Historical Attractions in LIHUE with kids

You’ve heard the saying “History can be fun”…well, we think history IS fun (especially in Lihue, Hawaii!)

Lihue is filled with history, and what better way to learn about it with children than to experience the many places to visit in this The Aloha State city that can actually take you back in time!

Historical attractions come in all shapes and sizes. There are landmarks where iconic events happened. There are homes of historic figures filled with treasures and artifacts from their amazing lives. There are historic buildings whose walls are filled with stories from Lihue’s past. 

The best way for kids to learn about history, is to actually visit the places where history happened. It makes sense! Kids can use their imagination as they read and hear all about events, people and places, and feel like they have gone back in time.

There are plenty of things to do with kids in Lihue when it comes to history, so what are we waiting for - let’s GO! 

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  • Ewa Beach Railway

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    (96 miles) Ewa Beach

    Come ride along a historic stretch of track west of old Ewa and listen to stories about the history of railroading in Hawaii. Train rides are available year round. This is the only historic railroad ...

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  • Kauai Museum

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    Lihue

    The Kaua'i Museum is the cultural sanctuary for the art and artifacts of Native Hawaiians and it nurtures the creative spirit of today's artists. This year, we have embarked on a journey to ...

  • Grove Farm Homestead Museum

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    (1 miles) Kauai

    A fascinating experience at this 80-acre sugar plantation acquired in 1864. A historical look at the family who called it home, their rise to fame and an insight into how they lived in the 1870s. ...

  • Kauai Childrens Discovery Museum

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    (6 miles) Kapaa

    Hands on learning activities for children! One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Hawaii

  • Kokee Natural History Museum

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    (21 miles) Kaua

    Koke'e Natural History Museum is a little museum with heart open 365 days a year. Koke'e Museum provides interpretive programs and exhibitions about Kaua'i' s ecology, geology and climatology. ...

  • Wet n Wild Hawaii

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    (94 miles) Kapolei

    Set on 29 acres in lush, tropical surrounds in Kapolei, Oahu's 'second city', the all-new Wet’n’Wild water park delivers over 25 rides and attractions for families and thrill-seekers alike. It is ...

  • Kayak Kauai

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    (5 miles) Kapaa

    Paddling, canoeing, hiking, and camping all on the beautiful island of Kauai!

  • Hawaii Movie Tours

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    (8 miles) Kapaa

    With two great tours, we guarantee you have never experienced anything like it. Travel in a Theater-On-Wheels

  • Kasui Sea Tours

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    (15 miles) Eleele

    Kauai Sea Tours is unique among the boat tour operators on Kauai, as they offer both traditional catamaran tours and adventurous zodiac boat tours of the Na Pali Coast. Both tours are run by ...

  • Na Pali Catamran Tour

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    (17 miles) Hanalei

    Our tour is one of only three tours permitted to depart from the North Shore. Most of our competitors depart from the opposite side of the island. As a result, we spend more time sightseeing and ...

  • Dole Plantation

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    (91 miles) Wahiawa

    Dole Plantation's "Pineapple Experience" is one of Hawaii's favorite visitor attractions offering a fun and educational experience for the entire family. "Get lost" in the world's largest maze, take ...

  • Koloa Heritage Trail

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    (8 miles) Koloa

    Aloha, and welcome to Ka Ala Hele Waiwai Ho'olina o Koloa, The Koloa Heritage Trail. Your journey will whisk you through 5 million years of exploration highlighting the natural history, archaeology, ...

  • Sprouting Horn

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    (10 miles) Poipu

    This natural wonder occurs water rushes under a lava shelf and bursts through a small opening at the surface. Every wave produces another spray. It frequently spurts salt water 50 ft into the air. ...

  • National Tropical Botanical Garden

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    (11 miles) Koloa

    Self-guided walking tours for the nature loving family at this Hawaiian Botanical Garden, with flowering trees, distinctive plants, and rare native species!

  • Na 'Aina Kai Botanical Gardens

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    (16 miles) Kilauea

    240 acres of beautiful gardens to take guided around in the tropical Hawaiian sun, complete with a Children's Garden!

  • Mountain Tubing Adventure

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    (1 miles) Hanama ulu

    Witness Kauais spectacular, historical engineering feats as you float down the open canals, through several amazing tunnels and flumes engineered and hand dug circa 1870.

  • Koloa Zipline

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    (8 miles) Koloa

    Challenge yourself with Kauai's LONGEST zip lines! Zipline Tours, off-road adventure tours and lots of Hawaiian family fun!

  • Esprit De Corps Riding Academy

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    (13 miles) Kauai

    Whether you are an experienced horse person or novice, get ready for great Kauai fun with Hawaii's most personalized horse activities. Here at our Cyber*Ranch learn about the Complete Horse ...

  • Princeville Ranch Horeseback Adventures

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    (17 miles) Hanalei

    When it comes to adventure travel and enjoying Hawaii outdoors nothing beats Princeville Ranch. Have an unforgettable horseback experience on a 2500 acre working cattle ranch, one of Hawai'i's oldest.

  • The Surf Bus - Activities Tour

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    (90 miles) Haleiwa

    Go bike riding, kayaking, boogie boarding, snorkeling, hike and swim at a waterfall, learn to surf or simply cruise on the beach. Connects you with your dream activities, without the rigmarole.

  • Kauai Plantation Railway

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    (1 miles) Lihue

    Kilohana�s newest visitor attraction the - Kauai Plantation Railway - recreates the days when steam powered narrow gauge trains moved the harvested cane from field to mill, and ...

  • The Hawaiian Railway

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    (96 miles) Ewa

    Train rides down Hawaii\'s historical railroad tracks are available year round.

  • Aloun Farms Pumpkin Patch

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    (93 miles) Kapolei

    Every year, Aloun Farms is proud to share this annual family event during the month of October. A unique island tradition for Hawaii educators, keiki and your family. The patch is available for ...