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Laupahoehoe Train Museum

36237 Mamalahoa Highway, Laupahoehoe, Island of Hawaii, HI 96764
+1 808-962-6300
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Very interesting museum

The museum volunteer was enthusiastic and welcoming. The museum covers not just the role and... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2017
jo m
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
via mobile
Who would have guessed that there was once a railroad here

Interesting bit of local railroad history. Unfortunately, the museum was closed the day I was... read more

Reviewed 17 December 2016
Ooltewah, Tennessee
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This museum focuses on the railroad that once served local plantations.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible0%
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36237 Mamalahoa Highway, Laupahoehoe, Island of Hawaii, HI 96764
+1 808-962-6300
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Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

The museum volunteer was enthusiastic and welcoming. The museum covers not just the role and history of the railway but also some of the industry it served and the tsunami which led to its closure. Some interesting artefacts and photos. Would recommend it to anyone...More

Thank jo m
Reviewed 17 December 2016

Interesting bit of local railroad history. Unfortunately, the museum was closed the day I was here, but you can walk around and see the outside displays. Be sure to check the museum hours and days of operations if you plan to visit. The sign on...More

Thank weheinz
Reviewed 15 June 2016

My family and I stopped in for a few minutes that turned into an hour. The guide, David was great and knew about all the items on display.

Thank David C
Reviewed 19 March 2016

Great place for information about the old Hawaiian railway system. Plenty of pictures & artifacts, even some videos. The collection of restored vehicles is very impressive, the volunteers have done a great job. An interesting place even for non-railroad fans

Thank Denis2727
Reviewed 25 February 2016

Any time we come to Big Island, we try to make it to this museum. The volunteers are constantly working on restoring old rail cars and expanding the collection. Housed in an old Train station, the museum is compact, but has wonderful maps and photos...More

Thank CyFiGal
Reviewed 11 January 2015

I have heard from several past visitors that this little museum is well worth a visit if (like me) you have an interest in railway history. However, access seems to be very much on the ad hoc side these days. During our recent trip to...More

2  Thank Adrian D
Reviewed 24 November 2014

This is a great little museum (old train station) for railroad buffs... Lots of pictures depicting the history of the railroad along the Hamakua coast and Hilo area of the Big Island. Some interactive things for kids... one building with layouts and a train track...More

Reviewed 2 July 2014

Our museum tour was very informative, interesting, historical and overall impressive. There was even a model train layout that I got to run, because I am also a member and the secretary of the Hocking Valley Model Railroaders in Lancaster, Ohio. Some of the other...More

Thank Erich D
Reviewed 5 June 2014

The train Museum was so cool! There were pictures from the early 1900's showing the way it was back then. There is trains there and one that you can go in. That was really cool! You do need to climb up it so be forewarned....More

Thank DeniJoy
Reviewed 11 April 2014

This is not a full scale hands on Railroad Museum, but what a few volunteers (with donations and I'm sure a lot of sweat equity) have done is very cool. Currently no regular gauge trains run on the Island of Hawaii, fascinating that late 1890's...More

1  Thank Roy S
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