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Standing 52 feet tall, the Daniel K. Inouye Kilauea Point Lighthouse was built in 1913 to light the way for traveling ships. Located on the rugged northern coastline, the deep blue Pacific Ocean is the perfect backdrop for commemorating your visit to this landmark with striking photos. The elevated, coastal location also offers the chance to see humpback whales breaking through the waves during the winter months. Guests who are feeling adventurous may tour the lighthouse by climbing up the stairs as far as the watch room.

This breathtaking spot is also home to the Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge. As a sanctuary for seabirds, guests can see a huge variety of species soar in the skies above the refuge or land on the small island nearby. Signage found throughout the property helps visitors to identify the bird species commonly found in the refuge.

You'll see amazing scenic views here, as well as seabirds rarely seen from land, like the red-footed booby (ʻā in Hawaiian), great frigate bird ('iwa), and Laysan albatross (mōlī). You can also see the world's rarest goose, the Hawaiian goose (nēnē) here. 

Besides the birds, there's an abundance of marine life and native plants growing here. You can spot dolphins and green sea turtles swimming about quite frequently here!

Make a trip over to the Kilauea Lighthouse and Wildlife Refuge to see rare wild animals and learn more about Hawaii's history!

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