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Museums – Kauai

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KAUAI CHILDREN’S DISCOVERY MUSEUM
Kauai Village (Safeway) Shopping Center
4-831 Kuhio Highway
Kapaa, HI 96746
(East Side)
Tel. (808) 823-8222
Local and visitor kids agree that The Kauai Children’s Discovery Museum is one of the best places on the island! Kids and their parents can enjoy hands-on — and climb-on– exhibits that tell the story of Kauai in a unique, kids-eye-view level. It’s educational — and it’s fun!Photo

FAYE MUSEUM
Waimea Plantation Cottages
9400 Kaumualii Highway
Waimea, HI 96796
(West Side)
Tel. (808) 338-1625
The Faye Museum is a single room museum at Waimea Plantation Cottages housing exhibits and photographs relating to one of the pioneer sugar planters at West Kauai. H.P. Faye was a Norwegian immigrant (arriving in 1880) who started a small plantation at Mana and eventually helped form Kekaha Sugar, incorporated 1898, and became its first manager. It was his vision that created the Kekaha and Kokee Ditch Systems and the intricate drainage canals that drain the large swamps of Mana. Two of his sons became leaders in Kauai’s sugar industry and one of his grandsons ended his career as the last manager at Kekaha Sugar. Free admission. Photo

GROVE FARM MUSEUM
P. O. Box 1631
Lihue, HI 96766
(East Side)
Tel. (808) 245-3202
The oldest, intact sugar plantation center of operations in Hawaii acquired in 1864 by George Wilcox, the son of missionary teachers. Original buildings and furnishings preserving the life style of the sugar plantation from the period 1864-1978. Guided tours by reservation only. $10 requested donation for adults and $5 for children 5-12 years old. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Photo

HOOPULAPULA HARAGUCHI RICE MILL
P. O. Box 427
Hanalei, HI 96714
(North Shore)
Tel. (808) 651-3399
The only remaining rice mill in Hawaii located within a National Wildlife Refuge in Hanalei Valley, usually not accessible to the public. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and dating back to the late 1880s. Learn about Hawaii’s agriculture and cultural history, view endangered native waterbirds, and explore the cultivation and uses of taro, a traditional Polynesian food source. Guided public tours (fee/reservation required) and free school tours available. Photo



KAUAI HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM
4396 Rice Street , Suite 101
Lihue, HI
(East Side)
Mailing Address: P. O. Box 1778, Lihue, HI 96766
Tel. (808) 245-3373
Hawaiian books and artifacts; material relating to the tourist industry. Guided tours, permanent exhibits. Free admission, donations welcomed.

KAUAI MUSEUM
4428 Rice Street
Lihue, HI 96766
(East Side)
Tel. (808) 245-6931
The story of Kauai plus art and ethnic heritage exhibits. Great shop with a wide selection of Hawaiian arts and crafts. Guided tours, films, art festivals, lauhala weaving classes, permanent and temporary exhibitions. Admission charge. Photo

KOKEE NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM
Kokee State Park
P. O. Box 100
Kekaha, HI 96752
(West Side)
Tel. (808) 335-9975
Promotes, stimulates, and encourages scientific and educational interest in the natural history of Kauai and the Hawaiian archipelago. Exhibits on natural and cultural history of the Kokee State Park. Book and craft shop. Serves as the interpretive center for the park; seminars, workshops, residencies, special events. Free, donations welcomed. Photo

WAIOLI MISSION HOUSE MUSEUM
Hanalei, HI 96714
Mailing address: P. O. Box 1631, Lihue, HI 96766
(North Shore)
Tel. (808) 245-3202
1837 missionary house restored in 1921. Historic house furnishings, plants and trees, traditional Hawaiian horticulture. Guided tours of a distinctive piece of Hawaiian architecture. Free admission. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Photo

WAIMEA SUGAR MUSEUM
(Located adjacent to Waimea Plantation Cottages)
9400 Kaumualii Highway
Waimea, HI 96796
(West Side)
Tel. (808) 337-1005 for information and reservations (required).
Authentic historic sugar mill camp and ruins of the Waimea Sugar Mill. Discover how people from many countries came to live in Hawaii and how the plantations provided for them. The camp dates from about 1900. Access is through the Plantation Lifestyles Tour that is offered several times each week. Please call the museum for current information on dates and times of tours. Tour starts in the lobby of Waimea Plantation Cottages. Reservations are required. Photo

WEST KAUAI TECHNOLOGY & VISITOR CENTER
9565 Kaumualii Hwy
Waimea, HI 96796
(West Side)
Tel. (808) 338-1332
The Center bridges the Science & Technology and Visitor communities through its state of the art facility, utilizing interactive multi media presentations capable of portraying the many facets of Kauai and its people. Visitor exhibits, videos, and demonstrations that rediscover Kauai’s past. Free guided Historic Waimea Walking Tour (Mondays only at 9:30 a.m). Photo

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