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Iao Valley State Monument

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Address: End of Iao Valley Road, Highway 32, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793
Phone Number: 8084640840
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Pretty even in the rain!

It was a misty, rainy day, and that kind of worked with the scenery here. The combination of the green peaks, tropical plants and mist created a feeling of going back in time to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Indianapolis, Indiana

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you look at photos of this attraction, you see a breathtaking sight. It gets much better when you actually see it in person. The LUSH green peaks surrounds you as you enter the State Park.The view is a panoramic 360 degrees wrapping around you You feel humbled walking the concrete paths in the park, but there is more. You... More 

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Hatfield, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A bit out of the way but worth a few hours. Take a break from the beach and learn a bit about the history of Hawaii. Nice paths to the needle and planned out walks around the gardens. Enjoy.

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Pearl City, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lots of easy paved paths and area has many very nice photo ops. Ample parking at this attraction. Also, on the way out of the park there is another nice attraction that features different Asian cultures and gardens. Great place to visit with lots of good photo ops.

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Maui, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was last here over 15 years ago and This is a nice place to visit. Since this is a State Run park you have a $5.00 per car fee for parking. They do not have many spaces about 40-50 with some large tour bus parking, but we found a spot quite fast. You can walk around as much as... More 

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Gig Harbor, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have a deep love for Iao and if I miss it, well it is on my 'must do' list, every trip. Beautiful, no matter what time of year. I love it and highly recommend a visit to anyone who likes the outdoors, add the historical relevance and it's all good.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It was a misty, rainy day, and that kind of worked with the scenery here. The combination of the green peaks, tropical plants and mist created a feeling of going back in time to pre-historic days. The trails are short and very easy, but are slippery when wet, so I'd suggest shoes with some traction if it's raining. I'm not... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I'd recommend visiting! The views are beautiful but the trails are very short so don't plan on staying here for more than an hour or so. There are a lot of stairs, 133 to be exact :), but if you have issues with stairs there's no need to travel all the way up the path to enjoy the view. 5$... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We wanted to get a bit of a taste of the Maui jungle without a long trip or rugged hike. This was perfect. The paths are all paved and not a strenuous hike at all. It was perfect for small kids as they felt they had "climbed the mountain!" Many good opportunities for photos.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice park and the trail to the needle is quite short [it is a paved trail] with a bunch of steps at the end. Drove from the NW side of Maui to the Monument in about an hour. We went early in the day in case the clouds settled down later. A very scenic valley and the needle viewpoint offers... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The west side of Maui offers very few chances for tropical foliage--it's the dry side of the island. I love the tropical feel of Hana and love the photo opportunities there. Like photography? Take your camera to Iao Valley State Monument! Lush, green and beautiful! There are a couple of low-intensity trails and lots of flowers and plants to photograph... More 

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