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Iao Valley State Monument

End of Iao Valley Road, Highway 32, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793
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Ranked #2 of 11 Attractions in Wailuku
Type: Monuments/ Statues, State Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Picnicking
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Type: Monuments/ Statues, State Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Picnicking
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

As you travel into the mountains, the houses quickly vanish and give way to some of the most beautiful landscape I have ever seen in my entire life! This is saying a lot, as I am from Western Canada and spend a vast amount of my free time in the mountains of Banff, Jasper, etc. The paved walking path is... More 

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Makawao, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

A half mile paved walking trail in a beautiful setting. It Is a historical location with signs explaining what happened. Beautiful creek and rapids run through it. Many wear swimsuits and sit in the water. There are steps. There is also a botanical garden with local flora.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

It is a short drive to get to, even in rush hour. Site is beautiful and had a nice botanical garden. Iao needle was very impressive and it is amazing how worrier got on top of it to scout for enemies. There is also a heritage park near by, but probably needs more repairs.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Beautiful, but short walk at the Iao Valley State Monument. Hiking trails were closed when we visited in December 2014, but gorgeous view anyway. Definitely worth the trip!

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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We stayed in Lahaina town on the west side of Maui. The Iao Valley was not initially on my agenda when I read the guide books and searched online, as it did not seem to offer much compared with the other options. One day we needed something to do, and needed to get back to the hotel early in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We spent 40 min at this state park. Great place to learn a little about history and enjoy the view. I took few good pictures and then we visited Japaneses park on the way back and we spent 15 min there.

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Milwaukee, WI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

The Needle is in a beautiful state park. Viewing is easily accessed by foot or wheelchair. There are also hiking trails, but these were closed while we were there, which was disappointing. There is also a little trail around some gardens that are being kept up by volunteers, which have only indigenous or polynesian-introduced plantlife. Like many state parks on... More 

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Orangeville, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

It is a definite see while in Maui. It is a short stop (1 hour) or long depending how many pictures you want to take. You can also just spend the day reading like one couple was doing. It has some very interesting history and the valley it is set in is beautiful. Even just doing the drive up is... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We got the idea to go here by reading the tourist magazines, we didn't really know much about it .... we were so glad we went. As you approach the park, you drive through the lush vegation. It's a cool relief from the heat on the West Coast. Once you get to the Iao Valley, it's quite hot -so don't... More 

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Southern Pines, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

this makes for an excellent short trip. It was an easy drive from where our cruise ship was docked. There is a short trail to walk along the river and a small garden area. I wouldn't want to drive hours and hours to get there because they're just not that much to see but it was very nice beautiful and... More 

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