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Address: Waianuenue Avenue, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
Phone Number: 8089619540
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Waterfalls located on the big island of Hawaii.

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It was a nice start to our trip to see the wonders of nature. Not require a lot of time as it is easy to walk to from parking lot and very short walk to see from above as well.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Florida
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64 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very pretty falls and only a few steps from the parking lot. Not a lot to see here besides a nice waterfall. Good thing is no hiking.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It was a nice start to our trip to see the wonders of nature. Not require a lot of time as it is easy to walk to from parking lot and very short walk to see from above as well.

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Gatineau, Québec
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very nice falls, but more information about the best times to see the rainbow should be provided on the information panels installed in the park. We tried to see it at three different times, but no success. Still a pretty place to stop for a few minutes.

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Rainbow Falls is called this because in the morning if the sun is right you will see the rainbow reflection. Location is easy to get to as it's just below the Hilo Hospital. It's also easy to get to. From the parking lot it's a very short walk to the lookout. If someone had difficulty walking they can pretty much... More 

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Orange County California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We traveled here because it's on every list of things to see on the big island. The waterfall is easy to get to as it's right next to a parking lot. The viewing area is large and if you're feeling adventurous, you can hike up around the back of the falls to the river and pools. We were in and... More 

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Spring/Houston, TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

we first came here 12 years ago, but this time we were highly disappointed with the grounds. The foliage had grown up so much, that really good viewing was limited. The wheelchair accessible ramp viewing area was too overgrown that anyone in a wheelchair would not have been able to enjoy the view either.

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Greenleaf, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The falls is a very short easy walk from the parking lot. It was the least impressive falls we saw on the island. There is a slightly more challenging trail to the top of the falls.

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Montgomery, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I visited this as part of a cruise ship excursion. Its a smallish water fall in a very scenic area, but nothing special for Hawaii.

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Guelph, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Quite interesting story associated with them. Smaller than I expected. The walk to the top was quite good.

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

No rainbow when we visited. The waterfall is really small! It's easy access because you just park your car in the small lot and walk right up and see the water fall. You can then choose to walk to the top on the far left to be above the falls to get a view, but there's not much else up... More 

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