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Kilauea Lighthouse

Hanalei Bay & the North Shore

Built in 1913, the 52ft Kilauea Lighthouse was decommissioned in 1976, though it was shut down during WWII to help the island avoid the attention of Japanese bombers. Free tours to the top are offered on Wednesday and Saturday, hourly between 10:30am and 2:30pm. Numbers are limited, so sign up as soon as you arrive.

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