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Lyon Arboretum

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Address: 3860 Manoa Rd, University of Hawaii-Manoa, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96822-1198
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+1 808-988-0456
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8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Part of the University of Hawaii, the Lyon Arboretum offers 194 acres and a...

Part of the University of Hawaii, the Lyon Arboretum offers 194 acres and a research facility.

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Amazing place

We stopped here before walking around the corner to Manoa Falls. This place was fantastic. Great hiking trails, nice waterfall at the back of the property (which no one was... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Villa Park, Illinois
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Villa Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stopped here before walking around the corner to Manoa Falls. This place was fantastic. Great hiking trails, nice waterfall at the back of the property (which no one was there unlike Manoa) and all kinds of birds. I believe the birds we saw were wild cockatoos, 9 of them. They were interested in us and followed us along the... More 

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Greater Grand Rapids, MI
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tours cancelled for today due to rain. Not wheelchair friendly. We got there today & were told, "sorry no tour." Would be great if they had a daily update on their website so you don't waste time & $ getting here only to find out they aren't doing tours.

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you enjoy lush tropical forest filled with flora and fauna this place is for you. Lots of fun and easy trails--good for kids, too!

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed our visit to the arboretum, but know now that we should have taken a tour. I'd hoped to learn something about the plants, but couldn't on my own, there isn't enough signage. The trails are good with one major easy path and other trails that intersect with it. This is a good place to walk if you aren't... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

On several visits to Hawaii we have visited most of the botanical gardens and arboreta. We were charmed at Lyon by the intense presentation, well done for a small arboretum, and then discovered we had been investigating only one small portion of an extensive collection. We finally covered maybe 15-20% of the total, in a couple of hours, before heavy... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016

It was very pretty. Enjoyed the lush and quiet location. A true touch of paradise. Well worth the entry fee.

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West Jordan, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016

We stopped here after we hiked Manoa Falls. We wished we would have known it was adjacent because we would have spent hours in this beautiful place and the nice trails. This is a great place for older people to visit.

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Nanaimo, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

Wow! Came across this place by accident and it is truly a hidden gem! Tours are available M-F at 10 a.m.for $10 and well worth it. Also self-guided tours. We took the tour with Don and he was so knowledgeable and told us all about the plants, trees and the history of all of them, how they came to the... More 

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San Carlos, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

I visited this Park four years ago. It is lush and quiet and takes you away from the City altogether. Worth a trip up there...One can take The Bus and then it's just a short walk to the entrance.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

This arboretum is a part of the University of Hawaii. It's located in the mountains north of Honolulu near the UH and Manoa Falls hiking trail. It's a winding road, but all but the largest vehicles can get here. Near the site the two lane road had washed out so only one lane is open. Parking is limited so avoid... More 

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