Few People Know About This Fossil Cave Hiding Right Here In Hawaii

Known as the Garden Isle, Kauai is the fourth largest island in the Hawaiian archipelago measuring in at 562.3 square miles. It is also the oldest of Hawaii’s eight main islands and is full of incredible sites to behold — including one incredible fossil cave you might not be familiar with. The gorgeous Makauwahi Cave, an expansive cave and sinkhole, is often considered to be one of the Pacific’s richest fossil sites.

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What are you waiting for? Plan your visit to this hidden archaeological gem today! Tours of the Makauwahi Cave are offered Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, visit their website.

Need more inspiration for the perfect Kauai vacation? Why not stroll through the nearby Allerton Garden, or take this incredible weekend road trip across our favorite Hawaiian Island? (Hint: It’s Kauai.)