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Address: 5-8291 Kuhio Hwy, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
Phone Number: 808-826-1053
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Activities: Walking

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Interesting place for an afternoon stop

We had previously visited Allerton on another trip, and wanted something more low key. This fit the bill, coming in at half the price as well. Definitely not as extensive, but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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Seattle
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

We had previously visited Allerton on another trip, and wanted something more low key. This fit the bill, coming in at half the price as well. Definitely not as extensive, but we wanted something simple. Loved seeing the Hawaiian foilage and reading the informative signs. We chose self-guided so we didn't feel rushed and could take our time with photos.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

This is a guided or unguided nature walk (pending on which one you signed up for) through a couple hundred acres of native as well as evasive species of Hawaii. Allow for 2 -3 hours to complete the tour. The surrounding area of Limahuli Garden is beautiful sitting atop of Maniniholo Bay. What you won’t find here are greenhouses with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

There are a few botanical gardens in Kauai, and we're really glad we chose this one. It's $20 per person, with a self-guided tour book included. If you're at all curious about the history of Kauai, whether it's cultural, agricultural, or geological, the Limahuli Garden and Preserve explains it all by way of the indigenous and non-indigenous plant species. It's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Something for everyone, educational and fun too. Local Hawaiian Legends, the story of changing plant life - and a place that is not so much a tourist attraction .. but an outdoor conservatory. The money admission money goes to keep efforts to preserve many threatened plants, flowers and tree's from going extinct. I'm really glad we went. The walk is... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This is a nice relaxing garden near the end of the road in Haena. It's $20 per person (non residents) and only takes about an hour to walk through. A lot of pictures can be taken here, but there were not as many flowers in bloom as I would have expected. A stream runs through the property and it is... More 

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NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We did the self guided tour as we do no move very quickly and have to take our time. One person we saw had left her older mom at the river and then completed the tour and was going back to get her and bring her back the short way. There are lots of steps and it is very hilly.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

The Limahuli Garden is a must see on the North Shore of Kauai. We took the tour - which I'd recommend - and listened to the amazing story of how the early Hawaiian settlers managed the land and it's resources so both could flourish. We also heard how the island is now home to over 30,000 non native species that... More 

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Kilauea, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We did a great self guided tour. This is a great place to connect with nature and see rare endemic plants.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Whilst I am not the fanatic lover of Botanical Gardens, Limahuli is something special: they explain the problem of imported plants versus genuine Hawaiian´s, they give you a good understanding of how the "Limahulis" defined the living of people in Hawaii and althea in a wonderful garden - you walk through the Gardens on a predefined path, you will need... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Wonderful preserve for native Kauai plants that gives you a good understanding of the island's history as well as it's vegetation. Toured all three NTBGs on Kauai and this was our favorite. We did not book a tour because we were unsure when we would arrive but the self-guided tour includes a very informative booklet so we didn't feel like... More 

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