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Molokai Museum and Cultural Center

Kalae Highway, Mile Marker 4, Kualapuu, Molokai, HI 96757
+1 808-567-6436
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This excellent museum combines viewing an original sugar mill operation with outstanding and moving... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2017
Kathleen T
Saint James City, Florida

The main attraction of this place was the sugar mill and the history behind it. It was neat to... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2017
Rebecca S
Naples, Florida
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Kalae Highway, Mile Marker 4, Kualapuu, Molokai, HI 96757
+1 808-567-6436
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Reviewed 17 May 2017

This excellent museum combines viewing an original sugar mill operation with outstanding and moving photos of Kalupapa. Recommend seeing this before taking a tour to Kalupapa.

Thank Kathleen T
Reviewed 13 May 2017

The main attraction of this place was the sugar mill and the history behind it. It was neat to have a little bit of a tour of the place though I'm pretty certain not everyone gets that luxury. Lots to learn here.

Thank Rebecca S
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The staff (one lady) went thru and made sure that we saw everything. She must had been a teacher. The restored sugar mill is eye opening.

Thank Roy J
Reviewed 23 January 2017

This little sugar mill was a fascinating look into the past. I learned how sugar was manufactured from the cane. When we were there they had a display of historic photos from Kalaupapa. There are very few opportunities to see a restored time capsule as...More

Thank Dave p
Reviewed 13 November 2016

This is an amazing little museum given the population of Molokai is under 10,000. Dedicated volunteers have restored a small, independent sugar cane processing plant. The story is told on two introductory films in the small museum, then you can wander the grounds. Our hostess...More

Thank jothvn
Reviewed 8 October 2016

The Mill grounds at 1,500 ft were chosen for the abundant rainfall. Cane was cut by hand and brought to the crusher by oxcart. The 30 acres produced 50 tons of sugar per year. But another bigger story, resides inside a small on-premise Museum with...More

1  Thank Bob K
Reviewed 22 September 2016

The mule ride to the leper colony wasn't available when we were there, so we had to be satisfied with the relatively short walk to the Kalaupapa viewpoint & a stop at this museum to see a photo display, watch a documentary & read the...More

1  Thank Calgarytraveller2
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Our group of 4 enjoyed our stop at this museum for a small $5 fee per person. The gentleman that oversees the place is very nice and knowledgeable. We spent about an hour here, give or take a few minutes. Inside the museum we watched...More

1  Thank micheleboys
Reviewed 15 July 2016

My husband & I visited the museum in May 2016 while on an island tour. Interesting but small museum about the history of the island. Many pictures of prior inhabitants. You really get a feel for how life was not all that long ago for...More

1  Thank Taryn O
Reviewed 6 June 2016

We enjoyed a lovely evening here at a pa'ina feast, sampling dozens of different foods, and listening to authentic musicians and watching authentic foods. VERY different from the Las Vegas style luau at the Hilton :) The people were gracious and we felt lucky to...More

1  Thank lotsagoldens
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