The Best Museums in Hawaii: HAWAII Magazine Readers’ Choice Awards 2016

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Everywhere you look, you realize Hawaii is a place rich with history and culture. Luckily it’s also full of museums to educate both visitors and residents alike on their impact and legacy here. Whether you’re interested in learning more about Native Hawaiian culture, World War II or its plantation era, there’s an esteemed and informative place to do so.

In our current 2016 HAWAIʻI Magazine Readers’ Choice Issue, you voted on your favorite museums across the Islands, revealed below. How many do you still need to make a visit to?

Best Museum

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Interior of Hawaiian Hall at Bishop Museum. Photo by Ray_LAC/Flickr


1. Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum

Honolulu, Oahu

2. USS Arizona Memorial

Honolulu, Oahu

3. Kauai Museum

Lihue, Kauai

4. Bailey House Museum

Wailuku, Maui

5. Honolulu Museum of Art

Honolulu, Oahu

6. Iolani Palace

Honolulu, Oahu

7. Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum

Puunene, Maui

8. Hawaii State Art Museum

Honolulu, Oahu

9. Pacific Aviation Musuem

Ford Island, Oahu

10. Lyman Museum and Mission House

Hilo, Hawaii

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