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Akatsuka Orchid Gardens

11-3051 Volcano Road, PO Box 220, Volcano, Island of Hawaii, HI 96785
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Ranked #5 of 15 Attractions in Volcano
Type: Gardens
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Chatsworth, California, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

If we had just visited the first time, I would have given them 5 stars plus. If we had encountered the second staff person first I would have said zero if possible. So I've averaged to 3. We visited twice while on the big island for a week. I love and used to raise orchids, so we made the stop... More

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Page, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Orchid lovers need to go here! It is incredible. They have so many gorgeous plants to look at and to buy and their prices are reasonable. I love to go there and just look at everything that's in bloom.

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Nice orchid farm- ordered almost $200 in orchids and had them shipped to the mainland. Staff were really helpful in helping us choose orchids. Awesome!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

The orchids are lovely, and there is no pressure to buy. You can just wander around and take photos and smell the flowers. There is a nice gift shop with unique gifts, including custom made Christmas tree ornaments of orchid arrangements. The staff is very friendly, parking is easy, and unlike most activities for tourists, it's free

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I bought several orchids--they are beautiful but high priced. They have a tour which is also high priced 2 days a week. Since they have "captive" customers I feel like the tour should be free. Try to visit early or later in the afternoon, particularly is there is a cruise ship in town as the buses stop here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Even if you are casually interested in flowers this is a great stop. The orchids smell wonderful! We were surprised by the unique items in the gift shop...we left more money there than we anticipated.

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Guelph, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Got some great photos out of this visit, and the staff were very friendly and knowledgable. Unfortunately they can only ship flowers to US addresses, and there isn't much that you can take back with you on a plane. We were in and out in about 30 minutes before continuing on to the volcano park. Glad we stopped!

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Volcano, Hawaii
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

If you love orchids then this place will be heaven to you. They sell all manner of orchids and you can see some of the green houses. But otherwise there is nothing to see here.

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Columbia, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

During our last cruise visit to Hilo, we decided to rent a car and do our own shore excursion. Our journey took us to several places, one of which was the Akatsuka Orchid Gardens. This is a fabulous place for people who love orchids. You can give yourself a tour at your own pace through an indoor area (remember it... More

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Lahaina, Hawaii, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My friends and I stopped here (Craig always sends these orchids back home), and I was amazed at the different varieties of orchids. The staff was so helpful and friendly, I decided to bring a couple home for me!!

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