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Watch a movie to learn about the island’s history and listen to the fascinating tales of James Cook and the Hawaiian monarchy.

Through its range of intriguing exhibits the Kauai Museum pays homage to the Aloha traditions and the history of Kauai Island. The museum’s many artifacts are presented alongside informative plaques, revealing Hawaii’s rich history. Speak with knowledgeable employees and embark on a guided tour of the museum for a greater understanding of the displays.

Among the collections are artisanal works by local craftspeople, sculptors and artists. Stroll through the various galleries and admire the pieces. Learn about the geological formation of Hawaii, and the island of Kauai in particular, through the displays.

Follow the stories of the island, from early Hawaiian life up to Captain James Cook’s arrival here, the migration of cane workers and the reign of the archipelago’s monarchy.

Browse the range of photographs showing what Hawaii was like in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Watch a 1-hour movie about the royal family and other intriguing themes. In an outbuilding is the Story of Kauai exhibit, which explores the cultures that shaped Hawaii. Learn about which movies were filmed on this island, from White Heat to Jurassic World.

The museum is known for its small gift shop, which sells a range of intriguing trinkets that are excellent souvenirs. The museum is located in the building of the former Lihue Library, a stone block structure decorated by arches and columns.

Note that the museum opens Monday through Saturday from morning until late afternoon. There is an entrance fee, with discounts for seniors and students. Young children enter for free.

The Kauai Museum is in the heart of Lihue in the southeastern corner of Kauai Island. It is a 5-minute drive west from Lihue Airport, which receives flights from several airports in Hawaii and mainland United States. See nearby sights, including the Lihue County Park, the Lihue Civic Center Historic District and the Historical Monument and Garden.

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Tip Top Motel Cafe & Bakery
Tip Top Motel Cafe & Bakery
2 out of 5
3173 Akahi Street, Lihue, HI
The price is AU$217 per night from 28 Sep. to 28 Sep.
Situated near the airport, this motel is 2 mi (3.3 km) from Kalapaki Beach, and within 32 mi (52 km) of Poipu Beach and Hanalei Bay.
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Royal Sonesta Kaua'i Resort Lihue
Royal Sonesta Kaua'i Resort Lihue
4 out of 5
3610 Rice Street, Lihue, HI
The price is AU$512 per night from 2 Oct. to 2 Oct.
Nestled on the beach, this Lihue resort is within a 5-minute walk of Kauai Lagoons Golf Club and Kalapaki Beach. Nawiliwili Bay and The Ocean Course at Hokuala ...
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Marriott's Kaua'i Beach Club
Marriott's Kaua'i Beach Club
4 out of 5
3610 Rice Street, Lihue, HI
The price is AU$600 per night from 4 Oct. to 4 Oct.
Located in Lihue, this beachfront hotel is next to a golf course and within a 15-minute walk of Kalapaki Beach and Nawiliwili Harbor. Kauai Lagoons Golf Club ...
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Tip Top Motel Cafe & Bakery
Tip Top Motel Cafe & Bakery
2 out of 5
3173 Akahi Street, Lihue, HI
The price is AU$217 per night from 28 Sep. to 28 Sep.
Tip Top Motel Cafe & Bakery
Royal Sonesta Kaua'i Resort Lihue
Royal Sonesta Kaua'i Resort Lihue
4 out of 5
3610 Rice Street, Lihue, HI
The price is AU$512 per night from 2 Oct. to 2 Oct.
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Marriott's Kaua'i Beach Club
Marriott's Kaua'i Beach Club
4 out of 5
3610 Rice Street, Lihue, HI
The price is AU$600 per night from 4 Oct. to 4 Oct.
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Kauai Palms Hotel
Kauai Palms Hotel
2 out of 5
2931 Kalena Street, Lihue, HI
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Kauai Inn
Kauai Inn
3 out of 5
2430 Hulemalu Road, Lihue, HI
The price is AU$334 per night from 28 Sep. to 28 Sep.
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Banyan Harbor Resort
Banyan Harbor Resort
3 out of 5
3411 Wilcox Rd, Lihue, HI
The price is AU$252 per night from 25 Oct. to 25 Oct.
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Kauai Beach Resort & Spa
Kauai Beach Resort & Spa
4 out of 5
4331 Kauai Beach Dr, Lihue, HI
The price is AU$458 per night from 30 Sep. to 30 Sep.
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Pristine Lihue Condo w/Resort Perks -Walk to Beach
Pristine Lihue Condo w/Resort Perks -Walk to Beach
3411 Wilcox Road, A10, Lihue, HI
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