The Koloa History Center is a museum showcasing photos and artifacts about the town of Koloa during the plantaton era and it's distinction as Hawaii's first successful sugar mill. The museum is housed in one of the historic buildings (Building 10) in the Old Koloa Town in Poipu, on the south shore of Kauai.
Actually, the entire town serves as an outdoor museum where many of its old buildings where preserved and have plaques describing their history, as well as the businesses and families who lived, worked, and played there. Today, the buildings house unique shops, art galleries and dining establishments.
How to get there:
From Lihue Airport (Est. 15 min)
Drive Southwest on Hwy 50 for 7 miles. Make a left on Maluhia Rd. (Hwy 520 - The Tree Tunnel road). Continue 3.25 miles on Maluhia.
From the North Shore (Est. 1 hr 15 min)
Drive South on Hwy 56 for 35 miles. Connect with Hwy 50. Continue Southwest on Hwy 50 for 7 miles. Make a left on Maluhia Rd. (Highway 520 - The Tree Tunnel road). Continue 3.25 miles on Maluhia.