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Paleaku Gardens Peace Sanctuary

83-5401 Paintd Church Road, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI 96704
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Ranked #4 of 13 attractions in Captain Cook
Type: Gardens
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Madison, Wisconsin
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

This was a delightful garden to visit. The Galaxy Garden was simply amazing. Very friendly staff. Self-guided walking.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

These gardens were very pretty and serene.I loved the views. However, I think it was a bit overpriced ($10 per adult). No one else was there when we visited.

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Portland, Oregon
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72 reviews 72 reviews
27 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

The grounds offer the visitor a welcoming place to move slowly and respectfully through a beautiful botanical and spiritual garden. Shrines to all the major religions using beautiful statuary, plants and signage explaining various aspects of the statues. Also, you can experience one of the truly unique plantings of hibiscus and other native plants in the shape of our galaxy.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

A must! This place is just so amazing. The grounds and flowers are so beautiful and the views are not to be missed. One of the high point of this visit.

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Green Bay Wisconsin
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31 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We go to the Paleaku Peace Gardens each time we are in Kona. There are beautiful trees and flowers, and the Galaxy Garden has some of the most beautiful hibiscus you will ever see. There is a nominal fee to get in, and you will often be the only folks there, so it is peaceful. You can sit on a... More

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Sherwood Park, Canada
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15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

If you have limited time on the Island of Hawaii, this is definitely worth a visit as it has to be one of the finest botanical displays on earth. Try to avoid any cellular phone users who are bellowing their news to relatives on the mainland; the idea of a peaceful setting seems to be lost on some people.

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Captain Cook, Hawaii, United States
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55 reviews 55 reviews
11 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

I first learned of Paleaku Peace Gardens when I met Barbara DeFranco, visionary and founder, several years ago. She described to me a garden dedicated to peace, harmony, and many of the world's religions. I couldn't picture it, but she clearly had a vision and always seemed on the look out for plants and objects that might find a home... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

We happened upon these gardens on the way back from the painted church. This is worth a visit if you're into flora. There are several gardens each devoted to peace as preached by various religious groups. The setting is peaceful and relatively flat. A lot of color in these gardens and an occasional gecko on the flowers. We really enjoyed... More

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Eastham, Massachusetts
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

a real gem of Hawaiian culture. tikis, canoes, steeped in history, this place has a spiritual quality that`s undeniable.

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Vancouver, Canada
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54 reviews 54 reviews
31 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

We happened upon this place by complete accident, a very happy accident. It is a place where several acres, overlooking the ocean, have been dedicated to different spiritual disciplines (Buddhist, Christian, Native American, etc.) who by invitation have erected many different "shrines" or spiritually meaningful instalments. A very interesting part of the gardens was the "Universe", a planting that was... More

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