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“Nice people”

Hana Cultural Center
Ranked #23 of 31 things to do in Hana
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Owner description: An eclectic collection of local history.
Reviewed 11 November 2013

Nice people ran the cultural center, but there wasn't much there. Lots of photos of people with only their names, but without any description to know how they were important to Hana.

1  Thank Lissa J
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Reviewed 19 March 2013

And the sturctures are in very bad condition with much thatching missing. Just walk around yard for a few minutes.

2  Thank MauiNotKaoi
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Reviewed 10 January 2013

This is a great place to visit if you are in the area. An enormous amount of interesting stuff in a very small place. The exhibits may apparently change this year, so hopefully more of the same.

Thank T A
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Reviewed 26 August 2012

Hana’s Population in 2010: 2,291: this is not Honolulu (2010 population: 337,256) and this is not the Bishop Museum ($17.95 ‘required’ admission). Instead you get a small museum that does the best it can to preserve a little of both Hawaiian and Hana-ian culture. (Read about the tsunami in ’46.) The $3 is a ‘suggested’ donation. That donation might be used to better the quality of the museum in the long run. I found the docent to be knowledgeable, especially in lieu of all the folks who stop by asking for tourist advice, especially the “backside road.” She tolerated it all and with enthusiasm and aloha. (The lady behind the counter could learn a lot about P.R. and aloha by emulating her.) There are a couple of good pieces inside this one little room. Reading the information provided in the cases gives some good information. The courthouse is unique in that it is still used today. It was disheartening to see so many rave reviews for the Art Gallery (nice, but completely beyond my budget) and the negatives for this tiny, local museum trying to do what it can with limited everything (space, parking, resources). If the one hour of time and the $3 is such a big deal, please buy a bottle of beer and go watch the waves crash on one of the beautiful Hana beaches. (But please respect the “aina”- both the bottle *and the cap* are garbage!) SUPPORT ART in all its forms.

2  Thank jashock
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Reviewed 4 July 2012

After getting in a suitable amount of beach and hiking in the area, we decided to explore the local cultural center -- a small easy way to contribute to local artists & economy. Was able to buy a nice ceramic mug by a local Hawaiian artist. That purchase made it worthwhile as every morning my day begins with that mug -- a world away from Hana.

2  Thank Refined-Bohemian
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