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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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Amazing Botanical Garden

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Vienna, Austria
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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

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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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

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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Chatham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Limahuli Gardens is one of only a handful of national tropical botanical gardens. Here you can see a magnificent area of indigenous Hawaiian forest as it would have been before any people settled the islands bringing various non-indigenous plants and animals with them. There are also gardens with many if not all the various plants that were brought in both... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This garden's purpose is to preserve native plants of Kauai. It is a beautifully located and the self-guided walking tour is very enjoyable with lots of photo opportunities. The guide book is informative and interesting. This garden does help one think about the consequences of colonization by plants and animals as well as people.

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Az
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This is near the end of the road along the Na Pali coast before the Kee beach. The gardens are a 3/4 mile trail over streams, waterfalls, forests, meadows and overlooks. The mountain scenery surrounding the gardens are amazing and there are some spots that overlook the ocean. The grounds are impeccable. You may think you've seen everything on Kauai... More 

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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Excellent gardens and the guide talk both about plants and the history of the Hawaiian people. The walk was easy for a wide range of ages. I would not take young children as it would be pretty boring for most of them

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Kapahi Kauai
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

At the far end of the north shore, lies this ancient valley. Breathtaking and serene, one could spend a few hours in meditative wonder, gazing at it's beauty. Walking sticks are also available and useful, for some of the trails. Do try to visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

My family and I visited the Limahuli Gardens just after it opened on a week day. It was not crowded and made for a lovely 2-hour self guided stroll. We opted for the self-guided tour because the entrance fee was rather expensive ($20/adult). However, kids are free. FYI: The guided tour is $40/adult. Although it is expensive, you are given... More 

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Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Limahuli is one of three National Tropical Botanical Gardens on the island of Kaua’i. This stunningly beautiful valley surrounded by towering peaks and cliffs is the site of one of the earliest settlements by Polynesian voyagers. The ancient Hawai’ians developed a system of natural resource management as a means to live sustainably in this island ecosystem. Fresh water from the... More 

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Aurora, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We visited Limahuli Garden and Preserve in December 2014. We had lots of time to kill between checking out and catching our plane. This was the best place we could have gone. The self-guided tour is great and you can roam and take in the beauty of the area at your own pace. I can only echo all the positive... More 

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