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Address: 870 Iao Valley Road, Wailuku, Maui, HI
Phone Number: 808-270-7232
Activities: Getting married, Picnicking

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Nice Quiet Gardens

I guess we were more impressed with this garden than the other reviewers. It should be combined with a trip to see the Iao Needle. This garden is very picturesque and a great... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2014
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Wailea, Hawaii
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39 reviews 39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

If you go to Iao, you must stop here and experience the peaceful scenery. The pictures will make your friends think you are in Asia, and you really travel in time here.

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New York City, New York
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37 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Here are gardens in honor of the major cultures that made Hawaii. Beautifully peaceful place where you can have lunch, if you bring your own food that is, and walk through the various pavilions dedicated to them. Surrounded by high mountains and along side a flowing stream, it makes for a very peaceful experience.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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189 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Went through here on a tour entitled 'Best of Maui.' If that's the case then Maui must be a pretty boring place. I think the tour companies just throw in this place to eat up a bit of time on their tours. Not even worth a photo stop!

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Arkansas
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86 reviews 86 reviews
18 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I guess we were more impressed with this garden than the other reviewers. It should be combined with a trip to see the Iao Needle. This garden is very picturesque and a great place to learn a little more about the history of Maui and the immigrants that came to the island decades ago. Some of the structures are undergoing... More 

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va
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67 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

This is on the way to Iao Valley and, since it's free, you may as well stop. It only takes about 5-10 minutes to see the different gardens that honor the immigrants who came to Hawaii. There is also a park here so you will see locals having picnics or just sitting in the parking lot. You also have a... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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72 reviews 72 reviews
39 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This park has various exhibits showing the range of settlers that came to Maui from different areas. The park its self is fairly old and the displays are showing there age. Some more than others. The Japanese area and Chinese areas are the most showy. Locals come here for bar bee ques on the weekends so can be crowded at... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

This is a nice, free, little garden dedicated to the various ethnic groups who emigrated to Hawaii. It's not very big and not strenuous at all. Some of the gardens are a bit sparse, but it's still pretty. It was a nice little stop after visiting the Iao Valley State Monument.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

This is a nice stop on the way to the top of 'Iao Valley. There are areas designated for each of several ethnic groups that immigrated to Hawaii, with examples of their architecture and/or gardens. Wonderful photo ops! I say it was mostly peaceful because a large group had taken over one of the pavilions and was blasting hip hop... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

I'm not happy with the reviews that I noticed. I cannot believe from the reviews that these gardens are run down and lack any beauty. I had my wedding back in 1986, while we ported there off of the American Hawaii Cruise. This was the most wonderful of all the sites and that's where I chose to wed. It was... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

This is a fitting tribute to the ethnic groups who first immigrated to Hawaii. It probably would have been great if we were one of those groups and spending a day there, but as a 45 min stop on a sightseeing tour, there's not a lot to see or do.

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