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Kauai Museum, Lihue

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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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  • Excellent for getting in touch with the history of the island.You can spend a couple of hours or more there learning about the initial residents, their culture, rulers and invasion by European adventu...  more »
  • Best place to learn about the Hawaiian culture and the historical importance of this island. Kauai is amazing as its the oldest and best island for flora and fauna.  more »
  • This island museum was an unexpected delight. Having grown up on Oahu and moving to the mainland, this was the first trip to Kauai in over 20 years for my wife and I. While in two small buildings, the...  more »
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  • A good place to learn about the history and culture of Kauai. The museum is small, but contains more than enough knowledge to fill your afternoon. If you like exploring things in detail, you might need two afternoons. The staff are great people, and very helpful!
  • Terrific place with all the history of Kauai. Amazing historical artifacts. Wonderful staff.
  • Small museum with local charm. Not a high "wow" factor, but some things were interesting. Some pieces seemed sketchy, like they were fabricated for the museum. But the price was right unless you go to the gift shop.
  • Great intro, very knowledgeable staff. Displays could have been laid out more orderly. Good video of Hawaiian history. Love that your ticket is valid for 7 days so you can go back to take more info in.
  • Wonderful museum packed with local Kauai history. Very informative. Well worth the modest admission fee. Be sure to check out the gift shop too. They have a good selection of books.

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