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The Kauai is the oldest of Hawaii's archipelago, giving its inhabitants a deep sense of respect for Hawaii's heritage and civilization. Between Captain Cook's in Waimea and the first Koloa sugary farm, take your chance to discover Kauai's bountiful ancestry. The Kauai has two Hawaii Heritage Sites - unique locations on the Isles that make significant historic, cultured and ecological contribution to the state' s knowledge and pleasure.
The Grand Grand Canyon of the Pacific extends 14 leagues within the western side of Kauai and provides stunning panoramic canyons and great walking paths. Meanwhile, the Daniel K. Inouye Kilauea Lighthouse at Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge is rewarding the visitor with a stunning view of the Pacific and the jagged northern coastline of Kauai.
It also has many small cities of historic importance. 1778 the English discoverer Captain James Cook for the first ashore in Hawaii in Waimea Town. There is now a Cook sculpture in Waimea Town to honour his invention. Hanapepe Town lies eastwards of Waimea. Formerly a flourishing municipality in the middle of the 19th century, today it is the artistic capitol of Kauai.
Further westwards on the south bank lies the old town of Koloa. Kauai's first Kauai factory in 1835, an excursion along the Koloa Heritage Trail, gives you an inside look at the story of Kauai and its people. There are many musees on the islands where you can see the Kauai of the past.
The Waioli Mission House and the Waioli Huiia Church in the city of Hanalei provide an insight into missions in the 1830s. To the north of Waimea Canyon is the Kokee Natural Museum in Kokee State Parks, which overlooks the 4,345 hectares of grounds and the Waimea Canyon's past. Lihue's 100 hectare Grove Farm Homestead Museum tells the story of how a sugary farm worked in the 1860s.
Kauai also in Lihue is the most important local artefact and historic photography collection on the islands and presents the Cauai art. Kauai folk have handed down early histories that still exist in places that can be visited today. Close to Lihue, stop at Alekoko Fishpond and find out more about the Menehune, Hawaii's "little people" who, according to history, constructed this 1000 year old lake in one single city.
Legend has it that the tiki began on the banks of the Kauai. Notice: Heiau are holy to the Hawaiians and can be vulnerable and slightly damage.