Highest-rated specialty museums in Hawaii, according to Tripadvisor

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January 9, 2022
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Highest-rated specialty museums in Hawaii, according to Tripadvisor

The Ashmolean Museum, founded in 1683 at the University of Oxford, stands as the first public museum in the world. The gallery was started when its founder, Elias Ashmole, in 1677 donated his private collection to the university. Much of that original collection is still on display, including a crystal ball, several kidney stones, and preserved, exotic animals.

By creating the museum, Ashmole sought to do what all museum curators have worked for since: to create a space where people could be inspired and educated by artifacts and art from the world around them. Specialty museums are particularly focused, diving deep into highly specific subject matters, from seashells to ventriloquism.

Stacker compiled a list of the highest specialty museums in Hawaii on Tripadvisor. Keep reading to see what unique museums are in your own home state.

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#15. Kokee Museum

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (14 reviews)
- Address: not available
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#14. Kona Historical Society

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (59 reviews)
- Address: 81-6551 Mamalahoa Hwy, Kealakekua, Island of Hawaii, HI 96750-8133
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#13. Pacific Tsunami Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (570 reviews)
- Address: 130 Kamehameha Ave, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-2833
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#12. Makawao History Project

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (27 reviews)
- Address: not available
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#11. Whale Center of the Pacific

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (147 reviews)
- Address: 2435 Kaanapali Pkwy, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1980
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#10. Hale Hoʻikeʻike at the Bailey House

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (152 reviews)
- Address: 2375A Main St, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793-1661
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#9. Waioli Mission House

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (28 reviews)
- Address: Kuhio Highway Hanalei, Just behind the green Waioli Huia Church, Kauai, HI 96714
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#8. Naval Air Museum Barbers Point

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (14 reviews)
- Address: 91-1299 Midway Street, Kapolei, Oahu, HI 96707-2106
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#7. USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (3,901 reviews)
- Address: 11 Arizona Memorial Dr, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96818-3104
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#6. Tropic Lightning Museum

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (29 reviews)
- Address: Building #361, Waianae Avenue Schofield Barracks, Wahiawa, Oahu, HI 96857-5000
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#5. Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (2,293 reviews)
- Address: 319 Lexington Blvd Historic Ford Island, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96818-5004
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#4. Grove Farm Sugar Plantation Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (141 reviews)
- Address: 4050 Nawiliwili Rd, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-8600
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#3. Bishop Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (2,771 reviews)
- Address: 1525 Bernice St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817-2704
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#2. Iolani Palace

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (6,467 reviews)
- Address: 364 S King St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96813-2900
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#1. Hawaii Plantation Village

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (195 reviews)
- Address: 94-695 Waipahu St, Waipahu, Oahu, HI 96797-2601
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