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Kahanu Garden

650 Ulaino Road, Hana, Maui, HI 96713
808-248-8912
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Ranked #6 of 10 attractions in Hana
Type: Gardens, Historic Sites, Religious Sites
Description: This garden houses the world's largest collection of breadfruit and the largest ancient place of worship for the Polynesian people.
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Maui, Hawaii
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Closed on Sundays! Located just before Hana coming from Paia. Although the gardens are not as expansive as the Gardens on Kauai, they have an amazing array of coconut palms, one that produces coconuts much bigger than my head! Also, THE most incredible part of this attraction is the the largest Hawaiian Heiau in Hawaii (possibly ALL of the Polynesia)... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We stopped at the Kahanu Garden on our way back from Hana. The view of the ocean is awe inspiring, and we had the place almost to ourselves. We also saw mongooses! (we have been told that the plural is not mongeese) Well worth your time and money.

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Minnesota
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69 reviews 69 reviews
41 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

This garden is the home of Hawaii's largest temple & gardens of medicinal plants. Most plants & trees are identified with names & uses. Buildings housing canoes & cooking/living arrangements allows one to see how early construction of these strong buildings was attained. Pack a picnic lunch to sit and enjoy. There is no food kiosk, but very nice toilet... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

We thought the $10 per person was pretty steep considering you can go pretty much right next door into the state park for free. The documentation was nice and we always enjoy learning but I won't recommend my friends visit.

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Los Angeles
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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

The heiau (huge lava structure) is very impressive. There are labeled plants with history of origin and use. Visit the restrooms! The local high school craft class did the decoration. The wooden doors and mosaic on the walls is spectacular.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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102 reviews 102 reviews
24 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

I was able to walk around these grounds with a friend that's a native Hawaiian. She was able to tell a little more history on the place, but there are placards around the grounds explaining what you are looking at. This is a very significant historical site for Hawaiian people, with the largest heiau, or place of worship, in the... More

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Cypress, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

If you only have 1 full day to do the road to Hana, skip it. I felt it was over priced $10 per person. I was disappointed by all of the foliage growing in front of the ruins. The ruins were the main reason I wanted to stop here, but the foliage is so dense and tall, the only way... More

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kirby11
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

We stopped here for a quiet place to have our picnic lunch. Pleasantly surprised at the beauty, quiet and visual delight. The ocean view was spectacular, almost no one else was around.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

If you want to visit a true historical place, then this has to be it. Built well before European settlement, it is a very magical and peacefull place.

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Siloam Springs, Arkansas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

We had a two-hour tour that took us to several spots at the garden. It was the perfect beginning to our stay here, as we learned a lot about the history, culture, and vegetation of the area. The tour guide is a descendent of one of the families who cared for the garden generations ago.

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