Sights & Attractions in Kauai

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Name Category Location
 
Alekoko (Menehune) Fishpond
No one knows just who built this intricate aquaculture structure...
Archaeological Sites, Bodies of Water East Side (Coconut Coast) Kauai
 
Fern Grotto
The Fern Grotto has a long history on Kauai. For some reason...
Geological Sites East Side (Coconut Coast) Kauai
 
Fort Elisabeth
The ruins of this stone fort, built in 1816 by an agent of the...
Archaeological Sites West Side Kauai
 
Grove Farm Homestead
Guided tours of this carefully restored 80-acre country estate...
Museums / Galleries, Farms East Side (Coconut Coast) Kauai
 
Hanalei Pier
Built in 1892, the historic Hanalei Pier is a landmark seen from...
Marinas / Piers North Shore Kauai
 
Hanalei Valley Overlook
Dramatic mountains and a patchwork of neat taro farms bisected...
Viewpoints North Shore Kauai
 
Hanapepe Swinging Bridge
This bridge may not be the biggest adventure on Kauai, but it's...
Bridges / Tunnels West Side Kauai
 
Hanapepe Valley and Canyon Lookout
This dramatic divide and fertile river valley once housed a thriving...
Viewpoints West Side Kauai
 
Hanapepe Walking Tour
This 1½ mi self-guided walking tour takes you to 14 different...
Tours West Side Kauai
 
Hoopulapula Haraguchi Rice Mill
Rice grew in the taro fields of Hanalei Valley for almost 80...
Farms North Shore Kauai
 
Kalalau Lookout
At the end of the road, high above Waimea Canyon, Kalalau Lookout...
Viewpoints West Side Kauai
 
Kamokila Hawaiian Village
The village is dramatically ensconced at the base of a steep...
Towns East Side (Coconut Coast) Kauai
 
Kauai Coffee Visitor Center and Museum
Two restored camp houses, dating from the days when sugar was...
Museums / Galleries, Industrial Sites West Side Kauai
 
Kauai Museum
Maintaining a stately presence on Rice Street, the historic museum...
Museums / Galleries East Side (Coconut Coast) Kauai
 
Keahua Forestry Arboretum
Tree-lined and grassy, this is a perfect spot for a picnic—and...
Gardens / Arboretums East Side (Coconut Coast) Kauai
 
Kealia Scenic Viewpoint
This ocean overlook is perfect for spotting whales during their...
Viewpoints East Side (Coconut Coast) Kauai
 
Kee Beach State Park
This stunning, and often extremely overcrowded beach marks the...
Beaches North Shore Kauai
 
Kilohana Plantation
This estate dates back to 1850, shortly after the "Great Mahele"—the...
Museums / Galleries, Farms East Side (Coconut Coast) Kauai
 
Kokee State Park
This 4,345-acre wilderness park is 4,000 feet above sea level...
Parks West Side Kauai
 
Kukuiolono Park
Translated as "Light of the God Lono," Kukuiolono has serene...
Parks West Side Kauai
 
Limahuli Garden
Narrow Limahuli Valley, with its fluted mountain peaks and ancient...
Gardens / Arboretums North Shore Kauai
 
Maniniholo Dry Cave
Kauai's north shore caves echo an enchanting, almost haunting...
Cave North Shore Kauai
 
Opaekaa Falls
The mighty Wailua River produces many dramatic waterfalls, and...
Bodies of Water East Side (Coconut Coast) Kauai
 
Poliahu Heiau
Storyboards near this ancient heiau (sacred site) recount the...
Religious Sites, Archaeological Sites East Side (Coconut Coast) Kauai
 
Sleeping Giant
Although its true name is Nounou, this landmark mountain ridge...
Viewpoints East Side (Coconut Coast) Kauai
 
Smith's Tropical Paradise
Nestled next to Wailua Marina along the mighty Wailua River...
Gardens / Arboretums East Side (Coconut Coast) Kauai
 
Waikapalae and Waikanaloa Wet Caves
These wet caves are smaller (and wetter) than Maniniholo but...
Cave North Shore Kauai
 
Wailua Falls
You may recognize this impressive cascade from the opening sequences...
Bodies of Water East Side (Coconut Coast) Kauai
 
Waioli Huiia Church
Designated a National Historic Landmark, this little church—affiliated...
Religious Sites North Shore Kauai
 
Waioli Mission House
This 1837 home was built by missionaries William and Mary Alexander...
Museums / Galleries, Architectural Sites North Shore Kauai
 
West Kauai Technology & Visitor Center
Cultural information and local exhibits highlight this museum-style...
Information Centers West Side Kauai
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