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Kauai Museum, Lihue

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  • Although not conducting tours right now, the docent was very friendly and willing to share information. 
    Although not conducting tours right now, the docent was very friendly and willing to share information.  more »
  • Great museum: affordable, beautiful historic building, kind staff and volunteers, lots of amazing and fascinating history on everything from settlers to surfing--loved it! Well worth the time--a... 
    Great museum: affordable, beautiful historic building, kind staff and volunteers, lots of amazing and fascinating history on everything from settlers to surfing--loved it! Well worth the time--a...  more »
  • One of our first stops and well worth it for us to know the history of Kauai. You see the highs and lows but also an amazing collection of its history. There are two buildings and most people miss... 
    One of our first stops and well worth it for us to know the history of Kauai. You see the highs and lows but also an amazing collection of its history. There are two buildings and most people miss...  more »
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  • Great museum! It's $15 for adults, $10 for students to get in. Your ticket gives you admission for seven days, so that's a great bonus! The museum is actually very large, being housed in two buildings. One is the traditional information, the other includes WW2, modern surfing, and historic information. The staff are friendly and helpful, and this museum is DEFINITELY worth a visit.
  • Little museum near the airport with interesting exhibits on the early history of Kauai, its peoples, canoe plants they brought, their social activities and political intrigue. There's a second building with exhibits on Kauai's unique geology, WWII, plantation life and surfers. Friendly staff, neat place to learn about the island before your other adventures.
  • It's size on the outside is deceiving. I've driven past many times thinking I might slip it in between commitments and figured this was the time. Once inside I realized 1) it was actually two buildings, 2) it had really good quality exhibits, and 3) I was going to be there awhile. They cover Kauai history and geography, WW2 history, surfing interests, plantations, missionaries -- a surprising breadth of subjects, and I didn't feel like anything was just stuck in as an afterthought. If I lived here, I'd want to be a regular volunteer.
  • Interesting museum. Lots to see and take in. It displays a lot of relics of Native Hawaiian culture and history. People visiting Hawaii should acknowledge the history of the island and this museum does a great job of portraying such history. Highly reccomend.
  • Kauai is rich in history and what better place to learn than the Kauai Museum. Easily accessible, browse the displays and ask your questions. Kings, and Queens and WWll and the plantation life. Got it all!!

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