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Limahuli Garden and Preserve

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Address: 5-8291 Kuhio Hwy, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
Phone Number: 808-826-1053
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A national and hawaiian treasure-not to be missed

This national tropical botanical garden is a treasure not to be missed. And, Sunset Magazine rated it the best garden in the west for 2015. The garden's setting is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This national tropical botanical garden is a treasure not to be missed. And, Sunset Magazine rated it the best garden in the west for 2015. The garden's setting is spectacular--underneath Makana mountain (aka 'Balai Hai') and neighboring peaks. This 'garden' is in a 1,000 acre valley with nearly 250 botanical varieties--many of them rare. The garden is preserved by Hawaiians.... More 

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Bluffton, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We had visited other Botanical Gardens on Kauai and then we found Limahuli. What a pleasant surprise. The admission price is only $20 for a self guided tour which included an excellent guidebook. Everything is well labeled along the tour route and very informative. The Gardens are well maintained with spectacular views. We highly recommend Limahuli Garden and Preserve.

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North Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

One of the highlights of our trip to Kauai was this gem of a botanical garden. The tour is self-guided, but the information booklet as chock full of facts on the plants, as well as the history of Kauai. Definitely spray yourself with bug spray before going, as the mosquitoes can be fierce. Do not let that dissuade you though!... More 

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Des Plaines, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This is a beautiful, leisurely self-guided tour of an outstanding garden on the far reaches of Kauai. Do not expect and frills, bells or whistles here...it is simply a nature-lover's paradise, show casing some of the most lush and fertile aspects of the garden isle of Kauai. There is some mild to moderate climbing and (in July) lots of mosquitoes.... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

The most enchanting of the places - a paradise .Sheer magic being here , picture postcard frames everywhere . Being here makes to feel thankful to God to show you the divinity in nature . Feel happy , lucky that the glimpses of such beauty gifted to us . Do not miss being here if you are in Hawaii .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Go early, as it gets REALLY hot by 11. Beautiful hike through native (and introduced) plants. View from the top of the trail is stunning!

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Chandler, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

So easy to access and so peaceful, serene, and beautiful. Take your time as you stroll the paths up the mountain. Along with learning about the native culture and plants are marvelous views of the verdant mountains and the ocean.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Very pretty preserve - some hiking uphill, but not too strenuous. Benches for sitting and absorbing the beauty around you. While they weren't too bad, we were happy we had bug spray. Beautiful views abound...

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Silverton, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Limahuli Garden was a fascinating stop on the isle of kauai. It is just a few meters from Ke'e Beach right on the main road on the north shore. We learned a great deal about the natural history and ecology of Hawaii, and were impressed by the Limahuli Garden's work to restore native plants and create a real ecological preserve.... More 

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Highland Village, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I have always wanted to tour the gardens; alas, the day we designated for this tour was after our hike on the kalalau trail and it was just too hot to enjoy a tour. We did however, stop in the gift shop. Ladies, if you are looking for earrings, I found the prices in this gift shop to be lower... More 

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