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Hawaii Nature Center of Iao Valley

Maui, HI
808 244 6500
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Ranked #90 of 234 Attractions in Maui
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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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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Fairfield, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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76 reviews 76 reviews
19 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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
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28 helpful votes 28 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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95 attraction reviews
278 helpful votes 278 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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Honolulu, Hawaii
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2012 via mobile

PEEPS!! This place is really chill and great for kids of all ages. Even big kids like me! HAHA! Anyhow, this is a really great place for people to learn about around plant and animal species as well as hike and enjoy the great views. If you're on Maui and want to see natural beauty that's not the beach, check... More

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Columbia, Maryland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2012

I'd review the place, but when we drove up, a gate was across the entrance. No entry. That was one of the major stops for the day. No signs anywhere as to why it was closed.

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Ocala, Florida
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21 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2011

Having visited for the 6th time recently Jody and the Nature Cafe are a nice break from all the rest. My wife and I met Jody many years ago on our first visit to Maui and met Manenehe(sp?) Hawaiian for goosebumps. She feel from a ledge in the valley and was mended back to health. Jody serves up a crab... More

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