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Pacific Tsunami Museum

130 Kamehameha Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
+1 808-935-0926
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Had to visit

Emotional museum. Docents knew some of the people who were taken. Quilt of names. Photos are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Schreiber11
Good lecture to learn about Tsunamis

Starting with a video which gives you an inside of the Tsunami history of Hawaii. Goose bump... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
christiansS8118DP
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  • Excellent39%
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  • Average11%
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130 Kamehameha Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Emotional museum. Docents knew some of the people who were taken. Quilt of names. Photos are excellent. Watch video. Maps of origination of tsmamis was fascinating. I also drove around afterwards and saw the "new" buildings higher up the hill from previously for safety --...More

Thank Schreiber11
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Starting with a video which gives you an inside of the Tsunami history of Hawaii. Goose bump guarantee when you listen to the eyewitness reports. Take your time to stroll around a little and read some stories also about the major Tsunami in 2004! Our...More

Thank christiansS8118DP
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

On the main oceanfront road and located in an old bank branch, First Hawaiian ( formerly Bishop National), is the Pacific Tsunami Museum. The movie provides a very good overview of the terrible devastation that this has caused both in Hilo and around the world....More

Thank marenostrum
Reviewed 14 May 2017

This is so worthwhile. So interesting, a great museum. A lot to take in but the volunteers do a great job and are well informed. Is mostly the 1960 Tsunami in Hilo but does touch on other ones as well. I recommend a visit.

Thank Susy C
Reviewed 8 May 2017

This is worthwhile, interesting no eductonal. The proceeds go to educating the public because you will learn many tsunami deaths could have been prevented.

Thank CarnationKila
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

This is a great museum, but it's a lot to take in. It's sad, interesting, and well-done. The volunteers are happy to answer questions, and many of their exhibits are interactive. I recommend a visit.

Thank QuickWhitTravel
Reviewed 5 May 2017

This museum covers all tsumani's around the world. The volunteers in the museum are very well informed. The movie they show is also very good. I have read a good deal on Hilo's 1960 Tsumani. I was surprised their gift shop was not more extensive.

1  Thank Janster1
Reviewed 29 April 2017

Take an hour or so to learn about tsunami storms and their effects on the world with emphasis on the events in Hawaii. Start with the short film and take you time reading and listening to accounts of these storms and their aftermath. Tsunamis are...More

Thank Michael N
Reviewed 27 April 2017

This was our third trip to the Tsunami Museum and we have learned more each time. The docents are well informed and the displays heart and eye-opening.

Thank Penny G
Reviewed 24 April 2017

My family of four toured the Pacific Tsunami Museum over Christmas of 2016. We were staying in the Kapoho area renting a house and while reading our house rental info and seeing signs about evacuation locations, we realized that we needed to visit the museum...More

Thank Don M
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