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Pacific Tsunami Museum

130 Kamehameha Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
+1 808-935-0926
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Learned a lot about tsunamis

Great local museum. Good information, not too expensive. Staffed with lots of community volunteers... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Lesli J
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great little museum with a Hilo vibe

The staff give an excellent overview of their work and what the Center does. The exhibits provide... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Los Angeles, California
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130 Kamehameha Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
+1 808-935-0926
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great local museum. Good information, not too expensive. Staffed with lots of community volunteers. Amazing stories of survivors.

Thank Lesli J
Reviewed 2 days ago

The staff give an excellent overview of their work and what the Center does. The exhibits provide detailed & multi-media information about tsunamis and the effect they have on coastal communities world-wide. Hilo is particularly vulnerable and uses this kind of knowledge in managing town...More

Thank Berrywin
Reviewed 4 days ago

We went at the end of the day and didn't allow enough time. The video is good, but you need to take you time reading each exhibit and the pictures. It is amazing history.

Thank tedact
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum was well presented and the volunteer guides very knowledgeable and helpful. The standout was the 30 minute video about tsunamis. Very impressive and well done.

Thank Wendy B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is very interesting, very informative, and very inexpensive. It's about $8.00 a person to get in, but $1.00 off for Seniors over 60. There is a variety of interactive displays, and a lot of information about Hilo, and its various experiences during the...More

1  Thank ovolacto
Reviewed 1 week ago

Small but focused and very interesting collection of news, commentary and artifacts regarding this most devastasting event in Hilo's history. Well worth a visit and an hour or so.

Thank cklonowski
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definitely visit this museum if you visit Hilo. The devastation resulting from tsunamis is shocking.

Thank Jean K
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Worth a stop. Provides history of Hawaiin tsunamis and a video worth watching. After take a trip to Laupāhoehoe worth the drive!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 13 January 2018

To get the most out of this museum be prepared to spend time reading all of the text with the exhibits and watching the film. It is small but there is a lot of information packed inside.

1  Thank Hidesertdweller
Reviewed 13 January 2018

I loved visiting this museum- a fantastic exhibit which is very informative and great staff! The videos are neat, and I love to read the personal accounts of people who have experienced tsunamis

Thank GeoLady86
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