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Kahanu Garden

Address: 650 Ulaino Road, Hana, Maui, HI 96713
Phone Number: 808-248-8912
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Ranked #6 of 10 Attractions in Hana
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Gardens, Outdoors
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Owner 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

Not to be missed National Historic landmark! the home to Pi`ilanihale, a massive lava-rock structure that is believed to be the largest ancient place of worship (heiau) in Polynesia. It was awe-inspiring! And the views of the ocean from the cliffs were breathtaking... I could have sat there all day.

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Portland, Oregon
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Chilling out with incredible Hamoa Bay at your doorstep and glimpses of Mauna Kea from time to time off in the distance(snow capped if you are fortunate). The facilities are top notch, the best in Hana in our opinion, so book early, early, early! The proprietors, Dan and Sandi Simone go out of their way to make your stay special... More

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Portland, Oregon
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Folks, if you are trying to do Hana in a day, rushing from the west side, doing the road to Hana thing so you can rush out to the Seven Sacred Pools and get back before dark, maybe you should just skip this most important part of Hawaii's history. This place is truly special. You might say built by a... More

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San Francisco, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We almost didn't stop here after being ripped off at the "Garden of Eden"! THIS garden is a real botanical garden. Beautiful and interesting stop! Recommended.

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Edmonton, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Stopped here as we drove to hana. At first your thinking your going off roading as you take an unsaved road. Once you get there it's beautiful lush green and full of history! It was neat to see the architecture and learn the facts. There are some beautiful views! On a different note, they got brand new washrooms and are... More

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Los Angeles
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This place is a treasure of history, culture and beauty. It also contains the largest historical temple in all of Hawaii. We are talking 3 acres wide. Is also home of the largest bread fruit tree collection and variety in the world. I could write about it forever, but the bottom line is, don't miss it and ask for a... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

If you are short on time on the road to Hanna I would save the time and money. It has an ancient temple ruin which is cool and a native thatch hut but the views are just as good for free on the beaches during the drive

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30 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Nice little find off of the road to Hana. Not a long side trip, maybe 2 miles off the main road but well worth the trip. We have been through many of the caves in the eastern part of the country, especially here in Pa., but have never been handed a flashlight and turned loose by the attendant. A definate... More

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NTBGTours, Manager at Kahanu Garden, responded to this review

Aloha, this review is for the Lava Cave Tour, not Kahanu Garden. We have no caves at Kahanu Garden. More

Los Angeles, CA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Breadfruit is a intriguing food crop with a fascinating history (read about the Mutiny on the Bounty, for example) so we were excited to visit the world's largest repository of breadfruit varieties, but somehow on the day were were there the place was closed... ok well we'll just look around and not bother anyone - but a lady in a... More

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NTBGTours, Manager at Kahanu Garden, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Sorry we were not open on the day of your visit. I am sure the woman you had the misfortune of meeting at our gate was not on our staff. Our three visitor program assistants are trained to share the history of the area and information of our many plant collections with aloha to our... More

Fort Myers, Florida, United States
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64 reviews 64 reviews
28 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

With all the options on the road to Hana, this was, well, OK. Always happy to support but to pay $10 to see not nearly as cool of sites as many of the free options, well, again, not our fave. The grounds are nice and if you go toward the beach and to the right there are some cool sites.

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