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Kokee Natural History Museum

Kokee State Park, after 15 mile marker, Hwy 550, Kekaha, Kauai, HI 96752
+1 808-335-3353
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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. Knowledgeable staff and volunteers are happy to help you decide on the trail(s) for you and advise you of current conditions and hazards. Exhibits give visitors an overview of the natural and cultural history of Waimea Canyon and Kokeʻe State Parks. The gift shop carries unique gifts as well as informative books, recordings, and DVDs that illuminate the natural and cultural treasures of Kaua'i. Suggested donation, $3.
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  • Very good56%
  • Average20%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“gift shop” (8 reviews)
“worth a stop” (5 reviews)
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Kokee State Park, after 15 mile marker, Hwy 550, Kekaha, Kauai, HI 96752
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+1 808-335-3353
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank Rick I
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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Reviewed 8 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

Thank Michael J
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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

Thank angcshows
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Chris F, Manager at Kokee Natural History Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2018

Thank you for dropping in!

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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.

Thank Kekaha8
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Chris F, General Manager at Kokee Natural History Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

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

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Reviewed 8 March 2018

This was a great little museum with a very knowledgable and friendly staff, reasonably priced and interesting high quality merchandise in the gift shop including a lot of locally made crafts. Stop in for all your hiking map and local knowledge needs. This is authentic...More

Thank MBEUG
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Reviewed 1 March 2018

A must! You will feel an urge to go all the way to the top first (That's OK too).. Stop again on your way down. Remember closing is 4PM. Bring a lunch (poke maybe) ..There are sheltered picnic tables and bathrooms at the top of...More

Thank Mary H
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Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Great place to rest, and learn more about the park and trails! FYI: Drones are not allowed! Especially when you chase birds with it!

Thank kneesee79
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