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Best things to do in Condado de Kauai

Museum
“Kilauea Point NWR was established in 1985 to preserve and enhance seabird nesting colonies and was expanded in 1988 to include Crater Hill and Mklea Point. The refuge is home to the historic Kilauea Point Lighthouse. The lighthouse was built in 1913 and has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is situated on Kauai’s northernmost point and was used as a navigational aid for commercial shipping between Asia and Hawaii for 62 years. The refuge is home to some of the largest populations of nesting seabirds in the main Hawaiian Islands. Every year, thousands of seabirds use the refuge for nesting, foraging and resting. You can view Laysan albatross, red-footed boobies, brown boobies, red-tailed and white-tailed tropicbirds, Pacific golden plovers, great frigate birds and wedge-tailed shearwaters. The refuge is also home to nene, an endangered species of goose endemic to the Hawaiian islands. Nene were reintroduced to the refuge in the 1990s and are making a comeback. Nene is the official bird of the state of Hawaii. Kilauea Point is a popular place to watch whales in the winter! Besides the beautiful views, visitors may have an opportunity to see spinner dolphins, Hawaiian monk seals, green sea turtles (honu) and humpback whales (kohala). Visitors can learn about various Native coastal plants that have been restored on the refuge such as naupaka, ilima, hala, aheahea, and akoko. The endangered plant restoration program is giving species such as the rare alula a chance to survive in Kilauea Point’s environment. Kilauea Point is the remnant of the former Kilauea volcanic vent that last erupted about 15,000 years ago. Today, only a small U-shaped portion remains, including a spectacular 568-foot ocean bluff. The Refuge is located 2 miles north of Kilauea town. Approximately half a million people visit the refuge each year to enjoy one of the greatest places on earth to observe seabirds and the endangered nene. Observation scopes and binoculars are available to see them up close and personal. Interpretation and education programs are available with volunteers and staff on site to assist you in identifying wildlife, as well as an information center and bookstore. ”
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Shopping
“great farmers market, live music on wednesday's great restaurants and shops”
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Museum
“"History" isn't a word that necessarily exudes excitement, more-so drawn-out speeches and grainy, black-and-white photos. Can it be boring? Well, sure, but that's just me and my hours of lecture classes talking. Besides, not many people care to put effort into learning about what has already happened hundreds of years ago; people want to focus on the "now" and what's to come ahead. Except, eventually you realize everything, both present and future, is the result of the precedence. Take a look at Kauai; you see the towns, the people, and the culture mix, they’re all a result of historic events. Imagine if Hawaii's monarchy weren't overthrown in 1893, can you picture the islands not being a part of the U.S and still being ruled by kings and queens? Crazy, right? There's one place on Kauai to learn about this and so much more. The Kauai Museum is located on Rice Street, just a few minutes away from the Lihue Airport. The dated, but timeless, architecture make it instantly recognizable for passersby. The museum is open everyday, except Sunday, from 10 am to 5 pm. Inside you will discover various artifacts, exhibits, and murals, ranging from the ancient Hawaiian times, early sugar plantation life, and World War II. There is a gift shop for special keepsakes to take home. History can be a fun experience by being just that, an experience. Visualize traveling to Machu Picchu, the Pyramids of Giza, or Stonehenge, they create wonder and interest because it's all right there in front of you. That's what museums look to accomplish, to give the perception of physically stepping back in time.”
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Cafeteria
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“Kauai Coffee Company offers so much - Guided tours $20/person, a self guided walking tour, free coffee sampling, gift store and a scavenger hunt. Check out the website: ttps://www.kauaicoffee.com/visit-the-kauai-coffee-estate/”
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Museum
“Tours of the Waioli Mission are Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Tours are given on a "first come" basis. The site offers a chance for you to learn about 19th century education, 20th century restoration, and 21st century preservation.”
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Galeria de arte
“Many items are museum quality, or made using centuries-old techniques. All are one of a kind, including masks, tikis and contemporary jewelry influenced by primitive designs. What’s more, every table, sculpture, calabash, necklace comes with an interesting story. Fantastic and beautiful items that are rich in traditional culture, spirit and mana.”
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Museum
“Good place to start in Kokee and the gift shop sometimes has nice local products. ”
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Café
“Why not step in for a warm cup of coffee while browsing through local artwork? If that didn't satisfy you enough, how about seeing a wide collection of fine jewelry while you're at it?”
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Galeria de arte
Museum
“Historic and beautifully preserved plantation homestead - really takes you back to an earlier era on Kauai. A very comprehensive tour is offered, and it's well worth the time.”
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Library
“Great resources. Guest pass issued. DVD's, CD's, books and magazine. Regular schedule of cultural speakers and musical events.”
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Library
“Sweet public library located directly in front of the ocean. Take a walk along the beach path then pop into the library for some AC and local reads. Also has computers. ”
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Museum
“Just to learn some more about local history including the sugar cane and pineapple plantation days.”
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Galeria de arte
“the BEST place to get fine art-quality photographic images of Kauai beauty. ”
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Galeria de arte
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