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Pacific Tsunami Museum

130 Kamehameha Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2833
+1 808-935-0926
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We had some time in Hilo before we flew out to Maui. This got decent reviews and we are always up... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Barry and Kris H
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Houston, Texas
Stop By and Learn

The museum itself is small but the staff is amazing and the video they show, everyone should see... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
K10trips
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Apex, North Carolina
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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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130 Kamehameha Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2833
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+1 808-935-0926
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"bank vault"
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"survivor stories"
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"personal accounts"
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"minute film"
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"eye opening"
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"great displays"
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"downtown hilo"
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"interesting history"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We had some time in Hilo before we flew out to Maui. This got decent reviews and we are always up for learning new things. You can spend 45 minutes or 2 hours depending on how much you want to read and look at. Some...More

Thank Barry and Kris H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum itself is small but the staff is amazing and the video they show, everyone should see. I never knew the devastation of Hilo and the lives lost. It's cheap to get in and totally worth just to see the video and news footage....More

Thank K10trips
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An hour will be plenty of time to spend in this little museum. Adults entry $8, we paid a bit less for the kids. Friendly greeting, it was explained to us how it worked - we started to have a look around the exhibits until...More

Thank Sallygeorge
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth the money to see the relatively small museum to understand the impact of tsunamis on Hilo. The photographs and stories attest to the perseverance of the people of the area and the power of nature

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Quick visit but very detailed record of Hilo's tragic past of multiple tsunami's. Well worth a 1/2 -1hr visit.

Thank Suzanne B
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Reviewed 8 March 2018

Very interesting museum in downtown Hilo. Good movie and excellent displays and photos. Close to restaurants and shops.

Thank Tethier919
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

Very interesting museum. People have spend a lot of time putting together information on the survivors of tsunamis and their stories. It is fascinating. Not much information on the actual tsunami, but there is a video that explains the event. Well worth your time.

Thank Riverliver
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Popped in for a quick visit near the end of our trip. Exhibits were well thought out and an interesting mix of video, practicals, photographs and narrative. Thought provoking for all ages and wish we had more than the hour we were able to spend...More

Thank archipenko
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

There is an interesting movie shown in the bank vault (the museum is in a repurposed bank) and the guide told some great stories of tsunamis. The rest is a self-guided tour in this small museum. Location is downtown Hilo with shops and restaurants around....More

Thank tshep42
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

Because coastal Hilo will always be subject to possible tsunami's, it's important to educate the locals and visitors about history and how to stay safe. The museum is filled with testimonials, historical facts, and information that will inform patrons about tsunamis. What was fascinating to...More

Thank Kathy L
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