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Waimea Valley

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Address: 59-864 Kamehameha Highway, Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712
Phone Number: (808) 638-7766
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Activities: Birdwatching
Description: A waterfall park offering native Hawaiian history and culture.
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Unexpected Gem

We were not expecting such beautiful botanical gardens! The falls were wonderful with the exception of swimmers in front of it much of the time. Patience will Get a natural... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Lake Mills
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Lake Mills
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

We were not expecting such beautiful botanical gardens! The falls were wonderful with the exception of swimmers in front of it much of the time. Patience will Get a natural swimmer free photo.

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Denver, Colorado
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93 reviews 93 reviews
14 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Family of 7 not only visited once but twice. First day most everything was closing & didn't have a chance to really experience so decided to come back next day & so glad we did. Plenty of beautiful plants/birds/waterfall. I would recommend getting the radio information handset, you'll learn a lot & places to go & see others won't. Also,... More 

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Moncton, Canada
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79 reviews 79 reviews
20 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

This was a nice walk... we really enjoyed it and would recommend We walked between 11:30 and 1:30pm. I recommend going in the morning as it was really hot. My daughter was invited to make a leaf bracelet along the way, which she really liked doing. The huge variety of trees and flowers were beautiful! We didn't swim at the... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
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48 reviews 48 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Nice hike through native and introduced plants typical to Hawaii today with good signage to explain what you're looking at. Nice falls and swimming in the pool below falls at top of valley.

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Monterey, California
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73 reviews 73 reviews
9 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We decided to check this out on Saturday and we were so very glad we did. We walked around, enjoying the peace and quiet of the Waimea Valley. We checked out the waterfall and though we didn't swim, there were plenty of others doing so. If you are looking for a nice, peaceful walk through trees and gardens, this is... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

It's a beautiful walk in the forest. While we absolutely love the beaches of Oahu, once in a while it is nice to find a different beat, smell. The Waimea Falls themselves are nothing to write about - controlled access and limited water flow at this time of year. WE did not go into the falls. But we enjoyed walking... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 via mobile

Passing through the ticket booth (and paying the admittedly steep $16.00/per admission), my husband commented on the absence sounds other than birdsong. Having spent nearly a week in a beach front cottage - with the ever present crash of surf - it was striking to not hear it. As we ventured deeper into the valley, we discovered a traditional settlement,... More 

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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76 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This is a very well cared for botanical garden with wide, smooth paths for easy access. The plants come from all over the globe and they have labeled most all. There is a small waterfall at the end of the path with a changing building for those wishing to swim. They have some cultural displays built into the park.

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San Clemente, California
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9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The valley has become a commercially-run attraction. I'm told it used to be just a walk in the woods, so-to-speak. That said, the botanical gardens are just beautiful, and it is a nice stroll to the waterfall. The waterfall is not that impressive, but it is a nice break from the walk to it. They have lifeguards who hand out... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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57 reviews 57 reviews
18 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our walk to the waterfall. There are many, many varieties of trees, plants, etc. Everything is clearly marked. Everything is extremely well maintained. Partway along the route were two women who demonstrated local instruments, how they are made and played. Well worth a visit.

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