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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 stories 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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  • This museum is right downtown in an old bank building. Admission price is reasonable. They do offer a good overview of Pacific tsunamis. Primarily exhibits from local experiences. There is... 
    This museum is right downtown in an old bank building. Admission price is reasonable. They do offer a good overview of Pacific tsunamis. Primarily exhibits from local experiences. There is...  more »
  • The museum takes seriously the mission of education about tsunami dangers. We learned not only about April 1, 1946, but also other tidal waves in prior years, and in other seas around the world... 
    The museum takes seriously the mission of education about tsunami dangers. We learned not only about April 1, 1946, but also other tidal waves in prior years, and in other seas around the world...  more »
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  • Looks like a very nice museum inside and out. My friends did not want to pay the very low entrance fee so I did not enter. I will visit this museum again when I'm by myself. I enjoy spending time in museums learning stuff I did not already know. I enjoy and care about Hawaii. I want learn all about Hawaii and its history.
  • My travel angels said, worth a look. I got a nice story about the deadliest tsunami in modern Hawaiian history. And I got some tips on how to survive tsunami‘s. Great knowledge if you’re staying near the ocean in Hawaii.

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