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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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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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Truly a Peace Sanctuary

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Orland Park, Illinois
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Orland Park, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

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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53 reviews 53 reviews
17 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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54 reviews 54 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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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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Dallas, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

This is a wonderful garden that radiates aloha! I took the yoga class in the beautiful studio located in the Sanctuary. If you're interested in yoga, I definitely recommend the class. It was wonderful to practice in such an idyllic setting. My five stars are for the yoga class together with the gardens. It was a wonderful place to visit... More 

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Richmond, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

If you are visiting Benedict's Painted Church, make sure that you stop off at Paleaku Gardens Peace Sanctuary. It is situated down the road less than 5 minutes away and really doesn't look like much from the parking lot & entrance. There's a $10,00 fee to view the gardens but the price is well worth it. As you enter the... More 

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Elgin, Illinois
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207 reviews 207 reviews
81 attraction reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We went to Paleaku and AMY BH Greenwell. AMy is much better, hands down. Paleaku is nice however. It is quiet, peaceful, has a number of shrines for various religions and has places to rent for functions. During the afternoon, like everywhere else, it is HOT so later in the day or early morning is best. The trouble we had... More 

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Barbara D, Owner at Paleaku Gardens Peace Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Garden. I wanted to let you know that the plant identification and informational signs are in production and will be installed soon. At the moment many plants are described on your self guided tour map. The petroglyphs are about 800 years old and are on the ledge inside of the cave and can be viewed... More 

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