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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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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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So Moving

This was definitely one of the highlights of my trip. You can just feel the history. While it isn't free like a lot of places on The Road to Hana, it is so worth the price of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Mathias K
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was definitely one of the highlights of my trip. You can just feel the history. While it isn't free like a lot of places on The Road to Hana, it is so worth the price of admission. When we went, we had the whole place to ourselves. Just amazing.

Thank Mathias K
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161 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

We stopped here on the way to Hana and this place is so beautiful. Lots of history and plants with signs explaining about the plant. There were only about 6 other people here. I am surprised that not many people were visiting this beautiful place.

Thank lbingamanPetoskey_MI
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

There are few places that I have visited where you can still feel the magic and myth of this land. I have visited here before, but this trip took someone special, whom I wanted to share this sacred space with. I didn't have to explain. He could feel it.

1 Thank cooldoms
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306 reviews
82 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 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 30 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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156 reviews
38 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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 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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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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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

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