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“Nice stop to eat up time” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Iao Valley State Monument

Iao Valley State Monument
End of Iao Valley Road, Highway 32, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793
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Haleakala, Iao Valley and Central Maui Day Tour
Ranked #2 of 11 Attractions in Wailuku
Type: Monuments/ Statues, State Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Picnicking
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Bay Area
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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“Nice stop to eat up time”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

We made a stop here thinking we'd actually be hiking. Instead, we went up some stairs and were closer to the needle. It's cool to see but if it's completely out of your way I'd skip it. There are a couple other walkways that will take you through the gardens but it's nothing spectacular in my opinion. We were in the area so it worked out, otherwise, I wouldn't drive out just to see it.

Visited January 2013
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“Spectacular”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

Pick an early morning after rain. Fewer people, mists in the cliffs, beautiful light. $5 parking fee is worth it.

Visited January 2013
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“Rain Forest, a Needle and Small Waterfalls”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

Definately worth the $5.00 admission as a short side-trip from beach areas. Short walk to needle and along stream. Make sure to have rain gear handy. Great example of the diversity of Maui.

Visited January 2013
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“Great stop”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013 via mobile

This was a great find. We went later in the day. The hike to the point where you can see the Iao Needle was not long and was a beautiful sight. The walk through the park was great lots of beauty to enjoy.

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“Nice, natural Hawaii”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

Spectacular Needle back in the valley. Beautiful. Very humid back in there both times we were there. Very tropical. Very nice. Not a difficult walk.

Visited February 2012
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