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Gay & Robinson Sugar Plantation
2 Kaumakani Avenue P.O. Box 440,
Kaumakani, HI 96747
Direct: 808-335-2824
2-hour Sugar Plantation tours offered weekdays 9:00 am and 1:00 pm (min age, 8 yrs during harvesting and 5 yrs during off season); field & factory operations are covered as well as history & culture.


Grove Farm Homestead
P.O. Box 1631 Lihue, HI 96766
Direct: 808-245-3202
Founded in 1864 by George Wilcox, the Grove Farm Plantation was run from this Homestead. The original plantation house is still there along with workers’ cottages, worksheds, gardens and more. Open for guided tour only Mon, Wed, Thur 10am and 1pm.


Hoopulapula Haraguchi Rice Mill
5-5070 Kuhio Hwy, P.O. Box 427,
Hanalei, HI 96714
Direct: 808-651-3399
Informational Rice Mill Kiosk & Gift Shop is open Mon to Sat, 10am to 5pm. Public Tours: Every Wed at 10am by reservation.


Kamokila Hawaiian Village
PO Box 969 Kapaa, HI 96746
Direct: 808-823-0559
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The closest thing you’re likely to see to an ancient Hawaiian village. See food demonstrations, crafts & ancient games.


Kauai Children’s Discovery Museum
Kauai Village Shopping Center
4-831 Kuhio Highway Kapaa, HI 96746
Direct: 808-823-8222
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Museum exhibits allow kids to play with Hawaiian musical instruments, participate in virtual-reality television & hide out in a “magic treehouse” to read books. The hands-on, interactive exhibits thrilling to kids. The 7,000-square-foot play center is open Tue-Sat from 9am-5pm.


Kauai Historical Society
P.O. Box 1778 Lihue, HI 96766
Direct: 808.245.3373
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Kauai is visually stunning and rich in history from ancient to modern times. At the Kauai Historical Society, they bring history to life! Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm.


Kauai Museum
4428 Rice Street Lihue, HI 96766
Direct: 808-245-6931
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The Kauai Museum is the cultural sanctuary for the art and artifacts of Native Hawaiians and it nurtures the creative spirit of today’s artists. Exhibits include artifacts from the missionary and plantation periods, Hawaiiana, geology, flora and fauna.


Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge
P.O. Box 1128 Kilauea, HI 96754
Direct: 808-828-1413
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This wildlife refuge was established in 1985 after its transfer from the U.S. Coast Guard, and consists of 203 acres of protected land. The Kilauea Lighthouse found on the refuge was built in 1913 as a navigational aid for commercial shipping between Hawaii and the Orient.


Kilohana Plantation
3-2087 Kaumualii Hwy Lihue, Hi 96766
Direct: 808-245-5608
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Step into the 1930s on Kaua’i when you visit a restored plantation estate. The 35-acre grounds offer tropical gardens, a working farm, and a century old plantation village.


Kokee Natural History Museum
P.O. Box 100 Kekaha, Kaua’i, HI 96752
Direct: 808-335-9975
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Koke’e Museum provides interpretive programs and exhibitions about Kauai’s ecology, geology and climatology. It’s the only museum in the State of Hawaii open every day of the year at no charge, greeting 100,000+ visitors annually, rain or shine!


Waimea Sugar Mill Camp Museum
P.O. Box 1178 Waimea, HI 96796
Direct: 808-335-2824
Hours: Tue, Thur & Sat from 9am, by appointment. Admission: free to Faye Museum; Plantation Lifestyles Tour $10; reservations required, call Gay & Robinson Tours 808-335-2824.


Waioli Mission House
P.O. Box1631 Lihue, HI 96766
Direct: 808-245-7988
Preserved and restored in 1921, this house was home to Abner & Lucy Wilcox – missionary teachers who came to Kaua’i in 1846. Get a great, informative tour from the ground’s caretakers. Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 9am-3pm; closed major holidays. Free admission.


West Kauai Tech & Visitor Center
9565 Kaumualii Highway
Waimea, HI 96796
Direct: 808-338-1332
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Waimea Historic Walking Tour. Registration is required. Tour is free. Call for more info. West Kauai Technology & Visitor Center features exhibits & programs reflecting the multi-ethnic diversity of its historical & present agricultural community.