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Pacific Tsunami Museum

  • 130 Kamehameha Ave. Map It
  • Hilo

Published 09/02/2015

Fodor's 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. Visitors can peruse 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 pictograpns detailing recent tsunamis in Japan, Alaska, and Indonesia.

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130 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo, Hawaii, 96720, United States

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Sight Details:

  • $8
  • Mon.–Sat. 9–4

Published 09/02/2015


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