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Kauai Museum

4428 Rice St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1338
+1 808-245-6931
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The local staff made this a fabulous visit. They were very well educated on the history of the area... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
St. Johns, Florida
via mobile
Quaint, Thorough, Intriguing, but Slightly Disorganized

The museum provided a thorough history of Kauai from ancient Kauai, to more modern pop culture... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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A natural history museum in Kaua'i.
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good35%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“gift shop” (46 reviews)
“second building” (17 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 AM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
4428 Rice St, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-1338
+1 808-245-6931
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The local staff made this a fabulous visit. They were very well educated on the history of the area and informative. They guided us through the museum and we enjoyed the video of the history of the island. We were not in a hurry and...More

1  Thank tedact
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum provided a thorough history of Kauai from ancient Kauai, to more modern pop culture information. Some exhibits, specifically the natural history section lacked updates. The museum packs a bunch of information into compact rooms which can make following a museum 'story line' difficult...More

Thank Swann90
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I know you go to Kauai to beach, snorkel, surf, paddle board, hike and get a tan but if you have 90 min or so check the museum out. Looks small. It a fair bit to see. From ancient Hawaii to the monarchy. Cute little...More

Thank Kev1963
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Super nice staff and a real look at the history of the area. Much of the information was unknown after numerous visits to the island.

Thank BayouBear
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum punches well above its weight. I went there for an afternoon and there is loads of stuff thats all great. Have the history of Kauai and the other Hawaiian islands both before they were colonised and after. Also have great exhibits on surfing...More

1  Thank Julian K
Reviewed 19 December 2017

A great little musem with lots of interesting historic displays and knowledgeable guides. Excellent good quality items in gift shop, including Hawaiian quilts. Uncle Larry sings on Saturday and tells stories about famous visitors to the Islands. Net making is often demonstrated.

Thank vivian k
Reviewed 17 December 2017

This was our second time at the Museum. We specifically wanted to hear Larry Rivera perform again and were delighted there were additions to the museum. Larry's performance at 1 pm was just as delightful as it was 2 years ago and we enjoyed the...More

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Thank Rebecca T P
Reviewed 16 December 2017

The Kauai Museum was absolutely super and good for all sorts of people and interests. The staff is friendly, knowledgable and informative.

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Thank suecbell
Reviewed 15 December 2017

After having lived on on Kauai for several years and re-visited may times, I had never been to the museum. So, even though time was short, I snuck in a quick visit...and was very glad I did. Not only was the tourguide very knowledgable (though...More

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Thank steenchristensen67
Reviewed 2 December 2017

It sometimes rains in paradise! This was a full afternoon and we didn't exhaust the resources. The docents were cheerful and so helpful and knowledgeable. The exhibits are interesting and offer a lot of information. We will be back.

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Thank rosemarysarka
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23 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
14 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.
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