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Molokai Museum and Cultural Center

Kalae Highway, Mile Marker 4, Kualapuu, Molokai, HI 96757
+1 808-567-6436
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Super mini-museum, excellent curator

There's not much else in the way of visitors centers on Moloka'i, thank the gods, but that's not... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Heather F
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San Francisco, California
Interesting

I never knew of these events happening before about people with leprosy and banishing them to one... read more

Reviewed 18 February 2018
evoo5107
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Kalae Highway, Mile Marker 4, Kualapuu, Molokai, HI 96757
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+1 808-567-6436
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There's not much else in the way of visitors centers on Moloka'i, thank the gods, but that's not the reason you need to go to the Moloka'i Museum and Cultural Center. Go because the museum staff is extremely friendly, knowledgeable, and proud of the island's...More

Thank Heather F
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Reviewed 18 February 2018

I never knew of these events happening before about people with leprosy and banishing them to one side of the island

Thank evoo5107
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Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

We visited this museum and figured we'd spend a little while here...well we spent quite a bit of time! The woman in charge was very knowledgeable about the history of the inhabitants who were forced to come here, because of their disease! Families were ripped...More

Thank Fay T
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

This is a sugar mill turned into a museum. The best part is the information about the Kalaupapa colony nearby. Great photographs and history about this place. The docents are very knowledgeable about everything. Definitely worth seeing.

Thank Jarsteve
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Reviewed 17 May 2017

This excellent museum combines viewing an original sugar mill operation with outstanding and moving photos of Kalupapa. Recommend seeing this before taking a tour to Kalupapa.

1  Thank Kathleen T
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Reviewed 13 May 2017

The main attraction of this place was the sugar mill and the history behind it. It was neat to have a little bit of a tour of the place though I'm pretty certain not everyone gets that luxury. Lots to learn here.

Thank Rebecca S
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

The staff (one lady) went thru and made sure that we saw everything. She must had been a teacher. The restored sugar mill is eye opening.

Thank Roy J
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Reviewed 24 January 2017

This little sugar mill was a fascinating look into the past. I learned how sugar was manufactured from the cane. When we were there they had a display of historic photos from Kalaupapa. There are very few opportunities to see a restored time capsule as...More

1  Thank Dave p
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Reviewed 13 November 2016

This is an amazing little museum given the population of Molokai is under 10,000. Dedicated volunteers have restored a small, independent sugar cane processing plant. The story is told on two introductory films in the small museum, then you can wander the grounds. Our hostess...More

Thank jothvn
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Reviewed 8 October 2016

The Mill grounds at 1,500 ft were chosen for the abundant rainfall. Cane was cut by hand and brought to the crusher by oxcart. The 30 acres produced 50 tons of sugar per year. But another bigger story, resides inside a small on-premise Museum with...More

1  Thank Robert K
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