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Hawaii Nature Center of Iao Valley

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Address: , Maui, HI
Phone Number: 808 244 6500
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After reading the travel books about it..we were expecting something a bit more than it was. (The book said 10 mins of stair climbing) ... really ..maybe 2 mins at the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

After reading the travel books about it..we were expecting something a bit more than it was. (The book said 10 mins of stair climbing) ... really ..maybe 2 mins at the most.....after a very short walk up some stairs and then ...WE're HERE....a view from afar of a hill covered in moss...not much to see here...you also have a very... More 

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Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The guides are full of lots of history and information about all the plants in the center. It is very interesting and you see many plants and flowers you may not have known before. It was a fun tour

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Whatever you do, bring it wear your bathing suit!! After the very short and not taxing walk up to the needle, there is a spectacular and unexpected fresh water stream down by the forest trails... We spent some time splashing about and staying cool!

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Shanghai, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This park was lovely. But the paths are limited; there were 3 brief routes that you could take. And none of the paths were very long. I think if I had small children this would have been a great way to spend an hour or so letting them wander and play and feel like explorers within a controlled environment. But... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We loved the beauty and history of this place. A peaceful, self guided, meditative experience. A five minute drive from here to the Iao Needle!

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Only visit on a dry day, we had light to heavy rain, very misty to see the Loa Needle .Public toilets closed have to walk past to get to the look out. Only portables available not good for a major tourist spot.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

It is a nice little walk before the Iao valley needle. Not much to see but quite pretty and a lovely setting . History is interesting though

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Pt. Richmond
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Very close to the historic town area of Wailuku. Past the Bailey House. A short drive and within minutes your are transported to the lush green forest filled with ancient history and story. Good visit for persons who want to take photos and and not hike or swim; or the persons who want to explore and walk into the forest.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This was beautiful. If you have young children, bring them here as the hike is very mild. One of my kids was able to complete the trail with sandals on (she forgot her sneakers)... There are little waterfalls, you walk next to a stream, and there are areas for you to stop and take beautiful pictures.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This is at least one stop you should make while seeing Maui. Very cool and cool in temps compared to the coast

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