lovely Surprising Museum

I didn't know what to expect in the Kauai museum but I had some time to spend in Lihue. Turned out... read more

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A natural history museum in Kaua'i.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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4428 Rice St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1338
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All reviews gift shop second building hawaiian history rainy day interesting exhibits great collection spent several hours downtown lihue hawaiian royalty rice street guided tour great introduction great place to visit few hours worth a stop sugar cane beautiful island
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Reviewed today

The Kauai Museum does an excellent job showing the great history of the peoples of Kauai. The staff is friendly and very informed. There is a great newer surfing exhibit as well.We have been coming to Kauai for some 22 years and always enjoy visiting...More

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Reviewed yesterday

I didn't know what to expect in the Kauai museum but I had some time to spend in Lihue. Turned out to be amazing and I wish I'd had far more time there! If you're interested in local history, there's so much to read and...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

The Kaua’i museum offered many great insights of Kaua’i’s past that I have never read about until I walked through the gallery. The attendant was very helpful and answered all the questions I’ve had. She made sure I got to see all there was to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A great museum for self paced look at Kauai history. Third visit for me and I always learn something new. There are new artifacts from a sunken ship with more to be displayed soon. Nice gift shop with a good selection of books.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the place to go to get the real scoop on all things Kauai. To understand the people, you need understand their history and you can learn about it here.They have a nice exhibit on ancient practices, the history of the Hawaiian monarchs, and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed the displays and friendly docent. Music by Larry was so special as was his composition to 'Martha Jane'! Highly recommended.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is wonderful. Centrally located, easy parking, very well run and excellent exhibits. We have come here several times and it is always good. I encourage everyone to learn about Kauai history. With admittance you can return for several days. Nice gift shop too!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We very much enjoyed our time at the Kaua’i Museum, especially the free guided tour of the main rooms. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and very entertaining. The second building was very surprising with several more floors of information about Kaua’i through the years, including...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting to learn about the history of Kauai. Good activity for a rainy day. And staff is very friendly!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting look into Hawaii’s past. The building construction shows an interesting timeline. Anyone interested in architecture would enjoy this.

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Pinnipedia
15 July 2018|
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Response from knit1pro | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it's a small museum so it depends on how in depth you want to get. We were there about an hour and a half, partly because we stopped to listen to a lecture that was going on.
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11 March 2018|
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Response from patriciaheller51 | Reviewed this property |
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Response from Kini D | Property representative |
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