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Although Kauai is best-known for its emerald valleys, tropical rainforests, and white-sand beaches, the island also has a rich Polynesian culture and history. Visitors interested in learning more about Kauai’s indigenous cultures and history can head to one of the island’s museums. Here are some of the top picks.

Kauai Museum

Outside the museum in Lihue. | Photo Credit: Ritu Manoj Jethani / Shutterstock

Located in Lihue, Kauai’s capital city, the Kauai Museum offers a great introduction to Kauai’s geology and culture, and the history of the Hawaiian Monarchy. The museum also features many Native Hawaiian artifacts, and works of art by local artists and sculptors. 

Grove Farm Sugar Plantation Museum

The lush gardens around Grove Farm Sugar Plantation Museum. | Photo Credit: wpmccarty / Tripadvisor

Learn about the history of Kauai’s sugar cane industry during a tour of the Grove Farm Sugar Plantation. Visitors can tour the original plantation house, gardens, and grounds by booking in advance. 

Kokee Natural History Museum

Kokee Natural History Museum from the outside. | Photo Credit: Kokee Natural History Museum / Tripadvisor

The Kokee Natural History Museum is located near Waimea Canyon and Koke‘e State Park on Kauai’s West Coast. Here, you can learn about Kauai’s geology, flora and fauna, and unique micro-climates, as well as get tips for visiting Waimea Canyon and Koke'e State Park. 

Waioli Mission House

Exterior of the Waioli Mission House, one of the first Christian missionary homes built on Kauai.
Waioli Mission House can be visited on a tour. | Photo Credit: Waioli Mission House

Tucked in the foothills of Bali Hai is the historic Waioli Mission House, one of the first Christian missionary homes built on Kauai. The Waioli Mission House offers guided tours and gives visitors insight into how Christian missionaries lived in Kauai during the early 19th century. 

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