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Kahanu Garden

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Address: 650 Ulaino Road, Hana, Maui, HI 96713
Phone Number: 808-248-8912
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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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Highlight of several days in Hana

If you like history of Maui, and your going to Hana, I would make this my #1 spot. You need to allow at least an hour or two. Pack a lunch and water. This little garden is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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SLC, UT
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139 reviews 139 reviews
34 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

It's a pretty garden with native plants that are labeled but didn't think it was anything spectacular. It is well cared for. There's a $10 fee per person for a self guided tour which we thought was little high, especially since the pamphlet did not give much info. You could pay more for a guided tour. The views of the... More 

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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

If you like history of Maui, and your going to Hana, I would make this my #1 spot. You need to allow at least an hour or two. Pack a lunch and water. This little garden is HUGE. So is the ceremonial structure, Everything from botanical descriptions, to the largest Polynesian ceremony grounds in the Pacific. Stunning coastline.

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Carmel, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We are members of the National Tropical Botanical Garden and visited their 3 gardens on Kauai. We booked a guided tour of Kahanu Gardens and when we arrived, we were told that the guide was there the week before waiting for us. The lady at the front gate offered to take us through the garden before she went home. As... More 

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Hamilton, Ontario
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141 reviews 141 reviews
30 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

There is a wide variety of plants in this garden attraction, many of which are labelled to allow for easy identification. You can stand right by the cliffs over as the mighty Pacific as the waves thunder into the shore; very beautiful. The towering palms are quite stunning; just be sure to avoid the areas directly underneath in case of... More 

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Wailuku, Hawaii
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

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
15 helpful votes 15 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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64 reviews 64 reviews
38 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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357 reviews 357 reviews
137 attraction reviews
194 helpful votes 194 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 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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