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Kauai Museum

4428 Rice St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1338
+1 808-245-6931
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Nice small museum

The front office people at the gift shop obviously cared about the museum and their guests. They... read more

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Jenny T
Discovering Kauai'i

On a recent family vacation, my brother and I toured the Kauai Museum and it was very enlightening... read more

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A natural history museum in Kaua'i.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good38%
  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 04:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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4428 Rice St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1338
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+1 808-245-6931
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Reviewed yesterday

The front office people at the gift shop obviously cared about the museum and their guests. They were very gracious. The museum is a small dose of Hawaii history and the ways that immigrants to the sugar cane plantations brought with them things that we...More

Thank Jenny T
Reviewed yesterday

On a recent family vacation, my brother and I toured the Kauai Museum and it was very enlightening. Long before the sugar plantations, the polynesians had a flourishing culture and we enjoyed being introduced to its many facets. The more modern history gave us insight...More

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Reviewed yesterday

The front desk was excellent. The bathroom was clean. I liked the displays. Everything was well done.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Kauai Museum was very nice. The people working at the museum were very friendly. The gift shop was cute and had nice merchandise.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We are so glad this historical landmark of a building has a new director, thus a new look inside including lots to see and learn about. A local artist painted some wonderful portraits of past leaders, kings & queens. A friend of ours told us...More

Thank Good_Food_Lover77
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I am a sucker for small regional museums. They always seem to have incredibly enthusiastic and voluntary staff whose contagious delight in the artifacts they watch over improves my mood enormously. This museum is no exception. If you pay attention, you will leave with a...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A small museum with some exceptional and unique exhibits. Although well laid out for self guided investigation the Monday talks by Docent Jim Jung brings the story of Cleopatra's Barge (Ha'a Heo Hawaii) to life. This museum, since 1960, contains rare and cultural artefacts from...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a charming and interesting museum! Much to see and much to learn about kauia and Hawaiian history. Well displayed and we will definitely go back soon. Highly recommend. A little unexpected jewel. Much larger than it seems from the outside and well worth a...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed museum staff very friendly. Informational and video on Hawaiian people and land very interesting and full of facts and knowledge from these great islands. I enjoyed the exhibits of old sea artifacts and Hawaiian royal family.

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Thank Gary A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We only toured this site because we had some free time. it turned out to be a real pleasure about the unique history and charms of this island. Lihue can be too sleepy a village; but this little place needs to be advertised more to...More

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Stephclayb
I'm looking for the location of the Huleia school from 1916.
23 March 2016|
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Response from Lorna H | Reviewed this property |
I would contact the Kauai Museum at their web site or call them at 808-245-6931 Huleia school is not a functioning school at his time--that I know of-- but the museum may know where the site was Also Grove Farm Museum... More
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Weslois
Is there a lazy river?
14 August 2015|
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Response from Christine K | Reviewed this property |
I have never heard of a "lazy river" on Kauai, especially near the museum, it is in the middle of Lihue town.
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tiggy2001
Is the museum for kids as well?
27 January 2015|
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Response from canada777-1207 | Reviewed this property |
Older kids yes, but really its a quiet subdued museum, and fairly small. I think kids would be bored and you would be busy keeping them from getting into things. Good luck
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