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Hawaii Nature Center of Iao Valley

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Found this place accidentally

This was a nice hidden gem in the Iao Valley. Spent about 3 hours there walking around all the... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2016
Kymmy L
Sweet Home, Oregon
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Nice area to go slow

There are memorial areas for each race that made Maui what it was. Immigration to tend the fields... read more

Reviewed 4 August 2016
Maui, Hawaii
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Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

We were taken here on asmall group tour. So peaceful ,the walk and views are really lovely. Iaos needle is spectacular towering above the rainforest. Down in the valley , there is a swimming hole which my husband swam in. Loose rocks so your need...More

Date of experience: October 2017
2  Thank jenniferG83
Reviewed 7 July 2017

Great place to bring the family for a short (or long) hike. We tracked up pretty far (with 4 kids under 5) and got to dip our feet in the water while the kids earned a well deserved splash n' play in the smallish puddles...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank Johnandalyx
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

This was a nice hidden gem in the Iao Valley. Spent about 3 hours there walking around all the building and ponds and outdoor gardens. This was a very nice easy walk on some beautiful grounds.

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

There are memorial areas for each race that made Maui what it was. Immigration to tend the fields came From all over the globe. There are ponds and paths and if you go up a little farther to the pay parking / entrance it will...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank MarshallGulch
Reviewed 12 April 2016 via mobile

The actual nature center wasn't open when we were there but we took a walk across the bridge and up the trail. It was nice and peaceful except for the biting bugs. I got bite about 12 times and I still have large welts 5...More

Date of experience: April 2016
1  Thank AdventureUnlimited01
Reviewed 27 March 2016

Stopped her as part of our tour group (YMT), had lunch and the wait staff was not friendly really acted as if they did not want to be there. The walk to see the sad fall wasn't bad at all very short, there were two...More

Date of experience: August 2015
1  Thank Mvphappytravel
Reviewed 21 March 2016

Iao valley is beautiful, lush full of green and if you hike into the valley beware of flash floods. The walk to the needle is short and paved and easily accessible to people of all ages. It's a gorgeous 1/4 mile loop. Get there early...More

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank Shaun K
Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

The park is closed until January 22, so don't plan to see it until then!! We had seen it before, and were looking forward to seeing it again, and we were very disappointed. They could've done a better job of publicizing that it would be...More

Date of experience: January 2016
1  Thank Roger A
Reviewed 6 December 2015

An older garden, in part a monument to the early Japanese settlers that worked in the sugar cane fields. They have restrooms, covered tables and Bb-q grills. We noticed locals there using the grounds. A nice place to walk through and have a picknick lunch....More

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank daveb914
Reviewed 18 September 2015

This is a great place to visit when it gets too hot on the island. Iao Valley is a rainforest and I think there are 169 steps up to the monument. Small, serene and beautiful little paths loop around tropical gardens and a beautiful stream....More

Date of experience: September 2015
2  Thank Carmen H
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Response from jenniferG83 | Reviewed this property |
Can visit the gardens, some walkways still closed. Substitute toilet facilities. Still beautiful .