Big Island of Hawaii Museums

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Anna Ranch Heritage Center
The Anna Ranch Heritage Center tells the story of an extraordinary woman in ranching, Anna Leialoha Lindsey Perry-Fiske, who was known as "The First Lady of Ranching" in Hawaii.
East Hawaii Cultural Center
The East Hawaii Cultural Center in Hilo is a lively hub showcasing local talent and presenting Hawaiian culture at its finest. Many cultural festivals, performances, exhibits, shows and workshops take place here.
Hulihe'e Palace
Relive the life of the Hawaiian mornarchs in this stylish mansion, located in downtown Kailua-Kona. The Victorian-style Hulihe'e Palace served as a summer home to Hawaii's royal families, including King Kalakaua and Queen Kapiolani.

Imiloa Astronomy Center
The ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center on the Big Island of Hawaii features a 3D planetarium as well as 100 hands-on exhibits to aid the explanation of the significance of astronomy in Hawaii's history.
Laupahoehoe Train Museum
A sign at the Laupahoehoe Train Museum invites you to take a trip back in time, and it is definitely a trip worth taking. Built by community residents in 1998, the museum celebrates the culture of the Hamakua Coast and its fascinating railroad history.
Lyman House Museum
The Lyman House Museum in Hilo features a collection of galleries showcasing Hawaiian culture, history and natural wonders in a historic mission house. The house was built in 1839 for missionaries David and Sarah Lyman.
Onizuka Center for International Astronomy
The Onizuka Center for International Astronomy is, simply put, a stargazer's dream. Located along the slopes of Mauna Kea, at 9,200 feet (2,800 m) above sea level, you're much closer to the stars here and the air is crystal clear.
Pacific Tsunami Museum
There aren't many museums dedicated to natural disasters, but here's one right in downtown Hilo. The Pacific Tsunami Museum informs about the science and history of tsunamis, particularly the ones that hit the Big Island in 1946 and 1960.
Parker Ranch Visitor Center
Founded in 1847 as a genuine working cattle ranch, Parker Ranch continues to prosper to this day. The ranch is one of the largest of its kind across the entire United States, with more than 30,000 cattle over thousands of acres of land.