In 1778, Captain Cook landed on Kaua’i. He named the islands “The Sandwich Islands”, and brought Hawaii to the known world. During King Kamehameha I’s drive to unite the Hawaiian islands, Kauai was a last hold out. After it’s king decided to peacefully unite with Kamehameha, the island was welcomed into the Hawaiian Kingdom.
Today, the island is a popular destination for visitors all over the world. Visitors can learn about the diverse culture and history of Kauai in Old Koloa Town.
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- A statue of Captain Cook stands in Waimea Town. It pays homage to his introduction of Hawaii to the western world.
- Kauai has a unique culture among the Hawaiians that is embraced and shared in many places across the island. There is the story of the Menehune who built aqueducts and fish ponds like the Alekoko. Menehune were little people with great engineering skills.