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Iao Valley State Monument

End of Iao Valley Road, Highway 32, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793
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Ranked #3 of 16 attractions in Wailuku
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Type: State Parks, Monuments/ Statues
Activities: Picnicking
Traveler Description: The Iao Valley State Park is about 3 miles away from downtown Wailuku.  Just take Main Street through Wailuku and you will arrive at the Park.  The... more »
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Honolulu, Hawaii
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

I go here every time I visit Maui. It is such an awesome sight to see. and the valley is beautiful. The hike is easy and the family will enjoy it.

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111 reviews 111 reviews
59 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW via mobile

It won't take you long to see the Iao Needle, but this is worth a trip when you're in Maui. The cost to park is $5(free for residents), which can seem a bit steep if you go by yourself or only spend 15 minutes at the monument. I saw some people walking in to avoid paying for parking, but it's... More

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Montreal, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

From the airport is an easy hour detour. It doesn't take long to get there and the Iao Needle is easily accessible on e you enter the park and it is impressive to be on middle of the valley. Parking is not always available but as the turnaround to see the needle and walk around the waterfall is fast, a... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

This was a spur of the moment visit and I am so glad we went. The views are amazing! It is a self guided walk around the park area with lots of photo opportunities. There are lots of steps going to the top so be prepared for a moderate climb. We got caught in a downpour but the scenery was... More

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Raymore, Missouri
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

One of it not the best places on Maui. Go! Plan to Swim in the river. Find a path along the river and walk it until you find a nice hole to swim in. There are many. Get there before 11AM. A MUST SEE. Do more then see the needle.

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Oakley, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Beautiful scenery, nice little hike with water falls, colorful birds and plants! $5 fee to get in but it was worth it! We spent a couple hours at this location!

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Burnaby, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Loved this place the walking trails were beautiful for the senses. Lots of flowers along the flowing stream bed, wild edible fruit tree's fragrant smells of passion fruit and other unique tree's. A variety of species of birds. The drive in is nice and scenic

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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This is a place that you don't hear much about, but it's well worth the drive. We went with our family, including two teens (14) (17), after it was recommended to us by a local resident. The drive up is beautiful, and you'll pass a beautiful botanical garden area on your left, which is currently under repair, but you can... More

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Orange, California
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Went here on 1st day to maui. Was a bit of a drive but work it. The park was pretty small, id say you can walk the entire park in 30 mins or so. There is a stream with rocks leading to a small pool, its really pretty. Some of the teenagers were swimming in it but we opted not... More

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Marstons Mills, Massachusetts
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76 reviews 76 reviews
27 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Our visit was on a cloudy cool day so unfortunately we could not take any good photos. The scenery is spectacular, but there is only a short walk to the view of the needle, so it's worth a visit, but not a place to spend a lot of time.

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