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Pacific Tsunami Museum, Hilo, Big Island, Hawaii
Hilo , Hawaii
Tel: 808 935 0926
Concierge.com's insider take:
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.