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Senator Fong's Plantation and Gardens

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Address: 47-285 Pulama Road, Kaneohe, Oahu, HI 96744
Phone Number: 808-239-6755
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This garden has five main areas on a 725 acre property.

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The beauty of Sen. Fong's Plantation

There's a of history and beauty on this vast property that was owned by the late Hawaii Senator Hiram Fong.The Senator named various valleys and plateaus for the US presidents who... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 3, 2015
Edgartown, Massachusetts
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Edgartown, Massachusetts
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83 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

There's a of history and beauty on this vast property that was owned by the late Hawaii Senator Hiram Fong.The Senator named various valleys and plateaus for the US presidents who were in office during his Senate terms. This is an especially nice place for people interested in botany. Our knowledgeable guide explained the plant life and fruit trees that... More 

1 Thank 1101Traveler
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20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Great choice for a get together! Plenty of covered seating area and nice grassy area for kids to play. Lots of free parking.

1 Thank HawaiiMermaid
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013 via mobile

The other reviews are right, this place is past it's prime as a tourist attraction, but that's mainly because the family makes money off the things they grow rather than depend on tourism. It's still a nice walk in the jungle with a lot of different varieties of fruits and flowers, depending on what's in season. The best time to... More 

5 Thank Jeff G
Nashville, Tennessee
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120 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

we like to photograph flowers so stopped to visit the gardens. Seemed deserted. We were the only visitors. Took a few minutes to find someone to take our $$, but then we got a private guided tour. Not a lot of flowers, but good descriptions of many plants by an enthusiastic guide. Spent two hours and it was pleasant, but... More 

1 Thank Wotsmith
Mesa, Arizona
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10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

We very much enjoyed the garden, and the view of the ocean from one area of the garden. We learned much about different trees. For the first time in our lives we saw coco (chocolate) tree, macadamian nuts trees, and several other trees.

2 Thank jkwill720
Honolulu, Hawaii
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

Low key, nice walk, some up hill, which if your healthy shouldn't be a problem. Sneakers are a better option just for comfort. Spray down with bug spray which they provide before your walk. Bring a little shopping bad to collect fruit samples which they allowed as an example to each group. Do not expect massive "flowers" here, there are... More 

1 Thank Beth K
Culver City, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

The plantation and gardens guided nature walk is now given in an eco-tour style with emphasis on touching and smelling the bushes, nuts, fruits, trees and flowers along the way. Our tour guide, Joan, was very knowledgeable, showing our small group of four the flora, their names, medicinal purposes, and interesting facts. For example, the Traveler’s Tree stems' casings hold... More 

1 Thank catnewman
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2010

Several guidebooks described these grounds in a positive way. Too bad Senator Fong is no longer around. For $14.50 per adult the guided tour was very haphazard and the grounds are in desperate need of many more hands to care for them. I would not recommend this attraction.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2009

I went to Senator Fong's Plantation and Gardens expecting to be able to tour garden by myself, but they only have guided tours at certain times of the day. We had already missed the first tour of the day and did not feel like waiting for the other (So make sure you arrive at the correct time for a tour)... More 

2 Thank MiMi0890
Boston, Massachusetts
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87 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2008

I'm so glad I decided to stop here, as I had a wonderful private tour. It is located in Kaneohe with the Ko'olau Mountains in the background. They conduct walking tours twice per day. I arrived in time for the 10:30am tour and I was the only person. I was given a choice-- we could do the traditional 1 mile... More 

7 Thank Miramar

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