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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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The hard work of the owners and staff provide serenity and cultural education to the visitors.

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... read more

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

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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Smithtown
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
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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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This is a delightful place! Beautiful, serene, and so well-designed. Great information available throughout, both on signage, and in the guidebook provided.You will learn not only about some of the scientific aspects of the plants, but also about their place in Hawaiian history and culture. It is fascinating! My husband and I opted for the self-guided tour. We read as... More 

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san diego
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

One of the things I love about Kauai is that there's always something new to discover. This garden shows native plants in a beautiful setting just off the highway. She: It's $20 per person Me: Okay, there's two of us (opening my wallet) She: Oh you live here...it's Kama'aina Day (yes, I have a Hawaii ID)...so it's free! Me: Well,... More 

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Chilliwack, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Second time here and my daughter and I are not the "tour" type so we didn't tend to follow the mapped route or read up on all the plants but we just enjoyed the beauty and peacefulness. It rained on and off but we found shelter under the palms. Heard birds around but they were being very elusive ;)

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Idaho Falls, Idaho
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We really enjoyed our time in the gardens. There is a great guidebook for a self-guided tour and we spent a little over two hours in total. I learned a lot about Hawaiian history, and especially liked how they used the native garden plants to tie that all together. It is a great place to visit and I highly recommend... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We took our Sierra Club group there for a guided tour. Our volunteer guide was very knowledgeable and give us a wonderful and informative tour. The gardens works to identify and save Hawai'i's native plants and is reestablishing some areas. It is part of the National Tropical Botanical Gardens (two others on Kauai, one on Maui and one in Florida)... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Lovely way to spend an hour or two. Our kids got a little bored, but I thought it was wonderful. The descriptions of native plants and the guide book provided at check-in were very helpful.

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Address: 5-8291 Kuhio Hwy, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
Phone Number: 808-826-1053
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Hanalei

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