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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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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 better the trails.
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
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 route of an appropriate length and botany. Parking is limited, so not sure if it would accommodate a full sized bus, but vans would be fine. Cost is contributions only, so you could likely negotiate a reasonable per-student rate, e.g., $5-10 per person.