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Pacific Tsunami Museum

Pacific Tsunami Museum Review

In downtown Hilo, businesses tend to be far from the bayfront. There's a reason for this. Tsunamis have killed more people in Hawaii than any other natural event, especially in Hilo. A small but informative museum in a 1931 building provides tsunami education and scientific information, and chronicles the poignant history of these devastating disasters, with accounts taken from tsunami survivors from Hawaii and worldwide. Exhibits include a wave machine and tsunami warning center simulation as well as detailing recent tsunamis in Japan, Alaska, and Indonesia.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 130 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo, HI 96720 | Map It
  • Phone: 808/935–0926
  • Cost: $8
  • Hours: Mon.–Sat. 9–4
  • Website:
  • Location: Hilo
Updated: 01-06-2014

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