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“Another great little surprise” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Kepaniwai Park & Heritage Gardens

Kepaniwai Park & Heritage Gardens
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Mauka to Makai Eco Adventure Tour In Maui
Ranked #19 of 46 things to do in Wailuku
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Owner description: 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.
Kensington, Maryland
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227 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
“Another great little surprise”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2012

This park is a little odd. I didn't know what to expect at first. There are a number of monuments to various people who've settled in Hawaii. It was a little odd to see the Puerto Rico Monument next to a Japanese stone garden. But, then I saw the Peace Pole and realized it was basically a Peace Park. Lots of great monuments to commemorate the various ethnicities that make up Hawaii. There is also stream access here to the same stream that comes down from Iao Valley. Worth a 30 minutes top after seeing Iao Valley State Park.

Visited October 2012
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English first
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72 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Loved it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2012

This is a free attraction, and a wonderful picnic spot. The Gardens is a series of memorials dedicated to the various peoples that migrated to Maui, mostly to work in the sugar cane fields. Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese - all are represented. The gardens are very beautiful. I spent a couple of hours here enjoying the serenity and the beauty. Well worth a special trip to see.

Visited January 2012
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Nashville, TN
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“Good Spot for a Picnic Lunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2012

After spending the morning at Iao Needle State Monument, we drove down the mountain and stopped at Kepaniwai Heritage Gardens. The park has several different garden areas for various Asian cultures -- a reminder of the diversity of people who have immigrated to the islands over hundreds of years. We enjoyed strolling through each garden. A covered picnic pavillion was a nice surprise for our lunch.

Visited April 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Beautiful but rundown”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2012

Another landmark taken for granted. The aina is going downhill,No pun intended! Each garden is beautifully culturally depicted but the park is so trashed and that is a shame! Visitors and locals alike so do their part in respecting the aina. There is no excuse!

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Shelley ID
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“Loved the gardens”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2012

We love going to see the flora and fauna of exotic places - there are many around Maui to see, and they all have something different. One place even had an allspice tree! That was something we had never seen before.

Visited April 2012
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