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Senator Fong's Plantation and Gardens

47-285 Pulama Road, Kaneohe, Oahu, HI 96744
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Ranked #8 of 12 Attractions in Kaneohe
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Type: Gardens
Description: This garden has five main areas on a 725 acre property.
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English first
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

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

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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

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Nashville, Tennessee
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91 reviews 91 reviews
29 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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

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Mesa, Arizona
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
1 review
1 helpful vote 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

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Culver City, California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
30 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 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

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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
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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

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Boston, Massachusetts
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67 reviews 67 reviews
7 attraction reviews
132 helpful votes 132 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

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