There’s A Little-Known, Fascinating Train Museum In Hawaii And You’ll Want To Visit

Unlike much of the American mainland, the Hawaiian Islands might not be known for their epic train travel, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have railroad history of our own. In fact, we still have a few places where you can experience this history first hand, from a historic train on Oahu’s southwest coast and the Kauai Plantation Railroad to this little-known train museum that is as fascinating as it is unique. Nestled along the Hamakua Heritage Coast of Hawaii Island, most people don’t even know the Laupahoehoe Train Museum exists, but if you love trains, this is one museum you’ll want to add to your Hawaii bucket list. All aboard!

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All aboard! The Laupahoehoe Train Museum is located at 36-2377 Mamalahoa Hwy., Laupahoehoe, HI 96764, and is only open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday. For more information, visit their website. While you’re in the area, be sure to visit Hawaii’s magical museum of living plants.