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Laupahoehoe Train Museum

Opens in 30 min: 09:00 - 16:30
Open today: 09:00 - 16:30
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Old Hawaii

The Laupahoehoe Train Museum is a bit of old Hawaii. Memorabilia from the time when sugar... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
Martin D
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Laupahoehoe, Hawaii
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Back in time

This tiny museum is a very interesting place to learn about the past. The man there gave us plenty... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2018
FlorenceLomprez
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Sevres, France
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This museum focuses on the railroad that once served local plantations.
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 16:30
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36237 Mamalahoa Highway, Laupahoehoe, Island of Hawaii, HI 96764
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+1 808-962-6300
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 12 September 2011

I had driven by the Laupahoehoe Train Museum dozens or even hundreds of times without stopping, always eager to get wherever I happened to be going. On this particular day, I remembered a photo scavenger hunt I was a part of, and a train was...More

3  Thank tikiznbamboo
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Stopped by twice (same afternoon, 90 minutes apart) to find museum closed despite being during open hours posted on website and on the museum door itself. My 4 year old and I were very disappointed. Followed up with a polite email, but a week and...More

2  Thank Niels1973
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Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

The Laupahoehoe Train Museum is a bit of old Hawaii. Memorabilia from the time when sugar dominated the Hamukua coast on the Big Island. Be sure and see the film that talks about that time when the sugar plantations dominated the area. A sweet place.

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Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

This tiny museum is a very interesting place to learn about the past. The man there gave us plenty explanations about the place, the people and the train history. You can wander in the different rooms and watch photos and video.

Thank FlorenceLomprez
Reviewed 25 March 2018

We read about this visit and site and it was highly recommended by our self car guided tour however very disappointed it was closed, we walked around, took pictures read the info but could not go inside.

1  Thank Lakecomo15
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Stopped by twice (same afternoon, 90 minutes apart) to find museum closed despite being during open hours posted on website and on the museum door itself. My 4 year old and I were very disappointed. Followed up with a polite email, but a week and...More

2  Thank Niels1973
Reviewed 14 July 2017

There is a video that explains a lot about the history of the railroad. Plenty of artifacts including full size train cars outside.

Thank bobndee24
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 511jom
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 14 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 18 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

1  Thank CyFiGal
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