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Limahuli Garden and Preserve

5-8291 Kuhio Hwy, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
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Ranked #2 of 7 Attractions in Hanalei
Type: Gardens
Activities: Walking
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magnolia, tx
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

What luck that we had Nancy as a tour guide. Nancy explained that she had worked at the gardens for several years before retiring. Now she volunteers each Tuesday to give tours. Honestly, Nancy could write a book about the gardens, she is so knowledgeable! There were 3 master gardeners on this tour, so Nancy was asked a lot of... More

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Chattanooga, TN
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

They are doing an amazing job at the Limahuli Garden and Preserve! In addition to just being a beautiful place to wander around, there is a rich history to learn about here. The several-hundred-year-old terraced taro ponds are fantastic to see and the native plant preservation work they are doing is impressive. It's definitely a worthwhile visit and not to... More

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Montreal, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

We were looking for a botanical garden to visit, but didn't want to pay as much as Allerton and McBryde gardens, or have to get there on time for a guided tour. The girl at the office is a sweetheart! We were happy to have a booklet for the self-guided tour, which had really interesting information on the plants. The... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Sorry folks, I thought this garden was really overpriced at $20 per person when you compare it to other gardens. I can appreciate the work they do to preserve the variety of plant that are in danger on the island, but aesthetically speaking, there wasn't much to see. I consider the $20 as a donation to their good work, but... More

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27 reviews 27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We stayed on the North Shore, so this garden - one of 3 National Tropical Gardens on Kauai - was just down the road. Self-guided tour is about 1-1/2 hours, not too strenuous, with great views of the ocean near the top of the garden. A fantastic introduction to Kauai plants - indigenous, endemic, canoe and invasive. Also a wonderful... More

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

This is a beautiful national botanical garden worth a visit even if you are not into plants. The Limahuli garden has amazing history - great to think that people lived a sustainable life here. Even if you don't like plants it is worth a visit as it gets you away from the beach and you can enjoy a nice walk... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

A beautiful and peaceful botanical garden. My children and I walked the gardens ourselves using the guidebook given to us as we checked in. The guidebook and the plaques along the path provided us with information on the plants as well as the history of the area. The self-guided tour allowed us to enjoy the gardens at a leisurely pace... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Limahuli Garden and Preserve is located just before Ke'e Beach. It not your typical botanical garden, but a beautiful place to learn about the Hawaiian History. It is located in a valley of approximately 1000 acres. A small portion of the preserve has been made into a beautiful garden like setup demonstrating how the Hawaiian people use the local plants... More

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Denver, Colorado
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

I have just returned from my fifth or sixth trip to Kauai and this is the first time I have visited Limahuli Gardens. To get the most from the experience, we reserved the guided tour. This is definitely the way to go. Victor, our guide, was knowledgeable, friendly, and respectful. We learned so much about Hawaii, Kauai, the flora, and... More

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Knoxville, TN
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66 reviews 66 reviews
15 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We were hoping to tour Na Aina Kai gardens but didn't plan ahead or call to reserve a spot. Tried to sweet-talk my way in over the phone, explaining that I was professor of landscape architecture to no avail. "Tough luck" was pretty much the response. So we found this gem instead. Very glad Na Aina Kai turned us down!... More

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