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Na Aina Kai Botanical Gardens

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Address: 4101 Wailapa Road, P.O. Box 1134, Kilauea, Kauai, HI 96754
Phone Number: 808-828-0525

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WOW!! WE LOVED IT!!

This is a beautiful garden that you must see on a guided tour. We took the Trek tour which is a 5 hour walk (with a bit of riding) thru the garden. A great lunch was provided... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
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SLC
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111 reviews 111 reviews
50 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

This is a beautiful garden that you must see on a guided tour. We took the Trek tour which is a 5 hour walk (with a bit of riding) thru the garden. A great lunch was provided. All the tours have a limit of 9 people, but it turned out that we only had 4 on our tour since the... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Unfortunately, these gardens require that you take a tour. So we did the main tour, I think it's called the formal sculpture garden tour. Our tour guide was kind and knowledgeable. However, I went into the tour with the assumption that sculptures at a botanical garden would be some sort of botanical sculptures, but they were not. They were all... More 

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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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218 reviews 218 reviews
96 attraction reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

This place is really over-rated unless you want to study exotic trees. The teak trees took up a great deal of space and I got tired of looking at tree trunks. They are doing interesting experiments with introduced species. We took the 3 hour guided golf cart ride which was at least an hour too long. We were expecting beautiful... More 

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Irvine, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Our visit to this north Shore garden exceeded our expectations. We reserved the Stroll & Ride 3 hour guided tour which included a golf cart type ride through the extensive gardens with plenty of photo stops for a closer look at flowering plants, birds or the unique bronze sculptures found throughout the gardens. We also had time to walk by... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We visited Na Aina Kai in early March and took the Family Tour with tour guide Teal (sp?). It's not easy to visit a garden with two preschoolers and this was fantastic! Teal was so kind to the kids and got them engaged right away with bags to collect items that she pointed out were okay. Lots of exotic things... More 

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White Plains, New York
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10 attraction reviews
191 helpful votes 191 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 via mobile

We took the tour that included riding in a small tram. Glad we did, it was a hot humid day. This was our 3d time here. Others on the tour had been here before too. Didn't matter, there were many new items. Ann, our Volunteer guide, was great. We saw so much. Learned a lot too. Beautiful trees and flowers.... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

According to friends that have toured all of the gardens on Kauai, these are the best. I took the tram and walk tour that lasted about 3 hours and it was wonderful. Our tour guides, Barbara and Rick, were fun and informative. We saw so many varied gardens, but evidently only touched the surface of all there is to see... More 

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Revere, Massachusetts
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66 reviews 66 reviews
14 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Went on the Stroll and Walk tour. Cost was $50 each. The majority of the tour was on the expanded golf cart. I really would have liked to walk more. We seemed to be getting on and off the cart, drive 20 feet get on and off again.. wanted to just walk and enjoy the fresh air instead of smelling... More 

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Ontario
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78 reviews 78 reviews
19 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We toured these gardens recently with a very knowledgeable guide. The area is quite expansive with sea views, baby albatross, childrens garden, and whimsical bronze figures. It is not so much gardens, but experiences. There are large stands of trees and plantings of native trees and plants. It is amazing what these private owners have accomplished over a lifetime! Quite... More 

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Glendora, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

This is a great tour to take for a look at Hawaiian plant and animal life. We took the Stroll and Ride Tour for 3 hours -- and the time flew by. The garden is lovely; the guide showed us some baby albatross in their nests; and we saw many bronze statues of whimsical children and animals. It was well... More 

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