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ALEKOKO OVERLOOK (MENEHUNE FISHPOND)

A registered National Historic Landmark, the 900 foot mullet-raising fishpond is said to be the handiwork of the mythical menehune (Hawaii's mischievous elves). The adjacent Huleia National Wildlife Refuge can be viewed from the Overlook.


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NAWILIWILI HARBOR

Home to cruise ships, fishing and pleasure boats.

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KALAPAKI BEACH

One of the best swimming beaches on the island, with lovely views of Nawiliwili Bay.

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Grove Farm Museum
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GROVE FARM MUSEUM

Former sugar plantation center of operations acquired in 1864 - the oldest in Hawaii - a real place with living history, where people experienced the drama of changing Hawaii.


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KIPU AREA

Home to Kipu Ranch - used in a virtual parade of Hollywood hits. Location of the Huleia National Wildlife Refuge, enchanting Kipu falls and pool, and the golden cresent of Kipu Kai Beach.

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LIHUE

An old sugar plantation town and County Seat of Kauai.

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OLD LUTHERAN CHURCH

Hawaii's oldest Lutheran Church, started in June 1881 by German immigrants. Their long experience on board ship is reflected in the unusual ship-like architecture of the church.

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KAUAI MUSEUM

Dedicated to ethnic heritage and island art exhibits - an overview of Kauai's social and cultural history

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HANAMAULU BEACH PARK

Very accessible beach with a lagoon area. Hanamaulu was once a thriving sugar plantation town.

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