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Paleaku Gardens Peace Sanctuary

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Address: 83-5401 Paintd Church Road, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI 96704
Phone Number: +1 808-328-8084
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Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Description: We are a non profit 501 3(c) educational and cultural facility set within...
We are a non profit 501 3(c) educational and cultural facility set within a 7 acre Botanical Garden. We recently added a lovely gift shop and free coffee tasting. We offer self guided tours with an affordable admission and discounts for seniors, military and Kama'aina. Gently slopping land,mature shade trees, and expansive views from Kealakekua Bay to Place of Refuge allow one to wander through beautiful tropical displays and manicured foliage.Unique statuary, petroglyphs and the worlds only Galaxy Garden done in rare hibiscus provide great photo opts!
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Peace and Quiet in a Garden

When we visited this lovely botanical garden, there was just one other couple touring the grounds, so it was very nice and peaceful. There are a number of different garden... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

When we visited this lovely botanical garden, there was just one other couple touring the grounds, so it was very nice and peaceful. There are a number of different garden arrangements, showcasing the large variety of plants and trees found in Hawaii. In addition, there are several structures signifying a number of different religions. From the far end of the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Life can be so tranquil and peaceful if you let it be ..... Well this is the place to be for that!! You will be given a map at the entrance with a small explanation of the exibits You will see lovely flowers, birds, mango trees a shrine is dedicated to each major religion as well. Do not miss the... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

The gardens are a very beautiful place to visit. They are well named as it is truly very peaceful. We particularly liked the Galaxy Garden, which is a scale representation of the milky way. There are sparkles glued to one leaf in this very large garden to represent our solar system (an effective learning lesson). We combined visiting the Gardens... More 

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Orland Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

I'm certain my review echoes many others: This is a wonderful garden truly worthy of its name. There are beautiful things to see no matter where you turn, a flowering tree, a bench positioned perfectly for its calming view, a glimpse of a statue through foliage on the other side of the path. Time seemed to drift away while we... More 

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

there are many mandalas, and through the work of many people pretty gardens that have been blessed , its nice

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kent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Very peaceful and a wonderful way to learn and understand Hawaii and its history. The locals now it as The Refuge as it was a place Hawaiins could go when in trouble with the Chief or elders.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

My wife has wanted to stop here and we finally had the opportunity this week. It is indeed a pretty and peaceful setting. She liked the labyrinth the most. We both enjoyed the large reading room with the great ocean view. Most of the time we were the only people there. That made it feel more like our own sanctuary.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

This is a wonderful place to relax and the best place to see birds I found on the island. It is quiet with beautiful vistas of the coast below. My husband and I were the only visitors there for over an hour. Special treat: Go into the center of the "galactic garden" and sit very still by the fountain and... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

The garden is used flowers and plants mixed with religious items creating a peaceful and calming place to visit. We visited the garden several years ago and came back to see if there are anything new. We noticed the flowers and plants are taller and fullers. They remodeled the main room with the addition of small gift shops. They provide... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

A very peaceful & impressive place. Is a true labor of love. We totally enjoyed our time that. Calming. Mahalo.

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Additional Information about Paleaku Gardens Peace Sanctuary

Address: 83-5401 Paintd Church Road, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI 96704
Phone Number: +1 808-328-8084
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Captain Cook
Open Hours:
Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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