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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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An Ethnobotanical Garden

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 31, 2015
Patty W
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Ogden, Utah
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Ogden, Utah
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310 reviews 310 reviews
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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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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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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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33 reviews 33 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 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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19 helpful votes 19 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

This is on my "Do Not Miss" list for visitors interested in Hawaiian history and culture, and/or gardens. Take at least an hour to explore the expansive grounds and gardens. Great for kids to run off some steam. Romantic area for strolling.

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Studio City, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Hana, Maui is one of the few remaining towns that has maintained its original beauty invoking the true spirit of old Hawaii. And a spectacular site that has been nurtured back to its historical glory is Kahanu Gardens featuring the magnificent Pi'ilanihale Heiau with its surrounding collection of native plants. We were lucky enough to have Pi'ilani Lua as our... More 

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Hamburg
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28 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

it is a nice garden and the ancient lava rocks are impressive. we walkes around for an hour and had a good time. but i think 10$ per person is a little too much. the view at the coast is nice. getting to the garden was a little bumpy on the dirt road.

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Santa Rosa, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We were told about this garden and decided to stop there on our way to Hana. So glad we did. It's absolutely amazing. A non profit runs it, a small fee is charged and you can do a self guided tour and take as much time as you want. The garden is home to the Heiau belonging to Chief Pi'ilani... More 

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