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Pacific Tsunami Museum, Hilo

130 Kamehameha Avenue
Hilo , Hawaii
Tel: 808 935 0926
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In Hawaii, tsunamis, more than any other natural disaster, have been responsible for killing the most people. From 1900 to 1964, small tidal waves hit Hilo every seven years. A 1946 tsunami destroyed beachfront neighborhoods, flooded downtown, changed the coastal landscape, and killed about 159 people. This museum stands as a memorial and a source of information to demystify the big-wave phenomenon.

Open Mondays through Saturdays 9 am to 4 pm.

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the 7th annual PTM story festival was incredible! And the museum has two cool new exhibits, one about the Indian Ocean tsunami and another that allows you to create... more