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“Nature at its finest.”
Review of Lyon Arboretum

Lyon Arboretum
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$74.00*
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Ranked #37 of 341 things to do in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Part of the University of Hawaii, the Lyon Arboretum offers 194 acres and a research facility.
Reviewed August 22, 2013 via mobile

This is a beautiful out of the way attraction. One of the most beautiful rainforests I have ever visited. A $5 donation is requested per visitor. Absolutely worth it.

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"manoa falls"
in 60 reviews
"main trail"
in 18 reviews
"inspiration point"
in 15 reviews
"plants and trees"
in 11 reviews
"tropical rainforest"
in 9 reviews
"accept donations"
in 8 reviews
"small waterfall"
in 6 reviews
"wild cockatoos"
in 5 reviews
"plant life"
in 6 reviews
"beautiful flowers"
in 5 reviews
"flora and fauna"
in 7 reviews
"visitor center"
in 13 reviews
"winding road"
in 4 reviews
"a small gift shop"
in 4 reviews
"hiking trail"
in 4 reviews
"well worth the trip"
in 5 reviews
"walking shoes"
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Reviewed August 17, 2013

The arboretum doesn't seem to be on the tour lists hence it was nice and quiet here! If you like gardens then this is worth visiting. No official entry charge but they ask for a donation of $5 per person.

1  Thank LCBen
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Reviewed August 15, 2013

Pay attention to small details: so many wonderful plants. It could be done together with Manoa falls.

Thank AlexKiriatOno
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

It is large, uncrowded, has several trails, goes to a waterfall, consists of native tropical forest, with lots of flower and shrub replantings. Once an aviary was below and lots of parrots, cockatoos, etc. escaped and now live in the arboretum.

I go there often; it is good throughout the year.

The other good garden is Foster Garden, above Chinatown.

1  Thank CookieHonolulu
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Reviewed July 24, 2013

My friends especially wanted to tour gardens, and this was the best we found on three islands. It's not well known, but take time for it on your visit to Honolulu.

Thank Alice G
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