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Limahuli Garden and Preserve

5-8291 Kuhio Hwy, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
808-826-1053
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Ranked #2 of 7 Attractions in Hanalei
Type: Gardens
Activities: Walking
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Vancouver, Canada
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71 reviews 71 reviews
25 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Lower admission cost than most, 20.00 for self guided tour includes a really thorough high quality information book. An excellent (non-profit) tropical botanical garden with very interesting plants - well labelled and informative - include their historic primary use -many not existing outside of the garden. Wonderful 3/4 mile trail with many benches and lookout points (some portions only accessible... More

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Long Island City, New York
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153 reviews 153 reviews
60 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Spouse, adult son, and I drove from Po'ipu in order to see this National Tropical Botanical Garden site. We did self-guided tour, which is fine as we were given booklets to explain what was there. Garden does require some easy climbing, but is well worth the effort. We learned, in chronological order, about the flora of the Hawaiian Islands, from... More

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Pilot Point, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

For those interested in seeing some of the original plant life on this island, this is the place. Beautiful and very well done!

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Astoria, New York
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46 reviews 46 reviews
15 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

As someone who loves plants, how could I pass up the opportunity to visit this special garden where you can see plants that don't exist anywhere else on earth? After reading several reviews and planning our brief stay in Kauai, I knew I really wanted to make it over to Limahuli Gardens for a guided tour. Unfortunately tours, and volunteer... More

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Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We opted to do the self tour at $20. This is unlike a typical botanical garden and it really emphasizes on the history of plant life throughout Kauai and other Hawaiian islands. It was really interesting to see and learn about the difference between indigenous plants and those brought from the Polynesians and European settlers. If you are expecting beautiful... More

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Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Wow, what a beautiful hike! The girl that answered said the directions where "it's going to seem like you went too far, but just keep going until the road ends" That is the best possible way to describe the ride here. It's windy, far, and it feels like you've missed it halfway through the ride. But its there, on the... More

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North Wales
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Limahuli was not what I expected of a tropical garden but it was fascinating and we all really enjoyed our visit. We used the excellent guidebook which is included with the entrance fee, spent at least 2 hours. Entrance fee was waived for my student daughter on production of her NUS card. Limahuli is divided into regions typifying the plants... More

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magnolia, tx
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

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
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

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
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

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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