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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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Activities: Walking

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We had a wonderful self guided tour of this magical place in the rain. Plan to spend a couple hours wandering and learning about the plants and history of these grounds!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We had a wonderful self guided tour of this magical place in the rain. Plan to spend a couple hours wandering and learning about the plants and history of these grounds!

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Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed visiting this garden. It was beautiful and truly felt like you were exploring a genuine Hawaiian forest. They do have a section of invasive plants as well. The trail is very fun to walk and well-marked. They give you a booklet that contains all the plant info found on the signs along the path. The backdrop scenery... More 

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Pacific Grove, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Great if you are into gardens and history, don't go if you have any mobility issues. The self guided tour has more than enough information for most people.

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Walnut Creek, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This was our fifth trip to Kauai and I was looking for something different to see and do...and these gardens filled the bill! What a wonderful, easily accessible, lovely walk down the historical and present horticulture of Kauai! The fee is $20 for a self guided tour and $40 for a guided tour. We chose the former and spent the... More 

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Pahoa, Hawaii
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Our guidebook stated that Limahuli "was recognized in 1997 by the American Horticultural Society as the United States' best natural botanical garden," and after this visit I can see why. The three-quarter mile loop trail through the gardens takes the visitor through the canoe crops, the plantation crops, an archeological site, a native forest including threatened and endangered species, an... More 

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Hesperia, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This is a beautiful garden in a beautiful setting. It is well worth the admission price. I took a lot of picts here.

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chicago
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Great for learning about the culture and botany in one. Very accessible and a must visit for anyone curious about the landscape.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Happily, this is much more than a standard Botanical Garden. Walking through the gardens gives you a sense of Hawaiian history , culture and lifestyle. Plus the location is wonderful. Put aside a couple hours to enjoy this very special place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Today we visited the Limahuli Garden and Preserve at the northeast end of Kauai. We signed up for the 2.5 hour guided walking tour. Our guide Jane explained about the preserve’s efforts to reestablish native, and especially endemic to the Limahuli valley, plants which are being overrun by invasive species. She pointed out a myriad of plants of the endemic,... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We spent a morning here and enjoyed a guided tour. Our guide Jane was very knowledgeable. The tour covers quite a bit of ground and you gain a lot of altitude. There are stone steps that you climb, some steep. They provide walking sticks to steady yourself. I took trekking poles and was glad I did, We learned a lot... More 

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