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Laupahoehoe Train Museum - A Showcase of Hilo Railroad History

Laupahoehoe Train Museum - Hilo, HawaiiLaupahoehoe Train Museum is a quaint and unassuming museum located on the beautiful Hamakua Heritage Coast of the Big Island of Hawaii. It aims to preserve, promote and commemorate the history of the Hilo Railroad founded in 1899 until it ended when a tsunami demolished the tracks in 1946.

The museum is housed in a restored railroad employee's home, which contains traditional 1900s furnishings. Also on display are railroad-related artifacts and an extensive collection of archival photographs donated by individuals and families with railroad connections.

Outside the museum are old tracks, caboose, and boxcar engine. Tropical fruit trees and ornamental plants provide a relaxing atmosphere perfect for strolls and picnics.

Owned and managed by the local community, the museum also has a small gift shop selling unique items hand-crafted by residents.

It is open daily, from 8:30am to 5:30pm and charges the following admission fees: Adult $2, Senior and Student $1, Youth 6–18 years $1, Children 5 and under free.

The Laupahoehoe Train Museum is located at 36-2377 Mamalahoa Hwy.in Laupahoehoe (Highway 19 near mile marker 25). About 30 minutes north from Hilo and 25 minutes south from Honoka'a.


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