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Pacific Tsunami Museum

  • 130 Kamehameha Ave. Map It
  • Hilo

Published 01/10/2017

Fodor's Review

In downtown Hilo, it may seem odd that businesses tend to be far from the scenic bay front, but 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-era building provides newly updated 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 interactive tsunami warning center simulation as well as pictographs detailing recent tsunamis in Japan, Alaska, and Indonesia. A new safety-wall exhibit demonstrates how to be prepared and what steps to take during an evacuation.

Sight Information


130 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo, Hawaii, 96720, USA

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Sight Details:

  • $8

Published 01/10/2017


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