Lawai, Kauai, Hawaii: Hawaiian Trading Post
Good gag photo-ops, and a giant clam shell with bowling ball "pearls."
- HI Hwy 530, Lawai, Kauai, HI
- Just southeast of the intersection of 50 and Koloa Rd (530).
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The island of Kauai is known more for its natural charms, so it's a challenge to find a worthy roadside attraction -- but here's one.
From the main road (50), this looks like the typical Hawaiian souvenir shop, though it claims to offer the world's largest selection of Ni'ihau shell jewelry.
If you turn onto Koloa Road, though and enter the parking lot, you are greeted by a large concrete clam shell loaded with bowling ball pearls. The signs on the side of the trading post indicate there's a shell museum, but it was more of a retail shop.
The real treat, though, are the photo ops at the fake wave with surfboard, Miss Kauai cut-out, and the Tiki statues.
[Jay Kirby, 07/16/2006]
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