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Lyon Arboretum

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Address: 3860 Manoa Rd., University of Hawaii-Manoa, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96822
Phone Number: (808) 988-0456
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Description: Part of the University of Hawaii, the Lyon Arboretum offers 194 acres and...
Part of the University of Hawaii, the Lyon Arboretum offers 194 acres and a research facility.
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Hawaiian Beauty at its Best

The flowers, shrubs, trees and scenic vistas were all outstanding! Recommend putting on bug spray--particularly if you intend to sit or stop very long in the innermost areas... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
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San Antonio, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

The flowers, shrubs, trees and scenic vistas were all outstanding! Recommend putting on bug spray--particularly if you intend to sit or stop very long in the innermost areas. Thisn is a beautiful way to spend a morning in Honolulu!

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New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

The gardens are extensive and beautifully maintained. Perhaps because of their size, they seemed to have a fairly small number of visitors and I enjoyed having a peaceful walk after the bustle of Waikiki Beach.

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Am I ever glad we visited the Lyon Arboretum after the Manoa Falls trail - what a beautiful place! We stopped in at the office of the Arboretum (all guests are asked to sign in - there is a washroom onsite, and you can also purchase bottled water) and although admission is free, a donation is sought, whatever amount you... More 

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chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

For the minimal entrance fee, the Lyon Arboretum is definitely worth a visit ... but be sure to use your bug spray. There's a lot to see here and you could easily spend hours walking the paths. Unfortunately for us, it was raining when we got there and it didn't let up. So we walked up maybe half of the... More 

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Courtenay
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I visited the Lyon Arboretum run by the University of Hawaii based on tripadvisor reviews, and was I impressed! I don't know why every tourist is not here - but I am glad that they were not, as in the 2 hours we spent walking in the grounds we only saw 20 people. Why shoule you go here? first, it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This is a must go...my wife wanted to take every flower and plant with her. The staff was amazing and quite kind. We shall vbisite again in the Fall.

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Maple Grove, MN
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We had a wonderful visit in 2013. We were really looking forward to our return in 2015. Checked the website to remember the directions and even downloaded the app. When we stopped in the office to make our donation and receive a map, we were informed that the majority of the grounds were closed for some sort of tree cutting/renovation... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

We took the #5 bus and got off at the last stop. We walked about a half mile to the arboretum which is run by the University of Hawaii. We enjoyed hiking around the 193 acres of mature trees. I called my 97-year-old cousin who lived here 50 years ago to see if he knew of this place. He did... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

This is a terrific hike for those who are somewhat fit, not for those with minor mobility problems. the climb is uphill most of the way, and can be slippery after a rain. The forest will surprise you with a splendid array of plants, flowers and trees. Very enjoyable!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

No place better to spend a slightly rainy day than a hike in a rain forest. First there was the hike to the falls, which took about 45 minutes. Then there is a labeled side trail we took near the falls. It ends at a spectacular overlook. The trees are beautiful, trail was great, but the hike is primarily uphill.... More 

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