HILO, HAWAII - SEPTEMBER 8, 2011 - Pacific tsunami museum in Hilo on September 8, 2011 in Hilo, Hawaii. Museum is dedicated to history of April 1, 1946 Pacific Tsunami which devastated much of Hilo.
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Pacific Tsunami Museum

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You cannot understand Hilo without knowing its history as a two-time tsunami survivor (1946 and 1960). This museum encompasses only a few rooms, but they're brimming with riveting information that reveals island life in the 1900s. Allow enough time to experience the multimedia exhibits, including chilling computer simulations and heart-wrenching first-person accounts. The newest section covers the Japanese tsunami of 2011, which damaged Kona.

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