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“Nice activity if you have time”
Review of Waimea Canyon

Waimea Canyon
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Kauai: Waimea Canyon Tour
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Owner description: "The Grand Canyon of the Pacific," Waimea Canyon is 10 miles long and 3,600 feet deep.
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“Nice activity if you have time”
Reviewed March 8, 2013

Good if you have two weeks of time and/or tired of other activities.My wife enjoys this type of things, I prefer spend time on beach, do snorkeling or board, play with kids or drink beer for the sake of tropical vacation in my 30s.
This is our 3d time on Hawaii and every time we went to do some big sightseeing, like crater on Maui and volcanic lava on big island. This one was the least fun. The driving took good half day for both ways from Wailua, local speed limits are nonsense, it was fun to watch other cars in batch pulled by authority standing on shoulder for group speeding tickets. Never saw such [--] anywhere else, guess it is part of the deal to keep road construction going, stopped for 30 miles or more in 25 miles zone, well same happened to us last visit.
So the canyon is not even remotely close to the grand one, it is beautiful in colors though. Everyone I saw there, spent no more time than we did!!! So if you want to drive for a 10 minute view it is up to you, just do not forget to pick some clothing as it is chilly up there. On our way back, older sun got car sick. To me, Kaui has much more to see and the canyon shouldn't be on top really. Probably good for older faulks, not advised for smaller kids!!

Visited March 2013
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Springfield, Missouri
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Reviewed March 7, 2013

Kind of a high drive that you wouldn't expect on the island. The canyon will knock your socks off. From on top if you didn't know better you would swear you were in arizona looking at the real one

Visited April 2012
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Northampton, Massachusetts
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“Breathtaking Views!”
Reviewed March 6, 2013

It's a bit of a drive if you're staying on the North Shore, as you have to go around the island then up into the Waimea Canyon. We stopped at several viewpoints along the way. It's really spectacular on a partly cloudy day, because of the added shadows and light. It does look a lot like parts of the Grand Canyon. See the panoramic shot. Plenty of places to stop and picnic along the way. Just pack sandwiches and food. Some of the rest stops have small food stands, but limited choices.

Visited March 2013
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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“It's huge”
Reviewed March 6, 2013

The red colors against the green jungle is amazing. The fog that climbs up the sides of the canyon. The waterfalls on the sides. The size, it's huge. The smell of this tropical place. It's all fantastic. Quite touristic at points though. The walks are quite nice.

Visited April 2012
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Chicago, Illinois
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“What? There's a giant canyon on this island?”
Reviewed March 6, 2013

If you're heading all the way up the road to the top, you'd be a moron not to stop here - even for five minutes. Vistas rival anything on the mainland. Truly a head-spinner. Usually windy up there so grab a sweater before running up the stairs so you can enjoy the view for a bit.

Visited February 2013
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