Kauaʻi Museum


The island’s largest museum is set in two buildings – one of which was built with lava rock in 1960. Come here for a quick grounding in Kauaʻi’s history and ecology, and in Hawaiian history and culture in general. A smattering of Asian art is also on display. Packed with local anecdotes, the free guided tour is well worth it.

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