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Rainbow Falls

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

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Interesting little stop in Hilo

This is one of the main tourist attractions in Hilo. No hiking, just a viewpoint. You can make this a 10 min stop. One cannot always see rainbow. The waterfall looks better from... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is one of the main tourist attractions in Hilo. No hiking, just a viewpoint. You can make this a 10 min stop. One cannot always see rainbow. The waterfall looks better from helicopter actually :)

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Parking close by, no charge, enjoyed the trees as well as the falls. Trees are magnificent, immense.

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Thank Ron L
Richmond, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Yes, there is a rainbow. The falls are smack up against a hospital and other large-scale development, but there is a narrow scenic area around the falls.

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Gosford, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great to see these falls, pretty, although touristy. Did a tour and the falls were incorporated in the sights

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Anchorage, Alaska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Rainbow Falls is nice. It is a quick easy walk to viewing. If you want a little more exercise, go up the stairs to get a closer view to the top. The stairs are quite easy too. The best part at the top is the banyan forest. So cool. If you have trouble with stairs, it can be seen from... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There is indeed a rainbow - at least when we went. Very easy to get to, there are three vantage points to see the falls - the rainbow is usually visible at one of the three depending on the time of day.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was a last stop before heading to the airport in Hilo. It's fairly easy to find. It's free. Takes about 10 minutes. Please, please do NOT go past the barriers and climb out onto the lava rock. I saw so many people and children balancing on wet, slippery lava rock. People have been killed by falling off the cliff.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Rainbow falls is easy to get to and free parking. Add it to your visit of Hilo. Come early and you may see a rainbow. We didn't see a good one the day we were there.

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Thank Lester T
Munster, Indiana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Unfortunately, we were there on a rainy day with a dark sky and the waterfall was just average. We view the waterfall from the bottom and climbed to the top. The walk is easy.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Such a nice waterfall when the flow is right and it was when we were there) and so close to the road. great parking and so accessible,

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