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Address: Waianuenue Avenue, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
Description: Waterfalls located on the big island of Hawaii.
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Nice warerfall

It's nice, not very tall. Luckily we saw little rainbow. Close to Hilo. Easy access.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

It's nice, not very tall. Luckily we saw little rainbow. Close to Hilo. Easy access.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

It's a decent size and volume waterfall. Easy to find and has parking and toilets next to it, be careful though there was broken glass in the parking lot where someone's car had been broken into when I went. If you want to get into the rocks at the top of the waterfall go to the top of the path... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

We couldn't go to the Akaka falls because of time constraints to go back to our cruise, so our tour guide took us to these falls which are closer to the Cruise Port. I can't compare with Akaka falls, but these ones are really beautiful, and without the crowds of tourists like me :)

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Fullerton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

These waterfalls are great as they are easy to access and wheelchair accessible for those with mobility issues. Great place to view some waterfalls.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Great waterfall and easily accessible. Great for kids and the family alike. We really enjoyed it the falls are about 120 ft so there are bigger on the island that's why the four star. Enjoy it though

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Lovely falls. We even were privileged to see a rainbow albeit a faint one when we were visiting. My husband did climb on the trail to the lookout at the top to see the falls from a different angle. I'll enjoy those photos.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

So easy to find, so very beautiful to see. If you are over in Hilo to see the waterfalls, be sure this one is on your list, For the very daring, there is a trail off to the left that leads to the top to look out over!

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Lake Winnebago, MO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This was a well maintained concrete path nature walk. Although not ADA friendly it is quite scenic and the views of the falls were well worth the $5 parking fee.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We loved the waterfall! It is a must see :-) there was no rainbow, but worth the trip! The photos you will take will be priceless!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

It is a short drive into a residential area of Hilo and worth it. If your going to Rainbow go on up to Peepee falls, real close to each other.

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