Pacific Tsunami Museum
Hilo has been a target of several tsunamis over the last century. While powerful seismic waves might be the stuff of dystopian films, this museum hopes to set the record straight with some scientific facts about how they occur. For example, you might learn why the term "tidal wave" is not an accurate alternative name for a tsunami. Don't miss the 25-minute video with footage of the aftermath of tsunamis and survivor interviews. Visiting is inexpensive; admission is a mere $7 per person.