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Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden

27-717 Old Mamalahoa Hwy, Papaikou, Island of Hawaii, HI 96781-7746
+1 808-964-5233
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No signs...no internet...lost

Ok 4 stars if you can find it. But the complete lack of signs and internet made this an hour plus... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nick P
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On must do list in Hawaii

Allow yourself several hours to do this. I would suggest not starting later than 2:00pm. This is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
1963JohnC1963
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Penfield, New York
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The Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden is a 501(c)(3) Scientific and Educational non-profit, whose mission is to serve as a nature preserve and sanctuary, a living seed bank, and a study center for trees and plants of the tropical world. The Garden is dedicated to the collection and display of the world's tropical plants,and to the education of both children and adults about the plight of the world's rainforests. At a time when rainforest plants are disappearing at an alarming rate, the Garden is working to preserve as many species as possible for the benefit of future generations.
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  • Very good12%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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27-717 Old Mamalahoa Hwy, Papaikou, Island of Hawaii, HI 96781-7746
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ok 4 stars if you can find it. But the complete lack of signs and internet made this an hour plus of getting lost. Really. Not 1 sign. Not 1 sign...so for that..you get 1 star.More

Thank Nick P
Hawaii_Trop, Manager at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

So sorry you were unable to find us. If we were allowed to have a sign along the highway we would but we are prohibited from doing so. A simple search with google and google maps would have brought you to us with little difficulty....More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Allow yourself several hours to do this. I would suggest not starting later than 2:00pm. This is what we had in our minds of what Hawaii is. We are in our 70's and made the leisurely walk down the trail to ocean coast with no...More

Thank 1963JohnC1963
Hawaii_Trop, Manager at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit. Aloha!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Some amazing plants that you will not see elsewhere on the island. The pathway to the garden is steep, however, they have shuttles if it is too steep for you to walk. Also, bring bug spray - the bugs are thick in some parts of...More

Thank dmlin
Hawaii_Trop, Manager at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you! Aloha!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a lovely hike in beautiful flowers. The cost was reasonable and it is self paced, so you can at your own speed. Take a wind breaker it rain a lot. It is light and warm, so don't let that stop you.

Thank TerryR515
Hawaii_Trop, Manager at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much! Aloha!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didn't actually walk into the Gardens. We took a walk near the Gardens that took us to the base of where ocean meets shore. This was a great place for "feeling" the power of the ocean and taking pictures.

Thank javier g
Hawaii_Trop, Manager at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks! We hope that next time you will visit for real. Aloha!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These gardens are full of exactly what you would expect to see in a tropical paradise like Hawaii. We stayed in the dry, lava rock filled western side of the island, so taking a day trip over to the greener eastern side was refreshing. Our...More

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Hawaii_Trop, Manager at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the great review! Aloha!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is PHENOMENAL! Lush, tropical, expertly maintained without feeling contrived. Great walking paths and golf cart assistance for those who have trouble walking down/up the short, steep-ish path down the canyon. (The very elderly or those who usually use mobility assistance might want to pay...More

Thank GypsyBlood T
Hawaii_Trop, Manager at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a terrific review! Aloha!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are so glad a trip to these gardens was recommended. Even the kids enjoyed the walk through lush vegetation, past a waterfall and down to the ocean. There is a huge range of plants from all over the world. One of the kids said...More

1  Thank Ian M
Hawaii_Trop, Manager at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Wow! Thanks for the great review. We hope that you will visit again. :)

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whether you are a lover of plants or not, this garden is well worth visiting. Well maintained paths lead you through beautiful and fragrant foliage and flowers. The beginning of the path when you enter the garden was wooden and a little steep. Your legs...More

Thank Pam V
Hawaii_Trop, Manager at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for visiting and your review! We hope you visit again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautifully cared for tropical garden outside the city of Hilo. The price is steep per guest but worth it. We have visited twice and both times were fantastic. If you are staying on the western side of the island, the rain forest terrain is a...More

Thank Mhbirnbaum
Hawaii_Trop, Manager at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for visiting and taking the time to write a review. We hope to see you again.

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Batabling
May 1, 2017|
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Response from 505badgolfer | Reviewed this property |
I was using a google fi phone (which searches for the strongest signal among several carriers) and had no connection problems on the Hilo side of the Big Island.
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tlhw11
April 20, 2017|
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Response from Kent C | Reviewed this property |
We enjoyed the drive there. If you aren't already aware of the Kapoho tidal pools south of Hilo, you really need to check them out. Get a mask and snorkel and go for it!
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Dayna C
April 10, 2017|
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Response from pcokfarm | Reviewed this property |
There was a nice packed turkey wrapped sandwich on the horseback tour to the water fall. Nothing fancy, but nice. They check with our needs before the tour. I don't recall food with the garden, but we found a great little... More
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