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Address: Waianuenue Avenue, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
Phone Number: 8089619540
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Description: Waterfalls located on the big island of Hawaii.
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Definitely worth the quick stop if you are in Hilo. It is certainly a tourist trap, but in 20-30 minutes, you can see everything at the site. The kids loved climbing in the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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San Jose, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

You can make a quick visit if you have time otherwise it is okay to skip.you can take a trail falls or you can also view it from a distance.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Definitely worth the quick stop if you are in Hilo. It is certainly a tourist trap, but in 20-30 minutes, you can see everything at the site. The kids loved climbing in the banyan trees.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Lovely waterfall and easily accessible. No climbing required. Ample photo opportunities. Cannot swim in water.

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Victoria, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Quite a beautiful view and easy to get to. Maybe a bit lean on numbers of parking stalls but the parks person didn't mind us parking on the verge.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

If you want to see a waterfall, but you're not up for hiking, rainbow falls is the place for you! It's right in the heart of the city of hilo! And you can drive right up and park and walk a few feet to the lookout! No hiking needed! And if you hit the right time of day, you will... More 

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Aiken, SC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Close to town, beautiful place and waterfall is right next to parking area. Be sure to hike the trail to the left of the falls.

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Mountain View, Arkansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We took a trip to Rainbow Falls. It was pretty much a potty stop for ladies with a long line and wait. The tour bus driver allowed 15 minutes to view the falls and advised not to go up the stairs. "It is a waste of time", he says. I went anyway and enjoyed the banyan trees more than the... More 

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Grass Valley, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

It's a quick and easy stop to view Rainbow Falls and very close to downtown Hilo. It's easily accessible and has a large parking area. While the falls are beautiful, my kids loved walking to the top of the stairs and a field with an enormous Banyan Tree.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Very easy to get to. Waterfall was great! Easy hiking from 2 points to see the falls from different vantage points. Definitely go!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Akaka is more dramatic, but this is pretty too. A simple walk on paved road. If you've taken the time to do this, take the time to do the boiling pots up the road too.

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Address: Waianuenue Avenue, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
Phone Number: 8089619540
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hilo

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