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“Stunning views & plant life” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Lyon Arboretum

Lyon Arboretum
3860 Manoa Rd., University of Hawaii-Manoa, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96822
(808) 988-0456
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Ranked #31 of 260 things to do in Honolulu
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Owner description: Part of the University of Hawaii, the Lyon Arboretum offers 194 acres and a research facility.
Evergreen Park, Illinois
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“Stunning views & plant life”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Great shaded trail, with amazing views & unusual flora. You could spend a few days just on the trail. See if you can get a better trail map than the free one as it is not always easy to tell where you are in the map. Map has some marker posts from trail. Marker posts are usually by a plant sign so I'm guessing there is a more detailed publication available.

IF YOU LOVE PLANTS, TREES, TRAILS THIS PLACE WILL BLOW YOU AWAY

Take road all the way to the top parking lot by the guest services for more info. $5 donation recommended but is worth much more

Visited July 2014
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“If you would like to feel as if you are walking through Jurassic Park, this is the place....”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This place is relatively close to Waikiki and a world away in terms of its topography. You are in the rain forest and it is lush, green and tropical. This is a property where you have to do the exploring; it is not as formal as a botanical garden and you have to wander to explore the nooks and crannies; be prepared for it to be wet and a little muddy. Enjoy the sounds of the birds, the towering plants and trees and all the amazing flowers in bloom.

Visited July 2014
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“Paradise just a few minutes drive from Waikiki”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

When you've had enough of the traffic & congestion of Honolulu/Waikiki drive up Manoa Valley to see what a rainforest looks & feels like. Expect some rain but they do have umbrellas to borrow & bug repellant if it's mosquito time. It's a beautiful place & for a $5.00 donation you could easily spend an entire leisurely day strolling through the different areas. Cockatoos make their presence known by their loud calls & can be seen flying from tree to tree.

Visited June 2014
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Logan, Utah, Usa
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“An Unbelievable collection of trees and plants”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

From around the world of tropical climes these plants and trees have been collected and planted in the deep tropical forrest of Manoa. After 50-100 years the have matured and thrived. They are beautiiful and educate you about tropical horticulture.

Visited June 2013
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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“Beautful Garden and wonderful water fall”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

The gardens were fantastic, so many beautiful flowers and plants. The hike to the fall was well worth the view. It is a short hike so make sure to bring water

Visited May 2014
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