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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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Unique landscape

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 26, 2015
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Minden, Nevada
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Minden, Nevada
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69 reviews 69 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

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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72 reviews 72 reviews
29 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
22 helpful votes 22 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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41 helpful votes 41 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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44 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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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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Santa Monica, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

It's nice up there but nothing you can't see by driving from other places. I wanted to write this to highlight the rental car situation. Dollar Rental had us sign the agreement and Afterwards told us spots we could and couldn't go based on conditions of the roads. We were OK to go to here but it was pretty hairy... More 

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Red Lodge, Montana, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

It's a 45 minute bumpy jeep ride to get there but worth the effort. Geological phenomena that is more than worth the trip. Beautiful views of Molokai from on top the vista and if you're lucky, there's Muflon sheep visible in the lower pastures. Beware large mud holes on last mile of trip in...get some speed up to plow on... More 

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