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Kauai Museum

4428 Rice St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1338
+1 808-245-6931
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A wonderful museum

The museum had many interesting paintings and artifacts from the ancient Hawaiian people, its... read more

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Reviewed 6 days ago
annwaller09
Best Attraction Kept Secret

Excellent for getting in touch with the history of the island.You can spend a couple of hours or... read more

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Reviewed 1 week ago
jcfisch500
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A natural history museum in Kaua'i.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good37%
  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“gift shop” (43 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 04:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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4428 Rice St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1338
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The museum had many interesting paintings and artifacts from the ancient Hawaiian people, its culture and history on the island of Kauai. Included in the museum are the many of more recent history of sugar cane industry and immigrants that were recruited to work for...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 adventurers.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 history and interesting facts about life...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Kauai Museum is a great trip for one of those rainy mornings or afternoons or if you are looking to avoid the mid-day sun. The guides are very friendly and start your tour out with obvious affection for the artifacts and history. This is...More

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Management response:Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for your 5 star review, we are definitely a place to come, rain or shine! Our docents are very informative and passionate of the culture and history here. We`re happy to know that you were able to enjoy the video "Reflections of the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So much to see in this museum! Want to learrn more about the history and culture of Kauai and works of many old Kauaian contributors, this is the museum to visit!

Thank girliefern
Management response:Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to give us such a great review, we`re glad to know that you have learned more of our history and culture. We love to share our mana`o (knowledge) with you.

Reviewed 17 July 2017

The Kauai Museum experience was enjoyable and very informative. Your guides and docent, painted a colorful history of the island. We will come back!

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Thank Nikki M
Management response:Responded 5 days ago

Aloha, we`re glad that we were able to make your visit enjoyable. We are so happy to hear that our docents gave you an informative tour.

Reviewed 15 July 2017

It's been quite a few years since our last visit to this museum and many changes have occurred. There is an interesting introduction by a docent and many artifacts, portraits, videos, etc. about the history of Kauai and other areas of Hawaii. This small museum...More

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Reviewed 13 July 2017

The Museum was informative in providing Kauai's history. We enjoyed listening to Uncle Larry on the ukelele and Uncle Charlie.

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Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Thank you for your positive comments. I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us. We`re glad that you enjoyed Uncle Larry Rivera and Uncle Charlies company, Hope to see you again soon one day.

Reviewed 10 July 2017

We loved the tour we did of the museum. The family stories were just so well put together. I asked questions about mandalas and quilting from the gift store staff and they were quite informative. The tour guide did such a good job of quickly...More

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Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit here at the Kaua`i Museum. I am very pleased to hear that we made your visit memorable. Looking forward to seeing you again soon.

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Stephclayb
22 March 2016|
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Response from Lorna H | Reviewed this property |
I would contact the Kauai Museum at their web site or call them at 808-245-6931 Huleia school is not a functioning school at his time--that I know of-- but the museum may know where the site was Also Grove Farm Museum... More
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Weslois
13 August 2015|
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Response from Christine K | Reviewed this property |
I have never heard of a "lazy river" on Kauai, especially near the museum, it is in the middle of Lihue town.
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tiggy2001
27 January 2015|
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Response from canada777-1207 | Reviewed this property |
Older kids yes, but really its a quiet subdued museum, and fairly small. I think kids would be bored and you would be busy keeping them from getting into things. Good luck
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