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Address: Kaumualii Hwy, Waimea, Kauai, HI
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+1 808-338-1625
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00

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Nice piece of Kauai history

This little detour gives the history of sugar plantations, which are not just Kauai's but Hawaii's main export. it gives good background and history of the ups and downs, the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 September 2016
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

On 11/03 we stopped by Waimea Plantation Cottages front desk/registration desk and inquired of the young lady the location of the museum. I was informed that the museum was closed, exhibits removed and were looking for a new location. Confirmed with a phone call on 11/08. MUSEUM IS CLOSED and exhibits have been parcelled out to Koke'e Natural History Museum... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

This little detour gives the history of sugar plantations, which are not just Kauai's but Hawaii's main export. it gives good background and history of the ups and downs, the hardships and rewards their ancestors encountered while creating this now BOOMING industry! Recommended if your in the area.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2014

Very interesting and reminded me that the hard working ancestors handed down a real treasure...let's hope the Family Trust visits this museum so that they will be reminded of the sacrifices they made to provide this the Plantation Cottages.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2013

This is interesting but not at all kept up. If you are a history buff you can glean information about how the sugar plantation started and progressed. How did French/Norwegian people end up in Hawii? That was not revealed, but was interesting nonetheless. Not worth a big detour, but of local interest.

Thank Berkeley_CA_USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2012

Beautiful small museum tells the history of old west side Kauai up to the end of the sugar industry in 2009. Worth a visit before dinner at the Grove Cafe.

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Pleasanton, ca
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2012

Really neat to come all the way from Bay area and find so much fun down in Hawaii, they have an archive of lots of neat objects used by the family, stop and take a look!

Thank brazil4u

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