Visit the Hamakua Heritage Coast to visit an exciting train museum. Check out historic artifacts and take great photographs.
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- Take a tour inside the historic Laupahoehoe Train Museum
- See iconic artifacts and photographs from earlier days
- Learn about the Hilo Railroad and the tsunami that wiped it out
- Stop inside the museum’s gift shop to check out hand-crafted items made by locals
- Train museum tour
Dec 5, 2021
interesting museum! it’s got plenty of photos and imagery of the train and sugar plantation work.
Oct 17, 2021
Jul 15, 2021
Very informative of details. We reside in Hilo and appreciated the history Of Hawaii Island and even our past ancestors. Mahalo Piha for a treasured Visit with you. Aloha from the Carter’s and Clark’s from Georgia.
May 17, 2021
Apr 2, 2021
Nov 24, 2019
Loved this tour. I will be back.
Aug 10, 2019
Arlene was an informative and hospitable guide!!! Great pictures and historical stories from the past about trains and the tsunamis. Thank you!
Oct 23, 2018
We loved every moment of our experience at the museum and appreciated David’s expertise and conversations! Mahalo!! We will be back!
Jul 31, 2018
I am a model railroader and I am very interested in the history of the HRR and the HCRwy - this museum is the sole repository of information on these railroads in the world. In addition, the person who was the docent ("Trip") was kind enough to stay late for us to be able to complete our visit and purchase some items in the museum store. Māhalo nui loa ! We thank him very much. And added note: since the train room is not in the best of shape and the railroads represented by the models there are all Mainland lines and none of the trains there are models of the HRR or the HCRwy, I would suggest that it might be an added attraction might be if someone could actually build an accurate model of either the Hilo Railroad or the Hawaii Consolidated Railway (in realistic livery and with correct Hilo Railroad &/or HCRwy logos) – there is still be sufficient space for an N-scale pike. Otherwise the museum is unique and we hope to visit again some time. Aloha from the O'Harrow family in Honolulu.
Jun 22, 2018
The woman was very informative thanks
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