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When you take a walking tour of Hawaiian culture on Kauai, you’ll feel the spirit of aloha in the air. Hawaii’s Island of Discovery is proud of being the oldest island in the Hawaiian chain and a sense of pride is infused in Kauai’s history as well as in the beauty of its hula.
You can learn about the history and culture of Kauai by visiting the Kauai Museum or Grove Farm Museum in Lihue, the Waioli Mission House in Hanalei Town and the Kokee Natural History Museum on the West Side. Visit Kauai small towns like Hanapepe, Koloa, and Waimea to get a taste of local flavor and culture. Kauai’s many festivals and events give you a chance to see the island from a local’s perspective. Explore beyond Kauai’s luxurious resorts to experience the true culture of Kauai.
Dozens of films have used the island of Kauai as a backdrop, including "Jurassic Park", "Blue Hawaii" and many more. Find out about film locations around the island.More
Gaylord’s offers one of Kauai’s most beautiful settings for lunch, dinner or Sunday brunch. Our kitchen uses only the freshest, seasonal ingredients supporting our local farmers and fishermen. Our 67-acre sustainable farm provides much of the produce and herbs used in our dishes and cocktails.
After a long day in the sun, come inside to the air conditioning and cool off with one of our tropical drink specials and great appetizers. Live Hawaiian entertainment every night!
The Kauai Museum is the cultural Sanctuary for the art and artifacts of Native Hawaiians and it nurtures the creative spirit of today's artists.
Waipa Foundation manages the scenic Waipa Ahupua'a, found along Kauai's north shore, as a cultural & community center. Waipa grows and distributes food, educates and inspires community youth and families, hosts a weekly market plus seasonal festivals, and offers transformative eco-cultural programs.