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Limahuli Garden and Preserve

5-8291 Kuhio Hwy, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
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Ranked #1 of 4 Attractions in Hanalei
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
Activities: Walking
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

We went to Kauai this time primarily so my wife could enjoy the gardens. This was our second excursion (Allerton was first) and this one we did on our own. This is about a 2.5 mile walk and is done at your own pace. No crowds. Excellent signage and guide book included in fee. Highly recommend. Bring Off.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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26 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

It's a nice place to walk through, and definitely educational. The grounds are scenic. It showcases local and invasive plant species which you are bound to see if you do anything outdoors in Kauai. I did a bunch of hikes in various spots on the island before going here, so for me it was't anything I hadn't seen already.

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Vancouver, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We visited the Limahuli Garden and Preserve on the last day of our trip to Kauai and boy was that a mistake! We actually wish we had visited it much earlier because we hiked a fair bit through the week and kept wondering what this tree was or what that plant was. We did the self-guided tour at the garden... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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39 reviews 39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We returned to this Garden after being captivated by it on earlier visits. It is beautiful and educational, teaching about the plants of these islands that arrived before humans, with the first Polynesian settlers, and since Europeans arrived. It also teaches about the early cultures of Kauai and how they organized their society to survive on these islands. A beautiful... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The booklet is fantastic, the walk pleasant and the views amazing. The collection is not huge, but just the right size for casual botanists to start really remembering the plants. The cultural introduction is better than the Bishop Museum in Honolulu, and the gift shop is great.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Neither my self or my husband are huge plant fanatics. We went because it was an inexpensive day trip with some outdoor hiking and wonderful views. There was definitely more reading than we realized, but there was some interesting facts that we enjoyed learning about. If you're looking for an easy hike with stops and views, this is definitely worth... More

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Foster City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014 via mobile

Since I really enjoy reading, this self guided tour was great. They provided a small booklet that described each site along with directions from place to place. The view from the higher sites is fantastic and the descriptions really let me visualize how life was when the Hawaiians lived this way. The walk is rather steep in places with some... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

It's well laid out, interesting and absorbing. A little pricey but for a good cause. Bought a tee shirt; Frandy (former Pres of the Garden club) was more involved than I but I enjoyed it , too. Good Karma to do something like this.

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Fostoria, Ohio
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

It is the most beautiful experience I ever had. The garden is beautiful, informative and very cultural. Very relaxing and the views are heavenly. Most interesting that "Bali High" from the movie "South Pacific" is visible and majestic.

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Boynton Beach, Florida, United States
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7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Beautiful gardens to walk through. Lovely views of the ocean. Makes one think about how the Hawaiians lived.

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