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Pacific Tsunami Museum, Hilo

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Learn about one of nature's most destructive forces and see how affected communities cope with the constant threat at Pacific Tsunami Museum. The town of Hilo has been hit by tsunamis numerous times throughout its history, and it's the museum's mission not only to preserve the memory of these events, but also to teach future generations how to minimize the scale of destruction in forthcoming disasters. Visit the exhibits dedicated to various tsunamis that affected both Hawaii and other parts of the world, learn what caused them, and see images of the destruction they left in their wake. Hear the storiesĀ from the museum's docents, some of whom witnessed these events firsthand. For additional information and educational material, stop by the gift shop. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Pacific Tsunami Museum and many more Hilo attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Hilo trip site.
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  • I was 2017 in this museum and it was super interesting! Also i learned a lot what i have to do if a tsunami would happen. I recommend this museum to everyone! Also the staff was super friendly to me.....  more »
  • This was an interesting museum about tsunami's and the stories about some of the most devistating ones that have impacted the islands and other areas around the world.  more »
  • This museum offered some great information about natural disasters. Although it is relatively small, it has a expansive collection of photos and personal accounts of survival during catastrophe. I also enjoyed the movie they offered in their vault room (the museum used to be a bank). My visit to this museum genuinely provided me with a troves of new information.
  • This is a fascinating place to visit and has a very good film. The best part of the museum is hearing how people's lives were affected by the tsunami.

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