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Address: 650 Ulaino Road, Hana, Maui, HI 96713
Phone Number: 808-248-8912
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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Description: This garden houses the world's largest collection of breadfruit and the...
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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This is a hidden TREASURE

I wish more local people from Hawaii experienced this amazing hidden treasure! I've lived on Maui all my life and visited the first time last Thanksgiving. I want everyone to see... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Wailuku, Hawaii
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Wailuku, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

I wish more local people from Hawaii experienced this amazing hidden treasure! I've lived on Maui all my life and visited the first time last Thanksgiving. I want everyone to see this amazing place!

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Wailuku, Hawaii
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

You actually get two attractions in this one location. First, an awesome ethnobotanical garden containing collections of plants traditionally used by the Hawaiians like taro, sweet potato, sugarcane, banana, and ‘awa. It is home to the Breadfruit Institute and the garden has become the largest collection of breadfruit plants in the world. Second, a unique archaeological site of the ancient... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We enjoyed the setting and learning about Hawaiian plants. I don't think children would enjoy it. Spend time sitting and overlooking the ocean.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
29 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Huge green expanse next to the sea with towering Palm trees and plants throughout and amazing massive ancient hawaiian religious structure. Places you in a different world. Just another reason to stay at Hana longer.

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Ogden, Utah
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127 attraction reviews
175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

These gardens are quite different than most botanical gardens. It is a garden dedicated to the food, building, clothing, medicine and religion of Hawaii. There is a sacred lava stone temple named for Mauis beloved chief who ruled during the 16th century. It costs $10 to get in but is worth the time to do these gardens. If it rains... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

The entry was $10 each, and you drive a little way, then take a self-guided tour and you can see a "temple". We were never told what happened at the temple and weren't permitted to climb up or get right next to it, but at 3 acres, I expected to be able to climb up some stairs or something. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Don't be confused with the Hana botanical garden -- a sign 1/2 mile before Kahanu Gardens! Kahanu garden is a spectacular place. It has the largest collection of breadfruit trees in the world, which are part of a unique worldwide scientific preservation effort! Although there is a self-guided tour, I recommend having a guide. We had Pi'ilani as our tour... More 

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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25 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This botanical garden is further down the rough road than the lava tubes but absolutely worth the $10 entrance fee. You take a self guided tour on foot round the plants and gardens and past sacred temples and sites. The signs give you excellent information about the plants and the highlight is the ocean crashing onto the lava shores about... More 

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seattle, wa
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

So, first, this place is huge and gorgeous! The ocean views alone are worth a visit. But on top that you get examples of each of the key plant species used by Polynesians with explanations of what they were used for. Plus! You'll get to see the largest (uncovered) Polynesian temple in the world. Truly an Indiana Jones like experience,... More 

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Hana, Hawaii
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This is a beautiful place to take a leisurely walk and learn a lot. The terrain is flat and easy for all ages. Kahanu Gardens is just another reason that you should plan for more than one day in Hana because you could spend a couple of hours just reading about the native plants and gazing at the massive 3-acre... More 

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