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Kauai Museum, Lihue

4.2
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The Kaua’i Museum is the historical “heart” of Kauai and is literally located in the heart of Lihu’e. Not only is the museum filled with the essence of true aloha, from the people who greet you to the historical galleries that include fascinating artifacts, it offers the opportunity to become involved in fun daily Hawaiian cultural activities.
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  • This was a great introduction to the history of Kaua’i. The artifact collection was awe inspiring. Beautiful feather regalia, and fantastic stone and wooden artifacts.  more »
  • Some interesting displays; I would like to se more information on the local birds and critters that live on the island. A methodical layout of the founding-populating of the island and the economy evo...  more »
  • This is a small museum with a good collection of artifacts, paintings and exhibits of early Hawaiian culture. The museum also has information on the immigration of the many different groups of people ...  more »
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  • Fabulous museum! Staff walked us into the museum and gave us a rundown on everything we were about to see. It was like having a private mini tour. There are 2 buildings, the first is on Hawaiian culture and the second building is about Kauai. We enjoyed learning about the kings and seeing the shipwreck treasures. The surfing exhibit was really cool too. The day pass is good for 7 days so you can revisit the museum. Their gift shop is also amazing.
  • Interesting way to spend a rainy afternoon We enjoyed learning about the islands history. Some good exibits
  • Very informational from a cultural standpoint. Lots to look at. A little pricey to get in but I liked it.
  • Wonderful stop while waiting for our flight home. Spent two casual hours look through the exhibits. Would have liked to see this first before our week here, as there was much to learn about the island's history that would have provided a great backstory to many of the locations we visited on Kauai.
  • It’s very nice to see the history of Kauai and the Hawaiian cultures. The ticket is $15/adult and $12/senior. I would recommend taking your children to go check it out. They will have a better understanding of the culture and history of Hawaii.
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