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Lyon Arboretum

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Reviewed July 1, 2019

The Lyon Arboretum is well worth a visit, we were not up to the Manoa Falls hike so visiting the Arboretum was a good alternative, we didn't manage to get up to the falls as the rain really started and we were worried about the...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank Janey1O1
Reviewed June 11, 2019

We hiked Manoa Falls and decided to explore the Arboretum after that. First, the parking area is under construction, so we had to park by the Treetop Restaurant. The park map handout was difficult to follow and the construction made it difficult to find the...More

Date of experience: June 2019
3  Thank JupiterFLMom
Reviewed June 6, 2019

I was astounded by how amazingly fragrant the Lyon Arboretum was, and it's a great addition to the Moana Falls hike. It's easy to navigate and the visitor centre has refreshments and additional tips if you need them.

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank QuasiChrystal
Reviewed June 4, 2019

We enjoyed our hike through the arboretum, but the girl at the visitors center told us to walk all the way to the waterfall (which we did) only to find NO WATER in the waterfall. We might have walked all the way to the end...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed June 1, 2019

If your a tropical plant nut like myself this is well worth a visit, it's so lush with vegetation. Take good walking shoes and a rain jacket.

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank 50sunset
Reviewed May 20, 2019

This place is a short drive from downtown and brings you deep into the flora that Hawai’i is famous for. Very well laid out hiking trails and beautiful scenery all around you. Great for a short trip.

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank arkin1234
Reviewed May 10, 2019

This place is absolutely beautiful. So many different types of trees and plants. Not a lot of them labelled (or maybe we just couldn't find the labels) but it was still super cool to walk through. The beginning part was paved, and the gentleman at...More

Date of experience: April 2019
3  Thank annie1n
Reviewed May 8, 2019

This is a gorgeous garden run in conjunction with the university of Hawaii, it's up a scenic valley with some eye catching homes, and there are so many wonderful and amazing plants. They generally aren't labelled which can be frustrating and the paths can be...More

Date of experience: May 2019
3  Thank KaPai45
Reviewed May 7, 2019

The scenery and atmosphere as you walk around the Arboretum make the experience special. If you have some time and are in Mānoa, definitely stop by.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Cheryl B
Reviewed April 24, 2019

the Lyon Arboretum is a hidden gem! It is free but they ask for a $5 per person donation which is a bargain and helps maintain the padk. You can spend an hour or a whole day depending on how much you enjoy tropical plants...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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February 21, 2019|
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Response from kumtux | Reviewed this property |
You can walk as far as you want, with unimproved trails. Near the stream the trail and rocks are mossy and slick. I planted myself on my butt stepping across rocks near the falls. The closer to the center, the wider and... More
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Jeannie P
February 21, 2019|
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This is a quite large arboretum in which you could misplace some children unless you organize the visit as a guided walk with the group in tow, fore and aft. I would suggest visiting ahead of the field trip to map out a... More
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Response from HeavyEd | Reviewed this property |
In May. there are sections in which you need spray, we had to return back to get spray.
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