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Waimea Valley

Address: 59-864 Kamehameha Highway, Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712
Phone Number: (808) 638-7766
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Ranked #5 of 13 Attractions in Haleiwa
Type: Gardens, Valleys, Waterfalls, Nature & Parks
Activities: Birdwatching
Owner description: A waterfall park offering native Hawaiian history and culture.
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Type: Gardens, Valleys, Waterfalls, Nature & Parks
Activities: Birdwatching
Owner description: A waterfall park offering native Hawaiian history and culture.
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Houston
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

On our way to the North Shore we passed by Waimea Valley a few times unaware of the wonderful scenery it was to provide us. I am a nature lover, meanwhile my significant other not so much. I was adamant on going to see what they had to offer and was my guy happy we did so as well. It's... More 

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

We loved the walk up to the falls and the beautiful gardens along the way, but liked the off trails much more than the paved walkway up to the falls. A little disappointed in the actual falls, was expecting it to be much larger and taller.

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Minnesota
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186 reviews 186 reviews
22 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We spent the better part of an afternoon walking through the gardens. We bought the audio tour which always enhances a visit. The botanical gardens were a delight and the cultural experience was insightful. The waterfalls are nice but it is the gardens and the history that make it worthwhile. There is also a nice restaurant on the premise.

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Syracuse, New York, United States
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71 reviews 71 reviews
30 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The Waimea Valley is located across the street from Waimea Beach Park. It's a park, botanical garden and cultural center. Admission is $16 for adults, $12 for seniors and students, and $8 for kids. Parking is free. The park consists of over 1800 acres that have been considered sacred to Hawaiians for centuries! You'll find over 5,000 tropical plants and... More 

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Upper Marlboro, Maryland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We saw the sign for Waimea Valley on our way to North Shore and decided to stop on our way back. I'm really glad we did... and I'm glad we decided to pay the fee to walk through the garden. There was a fair amount of parking but this place gets a lot of visitors and parking goes quickly. We... More 

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Wisconsin
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109 reviews 109 reviews
30 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

If you are sightseeing on Oahu's North shore, this is a must stop on your trip. Beautiful gardens and a great hike up the hill to see the falls at the end of the trail. They also have a restaurant and a gift shop so one can get some local gifts. The trail up the hill to the waterfall is... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

This is very nice place for a walk especially in very sunny day. This valley offers a lot of shade as well as plenty of wonderful plants and flowers. I would recommend to go aside of the main road and explore narrower and much less crowded parts of the garden. However come early as the parking lot has a limited... More 

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Newport Beach, CA
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132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Every time we visit Oahu, Waimea Valley is on our list of must-see places while we are on vacation. It is absolutely lovely and so serene. This trip, they even had a snack shack that sold shave ice once you got close the the end of the trail and waterfall, which was a nice treat on a hot day. I... More 

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Dumont, New Jersey
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I suspect after visiting the Allerton, McBryde and Limahuli botanical gardens on Kaua'i we should have suspected we could be underwhelmed by Waimea Valley. It's a large and beautiful valley with a plethora of plants, flowers and tree selections to learn about. You can easily spend a full day just hiking and learning about the species growing in the valley.... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 via mobile

this was my first visit visit to Waimea valley, we all enjoyed the walk to the falls. The vegetation is very lush, and lovely. Interesting plants and shrubs along the way. The falls are quite breathtaking, you can opt to swim in the water if you wish! Very nice gift shop!

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