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Kahanu Garden

650 Ulaino Road, Hana, Maui, HI 96713
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Ranked #6 of 10 attractions in Hana
Type: Gardens, Historic Sites, Religious Sites
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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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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145 reviews 145 reviews
28 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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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
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

The Heiau is crazy cool! Huge. I loved being there because it was so peaceful. There wasnt alot of people and we just walked around taking pics and enjoying the quiet peace of this sacred place.

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Haiku, Hawaii
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

The grounds are so big and the hei-ou the largest hawaiian grave sight in hawaii also the largest ULU- breadfruit farm there and beach of beauty of the coast line breath taking. the area so quiet and the view.

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Maui, Hawaii
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4 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Closed on Sundays! Located just before Hana coming from Paia. Although the gardens are not as expansive as the Gardens on Kauai, they have an amazing array of coconut palms, one that produces coconuts much bigger than my head! Also, THE most incredible part of this attraction is the the largest Hawaiian Heiau in Hawaii (possibly ALL of the Polynesia)... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We stopped at the Kahanu Garden on our way back from Hana. The view of the ocean is awe inspiring, and we had the place almost to ourselves. We also saw mongooses! (we have been told that the plural is not mongeese) Well worth your time and money.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

This garden is the home of Hawaii's largest temple & gardens of medicinal plants. Most plants & trees are identified with names & uses. Buildings housing canoes & cooking/living arrangements allows one to see how early construction of these strong buildings was attained. Pack a picnic lunch to sit and enjoy. There is no food kiosk, but very nice toilet... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

We thought the $10 per person was pretty steep considering you can go pretty much right next door into the state park for free. The documentation was nice and we always enjoy learning but I won't recommend my friends visit.

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