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Address: Lanai City, Lanai, HI
Description: Garden of the Gods can be found driving off paved roads past the Stables...
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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Worth the drive

You'll need a 4x4 wheel drive and nerves of steel but well worth the journey - very different terrain for the island so nice to see - take a picnic and keep driving to the beach... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
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Connecticut
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Like stepping onto an alien landscape. Take a moment and walk around to check things out. Great atmosphere.

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Connecticut
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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

You'll need a 4x4 wheel drive and nerves of steel but well worth the journey - very different terrain for the island so nice to see - take a picnic and keep driving to the beach below.

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Scotts Valley, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

A bunch of rather interesting rocks and boulders with a good view at the end of a bumpy 4WD road. The native dry forest that was described en route was virtually nonexistent; almost all the species I saw were alien.

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

well, if you come to Lanai- you have to see it. Read good about how is the driving, what car ( absolutely a Jeep) you have to rent and where to rent. And just know- that you are not god and cant order the weather. After rain...well, sometimes its impossible to drive, sometimes possible...you always take risks in your life-... More 

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Lakeville, Minnesota
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

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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24 reviews 24 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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74 reviews 74 reviews
6 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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82 reviews 82 reviews
30 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
20 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
11 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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