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Kepaniwai Park & Heritage Gardens

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“iao valley”(19 reviews)
Iao Valley State Monument, Maui, will remain closed indefinitely due to extensive damage from heavy rain and flooding the night of September 13 and early morning on September 14, 2016.
870 Iao Valley Rd, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793
+1 808-270-7232
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These beautiful little gardens showcase important contributions of the diverse immigrant groups that have made up Maui's history. The gardens appear to be maintained by ethnic associations and include beautiful statuary and plantings. Wish we'd had more time here.

Thank Sheryl R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We brought a picnic lunch and stopped here after our hike at Iao Valley. After lunch, we explored the trails and found natural streams where we all jumped in for a refreshing swim. The water was fresh and clear and no one wanted to get...More

Thank Amy B
Reviewed July 9, 2018

The Iao Valley is absolutely gorgeous. It's geography is like none other encountered in the US. The Heritage Park is fascinating. The various buildings on the grounds represent the variety of cultures that have lived on and influenced Maui. Great historical perspective.

1  Thank Carrie M
Reviewed June 10, 2018 via mobile

Came here on our way to the airport. So glad we stopped here! Beautiful gardens nestled in the Iao valley with luah , green mountain background. Loved learning about when different groups immigrated to Hawaii. We had great weather, a nice cool breeze filled the...More

1  Thank Sharon S
Reviewed May 11, 2018

This park is located just a short distance from Iao Valley State Monument. There are picnic cabanas located throughout the park and restroom facilities. In the heritage portion, there are memorials for Portuguese, Korea, China, Japan, Philippines, Puerto Rico and Hawaiian heritage. There is also...More

Thank SoCalOregonian
Reviewed April 30, 2018

This is a scenic and (usually) peaceful park. It's the turnoff to the left, just before the Iao Valley State Monument. It's got lots of picnic areas, pavilions and it's free. Also, there are unique diverse, cultural attractions to see along an easy walking path.There's...More

Thank ladydi50CA
Reviewed March 23, 2018

Quiet and peaceful park near Iao Needle. Free admission, great for picnics, beautiful plants, you can barbecue, nice stream and a small temple.

1  Thank Eric N
Reviewed February 6, 2018

Despite current construction and areas restricted due to recent weather damage we found lots to enjoy. The river is immediately nearby and was low during our visit. Because of this we were able to reach the trail despite the pipe bridge being closed. Use extreme...More

Thank Bonnie H
Reviewed January 26, 2018

Very cool stop, especially for those wanting a deeper understanding of the uniqueness and diversity of Hawaii. The park itself is beautiful. On a hot muggy day at the seashore, a visit here would provide a cool refreshing break. Cute little non-touristy town with shops...More

Thank dawn5432
Reviewed December 31, 2017

This place was really neat with multiple nationalities represented. They say don't go on the weekend if you want to avoid crowds, it gets very busy...but it's suppose to be a whole lot of fun.

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Wanda D
November 4, 2017|
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Response from Mari Anne H | Reviewed this property |
the Iao Valley closed but not the gardens.
April 23, 2017|
Response from mauimann | Reviewed this property |
It's open