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Banyan Drive

Island of Hawaii, HI
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Banyan Drive is a short drive with about 50 large Banyan trees lining the roadway along the bay. These beautiful trees with their hanging roots were planted decades ago by famous people of the time. It makes for a nice short drive or a great...More

Thank Jim R
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Natural monuments consisting of large, mature Banyon trees lining the street defining the shoreline of Hilo bay. Known people from around the world began planting these trees in 1933. Cecil DeMille, Franklin Roosevelt, Babe Ruth, Louis Armstrong, Amelia Earhart and Sun Fo among the illustrious...More

Thank bill s
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

Banyan Drive in Hilo is anciently picturesque and somehow trendy and contemporary at the same time. The massive Banyan trees loom large over the setting, making it feel almost otherworldly...if not for the traffic and the drunken college students hanging about the parks. You are...More

Thank Jericha D
Reviewed 19 April 2017

The Banyans here are huge and so beautiful. They have been around since the 1930s so its impressive how large and old they are. Its interesting to see all the important historical figures who planted these trees, including Amelia Earhart, Nixon, FDR and Louis Armstrong.

Thank Emma W
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed walking/driving along Banyan Drive as part of our time by Hilo Bay that also included Coconut Island and the gardens. While most of the names were unfamiliar, it was fun to look for names we recognized. (The banyan trees were planted by notable...More

1  Thank LissaJ41
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Called the "Hilo Walk of Fame", Banyan Drive features a row of tall, stately trees. The trees date back to 1933 when a Cecil de Mille film was shot in Hawaii with eight trees planted by the director and some of the stars. Fromm then...More

1  Thank Bill Z
Reviewed 24 March 2016

In the early 1930s Hilo was full of money from sugar and that's when Banyan Drive was begun. When Cecil B DeMille was on the island filming "Four Frightened People" he was asked by Herbert Shipman, whose house was a film location, to have the...More

1  Thank TedinHawaii
Reviewed 19 March 2016

Never thought of myself as a tree lover but I've fallen in love with Banyans. Just something about the far reaching hanging branches suggests peacefulness. A walk or drive in this area really mellows out your day.

1  Thank Denis2727
Reviewed 19 December 2015 via mobile

Time almost stands still when you drive down Banyan Drive! The sun peaks through the hundreds of branches creating interesting patterns on the street below. The ocean trade winds are captured in the canopy of leaves and the unmistakable smell of saltwater is ever present....More

1  Thank Momabrum5
Reviewed 25 August 2014

We stopped to go for a walk along Banyan Drive because we'd heard it was a popular, historically significant street that was worth visiting in Hilo. Sure enough, we were able to see dozens of HUGE banyan trees, planets by celebrities and politicians of the...More

1  Thank Ive V
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