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West Kauai Technology & Visitor Center
Ranked #14 of 23 things to do in Waimea
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Reviewed August 29, 2013

We attended several classes/walks that the West Kauai Technology & Visitor Center offers during the course of the week. The Waimea Town Historical 3 hr. walk on Mondays from 9:30a.m-12:30p.m. was so packed of information about perspectives on growing up in the town of Waimea as a local. Our guide lead us to historical sights including the churches, shopping areas, local flora and fauna- examples of how the kukui nut and macadamia nut looks, and hidden areas that are not tourist spots around the town of Waimea. Helped us see a different perspective of Waimea- not just from a tourist's view. We sure learned a great deal while attending this 3 hr. walk. Our guide was very informative and great to add in her childhood experiences growing up here - she was non-stop in talking for the whole 3 hrs!
The Aloha Friday Lei Making class was also very nice as there was an assortment of different types of flowers used to make our leis- not just the usual plumeria. There were also bougainvillea and stephanotis flowers. It was a small class and we took our time to make several leis-- definitely a great experience with the Hawaiian culture- very hands-on. The volunteers at the center are very nice and helpful with a lot of information provided for us.

The museum is also very nice with exhibits of the Waimea historical sights along with pictures and examples-- plantation days. There are also a lot of books sold here as well as the famous rare Niihau shell necklaces. There are also a few computers for visitors to utilize which is very convenient. Definitely worthwhile to stop by here and at least say "hi." By the way, everything here was free but donations are greatly accepted to keep the program running.

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Reviewed May 12, 2013

This has been on our "bucket" list for several Kauai visits. This time we made it. What a surprise. The center contains artifacts and pictures of what Kauai used to be. They describe the ranching, sugar industry, and early settlers. Spent an hour there reading and looking. Add it to your list of places to visit.

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Reviewed September 10, 2012

We just stopped by becasue we had a few hours before our sunset cruise of the Napali coast. We were glad we did because the staff told us of a great place to visit before heading off on our cruise a few hours later.

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Reviewed July 9, 2012

Most folks who visit Kaua`i drive past this modern-looking building, but it's worth taking the time to stop. It's a lovely place to use a computer and also offers learning opportunities (classes) and a small museum. The displays about the West Side are informative and attractive. There are clean restrooms, plenty of parking, and it's easy to get on/off the highway. More importantly, the staff are well informed, gracious, and welcoming. Drop in for 15 minutes to look around - you'll enjoy the break.

5  Thank WanderingRosie
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Reviewed October 5, 2010

We do not travel with a device that allows us internet access so we stopped here to utilize the free internet service. The young woman that assisted us was so nice and helpful. She also surprised the female in our duo with the gift of a free flower lei.

We had stopped at the library but you have to have a Hawaii library card to utilize their computers. The librarian referred us to the Tech Center.

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