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This facility shows the devastation caused by the 1960 tidal wave. The photographic exhibit shows how the wall of water known as a tsunami destroyed many businesses and killed 60 people. Tsunamis are the tidal waves generated by undersea quakes.

Piopio ST is one block off Pauahi St, which is three blocks off Bayfront St.

Location: Box 936, Piopio ST, Hilo Hawaii Telephone 808-961-7360

Other Sources of Hawaii Information nearby:
(Hilo) Hawaii Visitors Bureau at Hilo
(Kailua-Kona) Hawaii Visitors Bureau Kailua-Kona
(Hilo) Waiola Visitor Center

08/24 Coming to The Hilo area
Annual Maui Steel Guitar Festival Maui HI April19-21 Featured performers will also conduct on-site school visits to various Maui schools to educate and and inform Maui's youth about the Hawaiian steel guitar. These visits, targeted specifically for students of these schools, includes both educational sessions and entertainment by the visiting performers.
Maui Classical Music Festival Maui HI May10 Over the years the Festival has received extensive coverage in national newspapers including the Los Angeles Times, USA Today, the New York Times, the Hawaii newspapers, and travel and airline magazines. Feature articles written about the Festival have appeared in important musical publications such as Musical America, Chamber Music America, and American Record Guide.
Merrie Monarch Festival Hilo HI June7-9 Merrie Monarch Festival is a week-long cultural event held annually in Hilo on the island of Hawaii. Festivities start on Easter Sunday and culminate with the Hula competition events at the Edith Kanaka'ole Tennis Stadium - Miss Aloha Hula on Thursday, Hula Kahiko on Friday, and Hula 'Auana on Saturday.


Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Festival Maui HI June23 Various artists, food, crafts, Guitar exhibitor, and more.