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“worth a quick visit if you have nothing else to do”

Iao Valley State Monument
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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.
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“worth a quick visit if you have nothing else to do”
Reviewed June 12, 2013

OK, you have seen the picture of the "needle" so do you really need to come visit in person? Not really, there is nothing else here, the walking trail takes about 5 minutes to go around, and you can't go off to explore. The needle is usually in the clouds anyway so you may not see it after all.

Visited June 2013
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“Great adventure close to Kahului....Quick Trip”
Reviewed June 12, 2013

Super close to town but a world away. Only $5 bucks to park.... great location to walk around and enjoy beautiful Maui.

Visited June 2013
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“20 minutes from airport but a world away. Must go!”
Reviewed June 12, 2013

For those with little time to spare or limited mobility this is the spot to go and still feel like you have seen a bit of heaven. The trail is paved and you can choose to go up and climb the stairs or just walk around and enjoy the gardens. 3/4 mile round trip if that. Okay to venture on the main area with wheel chair and let others in your group check out the other sites... would only take 5-10 minutes or so.

You can see it all in 30 minutes or spend your time and enjoy a picnic lunch. Don't forget the camera.

Visited June 2013
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Everett, Washington
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“Beautiful, interesting, a good quick outing”
Reviewed June 11, 2013 via mobile

My husband really wanted to go here, and I didn't, bc our vacation was almost over and I wanted to spend a bit more time on the beach :) I went along with it, though, bc he had gone to do an outing with me that he hadn't been too excited about :) any way, I was not disappointed. It is beautiful there, and it actually didn't take up a large part of our day to get there. Not recommended for ppl with disabilities or not good with stairs, although you can see the "needle" without any problem. But to walk through the park, it has many stairs that go up steeply and down. There is a fresh water stream that gets deep enough to swim in and it's accessible from those stairs. I would have liked to have gone swimming there if we had been prepared, although it was a bit chilly that day at that elevation, as it was a cloudy day. It is a historical site, so there is information about the kings and their men using this area to hide out in during battle. It was hard to picture that! In summary, it's a beautiful place to visit and interesting if you like the history of Hawaii. I would definitely take a morning or afternoon to visit.

Visited June 2013
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“Great visit”
Reviewed June 8, 2013 via mobile

This was one of our first outings in maui. Well worth the 5 dollars, but may try getting there early, parking is limited. One of my teens favorite places on maui. Just gorgeous. And dont miss the cultural gardens further down the road on the way out. Free and a lovely place for pics.

Visited June 2013
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