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Garden of the Gods

Address: Lanai City, Lanai, HI
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Ranked #11 of 39 things to do in Lanai City
Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Garden of the Gods can be found driving off paved roads past the Stables and a Preserve. It is...
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Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Garden of the Gods can be found driving off paved roads past the Stables and a Preserve. It is surrounded by Rock formations caused by years of erosion.
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Lakeville, Minnesota
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

We were very disappointed when we attempted to get to the Garden of the Gods with our jeep. It was the day after a big storm on the island, and the road was bumpy and muddy. But we came to one spot where we could not get through, nor even walk around--too wide and too deep. If you are there... More 

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Del Mar, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

What an amazing place to photograph. It was so "Mars like". We rented a Jeep in Lanai City and then started our adventure. Getting to the Garden of the Gods was pretty easy. Driving through it and arriving at the beach below required a 4WD vehicle. It was totally worth the trip.

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Minden, Nevada
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71 reviews 71 reviews
6 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Not that bumpy or difficult to get there over a dirt road. We parked at the entry sign and hiked all around to get a feel of the place. The road goes on to a beach but we heard that it was difficult. Indeed, on our hike we saw what was at least a four foot deep rut in the... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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77 reviews 77 reviews
30 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I know this a private island, but the roads are worst than I remembered. A little work with a tractor and dump truck loads of dirt would make you want to return.

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Maui, Hawaii
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

We loved seeing the "natural" beauty of the Garden of the Gods. It is amazing how different all the Hawaiian islands are, but this is something people do not expect. Beautiful, deep red, rock formations. It was well worth the extremely bumpy, bumpy, bumpy journey. You have to have a 4WD jeep to handle this road-or lack of road. Once... More 

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Union, New Jersey
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

As one of the few things to do on Lanai it is a must see. Difficult to get to especially after rain but the Jeep we rented was able to handle the several water crossings. It really is just an area covered with rock piles, but we enjoyed it. Took about 45 minutes to get to from lanai city.

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San Francisco, California
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118 reviews 118 reviews
38 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Enjoyed the jeep ride through the garden of the gods and kept going all the way to the beach. Very bumpy, red dirt trip... Glad we had a hard top jeep with AC to avoid the dust.

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Chico, CA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Interesting rock formation on the four-wheel drive road to seashore on the very isolated north end of Lanai.

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Cambridge Springs
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117 reviews 117 reviews
44 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

If you like "moonscapes" and lots of various red rocks, it's ok, but not sure if I'd take the time to do it again.... It's quite an interesting road trip as far as the driving goes, no doubt...

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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

If you have transportation (ie. a jeep) you need to see this place. Choose your day carefully - preferably after a few dry days. The road has a couple of places that can get dicey, and even in good conditions it is a 30 -35 minute drive. But when you get there it is other-worldly! Red dirt, random boulders and... More 

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