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“A nice little spot to get some ideas for day trips.”
Review of Kauai Museum

Kauai Museum
Ranked #8 of 55 things to do in Lihue
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: A natural history museum in Kaua'i.
Kapaa, Hawaii, United States
Level 6 Contributor
105 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“A nice little spot to get some ideas for day trips.”
Reviewed 25 July 2014

I love history and museums, but sometimes a visit to the museum can eat up all day. At the Kauai museum good things come in smaller packages. It's not real big and you can see a lot in an hour (or less). It's staffed with folks who smile and are happy to help. I like to go to the museum and get a little back-story on places and then go have an adventure. There is lots of parking behind.

Visited May 2014
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Portland, Oregon
Level 6 Contributor
253 reviews
125 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Interesting displays and exhibits”
Reviewed 16 July 2014

Museum is housed in an historic Hawaiian building. The displays ranged from describing life on the island to the impact of World War II on Hawaiians. Lots of mammal, birds, fish, and other island artifacts. Presented an overview of Kauai history through exhibits and films. Worth a stop if interested in island history.

Visited February 2014
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Kauai, Hawaii
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Very Sweet”
Reviewed 8 July 2014

This Museum is undergoing a decrease in space which is problematic because they offer so much to learn about. The building is historic & in good condition.The personnel are very nice & are knowledgeable about the history of Kauai & very willing to share their information. The gift shop offers a great variety of reading material, videos, music cds, and decorative & wearing apparel at reasonable prices & variety.

Visited May 2014
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Connecticut
Level 6 Contributor
137 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Definitely worth a visit”
Reviewed 6 July 2014

If you are interested in Hawaiin heritage this is a great place to visit. My wife and I enjoyed our time there. Not good for young kids as they would be bored.

Visited July 2014
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Los Osos, California
Level 6 Contributor
213 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Good movies”
Reviewed 1 July 2014

Great exhibits of local woodworks--a large canoe will soon be reinstalled as a centerpiece.

Nice grounds, including a picnic area.

Very interesting HI history film shown continuously. Includes interviews with natives very unenthused with recent developments, both social and physical. (A plea to help them maintain their pre-tourist lifestyles.)

Visited June 2014
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