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Na Aina Kai Botanical Gardens

4101 Wailapa Road, P.O. Box 1134, Kilauea, Kauai, HI 96754
808-828-0525
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Ranked #3 of 5 Attractions in Kilauea
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
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La Verne, California
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140 reviews 140 reviews
56 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We love gardens, and have visited many all over the world. This one is certainly unique! The very limited access they allow (there were just 3 of us on our tour!) makes you feel like you are visiting the family's home, and they are showing you around personally. The grounds are lovely. I have to admit, the statues were a... More

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Spokane, Washington
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187 reviews 187 reviews
58 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I didn’t really want to pay $35.00 per person for a 2 hour walking tour. However, my stepdaughter really wanted to do it. And I’m glad she persuaded me (the 50 year old tightwad) to cough up the funds! Na Aina Kai gardens are amazing! There are all kinds of tropical and non-tropical plants. For example, there is a desert... More

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Seattle, Washington
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

When we booked the 3 hour stroll and ride tour I thought it would be too long. Not at all. We enjoyed every minute. I had understood that there were sculptures throughout the gardens, but had not realized how many and what fine quality there would be. When I compare the crowds at Butchart Gardens in Canada with the 10... More

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Hyde Park, Utah
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Very insightful, we learned so much about the island. The habitat and the history was grand. Self paced and beautiful.

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Foster City, California
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198 reviews 198 reviews
50 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 via mobile

Made a reservation ahead of time for the beach walk. Had an almost private tour, just one other person. Allowed us to choose to walk more of the property rather than ride the golf cart which was great. Diane was the tour guide, very knowledgeable about the gardens, along with the birds, the surrounding area and all the sculptures on... More

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Savannah, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This place is stunning and under promoted... Or perhaps not! In that, it wasn't overly crowded and made viewing the absolutely breathtaking flora a relaxed and luscious experience. I'm one for appreciating the natural world anyway, but the private individuals who bought this land had a vision for taking what was already here and beautifying it with what naturally grows... More

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Veigne, France
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42 reviews 42 reviews
10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I was very impressed. I took the 3 hour ride and stroll tour. Very beautiful gardens, trees, plants, wide variety of flowers, loads of interesting sculptures, very informative, interesting and entertaining tour guide. I would highly recommend this "attraction".

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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

240 amazing acres of shear beauty. We did the 3 hour stroll and ride which gave us the opportunity to see the love and care that has gone into this master piece and continues today. The statues that have been commissioned for the different garden areas are truly beautiful. Each section of this property tells a story and if you... More

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Calgary
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51 reviews 51 reviews
5 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The gardens are the vision of two talented people - OK, talented people with the money to make their vision come true. And very generous people, too - they donated the entire operation to the state. 240 acres of amazing plant life, some native, some imported, some natural, some manicured within an inch of its life, some mixed, some thematic.... More

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Portland, Oregon
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We did the 90 minute stroll tour ($35 each) with Sherri as our knowledgeable and funny guide. It was a hot day and she made sure to offer sunscreen and a parasol if we needed them. Her observations were interesting and she has a great sense of humor. The gardens are immaculate, if kind of a weird hodgepodge of different... More

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