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Limahuli Garden and Preserve

Address: 5-8291 Kuhio Hwy, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
Phone Number: 808-826-1053
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Ranked #1 of 7 Attractions in Hanalei
Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Activities: Walking
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Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Activities: Walking

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Omaha, Nebraska
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our recent visit to Limahuli Garden and Preserve. What a lovely enchanting place. Our kids (college age) wanted to hike for a couple of hours on the N'apali Coast trail. So we dropped them at the trail head and took the short drive back to Limahuli. What a great choice! You learn so much about the history... More 

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Waterloo, Iowa
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

A former board member of a botanical garden on the mainland, I have had the opportunity to experience a number of gardens and parks. From that perspective, I heartily recommend Lumahuli. We did the self guided tour and progressed through the exhibits at a leisurely pace. As noted by other reviewers,the setting of the garden in the shadow of Makana... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

The walk through the gardens is beautiful, even now, mid winter. The signs and booklet give comprehensive information about the plants and trees, and about aspects of Kauai's natural environment. In addition the views are spectacular. The entry fee of $20 is worth every penny, and contributes to the maintenance of this idyllic spot.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Forget the Jurassic Park location sites, this is the real thing. The self-guided tour includes one of the best guidebooks you'll find. You're walking through the same valley that some of Kauai's earliest settlers cultivated. You'll learn the importance of every plant and seed brought to the island to sustain their civilization. Read of the ancient legends that surround the... More 

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Sunnyvale, California
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Elise was our guide and was full of cultural and historical information. She is a Naturalist by profession and knew all the plants. She took us through gardens that were indigenous to the area; ones that were brought by others; and the plants that are taking over the original plants . I found it so informative.

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

What a lovely Garden! They offer just the right amount of information for the self guided tour. The pathways are well tended. And it makes for an easy "hike" if you have some folks with you that are still mobile but not stable enough to hike.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

This place is beautiful and well worth the entrance fee. It's great for people who haven't seen a lot of native Hawaiian plants and great for those who are familiar with them as well. The garden grounds are gorgeous, and the mountains in the background make it very photogenic. It is definitely a go-at-your-own-pace sort of place but it would... More 

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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We made a special trip from Princeville to visit the Limahuli Garden. We thoroughly enjoyed the trails and vegetation. Even after the visit, I continued reading the booklet which contains a lot of history of the plants and the garden. We also visited the McBryde Garden and found many more alulas at the Limahuli Garden. Each garden on Kauai is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Pro's - its right before the Ke'e beach entrance so a good side trip after the Kalalau Trail hike. Cons - expensive ($20 per head)

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6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We went to Limahuli while waiting for parking to open up at the Kalalau trail. It takes about 90 minutes, and it's really an great education into Hawaiian ecology. The gift shop has some of the best reasonably priced things we saw on Kauai.

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