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Rainbow Falls

Waianuenue Avenue, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
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Type: Waterfalls
Description: Waterfalls located on the big island of Hawaii.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

We went on an excursion through our Hawaiian Cruise we were on and went to several places. It was very pretty here but didn't stay long to see much else but the falls.

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South Florida, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

You can view the falls a few steps from the parking lot. (Free) Lots of locals hanging out around the parking lot. Restrooms not very clean.

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State College, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

It's amazing when visiting Hawaii you have to see a waterfall or two. Something so fascinating about them. I have heard of this one and it was along our route so we stopped. It was nice and good spot to get some photos. It wasn't the most impressive falls we saw on our trip but glad we stopped by and... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Went here with an organised tour. It's a good photo opportunity. Not really much more than that though, but it is a nice place. If travelling independently, try to go early or late in the day for 2 reasons. Firstly, the tours crowd the place from about 10am to 3pm and secondly, the light will be better for photography. Worth... More

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Riverside, California, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

If you are in Hilo, go ahead and check this out. No entrance fee or parking fee. Viewing area and a small trail. Pretty cool this is located right in the city. Check out my experience here on my blog at www.closetcreepvintage.blogspot.com/2014/10/waipio-valley-big-island-of-hawaii.html

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Beauty is everywhere on the Big Island and this is no exception. Right inside Hilo is this falls, a very short drive from the city center takes you there. There's places to view the falls and take pictures, and a Banyon tree forest that can't be missed on your way to see the upper pools. There are places for people... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

what I like about Hilo was the close proximity to downtown, Hilo Bay and rainbow falls, airport and Target

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

You definitely cannot spend a whole day here but its worth adding to your list of to do's when driving around the island !! Beautiful waterfall !!! Great location for pictures and easy to access.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Really enjoyed the walk and fresh air of the tropics great to take photos and see the island wonders. Enjoyed seeing the flowers and wild life.

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Nyack, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Wow, What a great place. Not really big. Not really much to do but watch the falls, but if you stick around and hike a bit around the falls, with the few trails around it, you will start to see more and more. This place is a good spot to come and hang out for about a half hour to... More

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