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Lihue

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Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. Lihue is the second largest town on the Hawaiian island of Kauai after Kapaa. As of the 2010 Census, the CDP had a total population of 6,455.HistoryIn ancient times, Lihue was a minor village. Līhue means "cold chill" in the Hawaiian language. Lihue is located in the ancient district of Puna, the southeastern coast of the island, and land division of Kalapaki. Royal Governor Kaikioewa officially made it his governing seat in 1837, moving it from Waimea; he gave the town its name after the land he owned on Oahu by the same name.With the emergence of the sugar industry in the 1800s, Lihue became the central city of the island with the construction of a large sugar mill. Early investors were Henry A. Peirce, Charles Reed Bishop and William Little Lee. The plantation struggled until William Harrison Rice built the first irrigation system in 1856.
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Zipline
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Helicopter Tour
Helicopter Tours
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Scuba / Snorkeling
Garden Isle Divers
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Duration: 4 hours
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Waterfall
Wailua Falls
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Duration: 2 hours

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Canyon
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Scuba & Snorkeling Eleele
4.5
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Kayaking / Canoeing
Kayaking & Canoeing Kapaa
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Beach
Poipu Beach Park Poipu
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Hidden gems in Lihue

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Historic Site
Kilohana
4.2
Duration: 3 hours
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Beach
Kalapaki Beach
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
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Natural History Museum
Kauai Museum
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
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Golf Course
Hokuala Golf Course
5.0
Duration: 4 hours

Shopping in Lihue

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Gift & Specialty Shop
Kapaia Stitchery
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Hilo Hattie
2.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Gift & Specialty Shop
The Koa Store
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Flea Market
Kauai Community Market
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min

Museums in Lihue

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Specialty Museum
Grove Farm Sugar Plantation Museum
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
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Art Gallery
Seductions of Kauai Gallery
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
Art Gallery
Tabora Gallery
4.6
Duration: 30 minutes

Golf in Lihue

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Golf Course
Puakea Golf Course
4.1
Duration: 2 hours
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Golf Course
Ocean Course at Hokuala
3.5
Duration: 4 hours

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