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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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9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

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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Beautiful grounds, impressive Heiau

The Kahanu Gardens features plant collections from the Pacific Islands, particularly plants of value to the Hawaiian people as well as to other cultures of Polynesia, Micronesia... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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English first
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221 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

The Kahanu Gardens features plant collections from the Pacific Islands, particularly plants of value to the Hawaiian people as well as to other cultures of Polynesia, Micronesia, and Melanesia. On the grounds is the Piilanihale Heiau. It is the largest Heiau in Hawaii (almost 3 acres, about the size of two football fields). It is massive, measures more than 415... More 

1 Thank lwj
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44 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We visited the garden and Heiau this June. It was our first time stopping here and it was a favorite of ours. There is so much history here, you can just "feel" it. There are a lot of different plants with the history behind them. Beautiful views. Definitely recommend for a peaceful reflection of the area.

1 Thank travelbugged4
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147 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 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 

1 Thank taj24
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27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 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.

Thank MIKE R
Carmel, New York
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 

2 Thank mauijojo
Hamilton, Ontario
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162 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 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 

1 Thank NorthernGuy13
Wailuku, Hawaii
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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!

2 Thank Stacey M
Wailuku, Hawaii
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34 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 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 

2 Thank waynew69
Richmond, Virginia
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33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 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.

Thank farrah40
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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63 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 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.

Thank JeffreyPedersen

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