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Address: Island of Hawaii, HI
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Best street in Hilo!

We stopped to go for a walk along Banyan Drive because we'd heard it was a popular, historically significant street that was worth visiting in Hilo. Sure enough, we were able... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2014
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

Time almost stands still when you drive down Banyan Drive! The sun peaks through the hundreds of branches creating interesting patterns on the street below. The ocean trade winds are captured in the canopy of leaves and the unmistakable smell of saltwater is ever present. The trees have markers at their bases....look at the names and dates. Like I said,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We stopped to go for a walk along Banyan Drive because we'd heard it was a popular, historically significant street that was worth visiting in Hilo. Sure enough, we were able to see dozens of HUGE banyan trees, planets by celebrities and politicians of the 1930's. Although most of the names were not familiar to me, I was quite excited... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014 via mobile

This is where most hotels are. Very nice pond. Great hotels. Some good restaurants. And a nice walk. Great little detour.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012 via mobile

This road is lined by numerous banyan trees planted by 1930s celebrities such as Babe Ruth. This is a nice 5 minutes drive if you are closeby.

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