For all of Kaua‘i’s stunning natural attributes, there is still no shortage of museums. A visit to any of these will enhance your stay and give you a historical perspective.
KAUA‘I HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM is located in the Old County Building on Rice Street in Līhu‘e. THE KAUA‘I HISTORY MAP , a guide to the Garden Isle’s cultural and historical sites, is available at the museum.
WAI‘OLI MISSION HOUSE , located in Hanalei and listed on the NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES , was built in 1837. WAI‘OLI MISSION HALL and picturesque WAI‘OLI HUI‘IA CHURCH (founded in 1834) are nearby. KŌKE‘E NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM in Kōke‘e State Park is open seven days a week and provides interpretive programs and exhibitions about the island’s ecology, geology and climatology. Visit kokee.org. KO¯KE‘E NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM 808-335-9975 K0¯KE‘E LODGE 808-335-6061