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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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Pretty enough and something to do

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

3 of 5 starsReviewed November 17, 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
32 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Unknown
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33 reviews 33 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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Top Contributor
158 reviews 158 reviews
16 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
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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Fairfield, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
32 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

My husband and I were cruising around Maui and were checking out the sights. We stopped here and it was gorgeous. Very peaceful, quiet and green. The pictures alone were worth the stop.

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Chicago, IL
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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Beautiful views, beautiful scenery. Nice change from the beachy things to do in Maui. Great photo opportunities as well. I wish I had scheduled more time here. One tip, it's almost guaranteed to rain, bring rain gear.

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Penticton, Canada
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40 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

A unique and very beautiful cloud covered rainforest in a narrow mountainous valley. . A wonderful place to visit. Is generally more cooler and overcast than the majority of Maui. Easy road access. $5.00 parking fee for non-Hawaiians only due to religious significance of the site to them. Easy to navigate, but steep on occasion, walking trails (no walkers /... More 

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Regina, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

This is a very nice, peaceful state park. Trails are paved and easily accessible. There are informative signs along the trails that tell you the history of the park so take the time to read those. Cost of admission is only $5 per vehicle so hardly any cost at all. This was possibly my favorite place to visit while in... More 

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San Diego, California, United States
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136 attraction reviews
334 helpful votes 334 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

1. Beautiful! 2. Don't make the same mistake we did...bring your bathing suit and watershoes! The river, waterfalls, and pools were so inviting...it was like being benched during recess in grade school :( 3. Mosquitos! I doused myself in bug repellent as soon as I stepped out of the car. 4. Minimal walking involved for you lazy people ;-) 5.... More 

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