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Limahuli Garden and Preserve

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Address: 5-8291 Kuhio Hwy, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
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+1 808-826-1053

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lovely north coast gardens- small but pretty

The setting of these gardens is absolutely beautiful. You also gain a good appreciation for the indigenous plants of hawaii which are not mostly endangered or extinct. The... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 January 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016

The setting of these gardens is absolutely beautiful. You also gain a good appreciation for the indigenous plants of hawaii which are not mostly endangered or extinct. The gardens aren't huge but an hour or two here are very lovely.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

If you go, go with reverence. The fact tourists have access to the place is astonishing. Come willing to learn about the Hawaiians and take some of that wisdom home to better your life. Remain silent and listen for your lessons and tread lightly.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

My husband and I stopped here on our honeymoon in October 2015. The grounds were beautiful and we really enjoyed the little booklet we got explaining all of the plants. We took some really great photos too! Great views of Bali Hai. Apparently my husband and I enjoyed the gardens more than others that day... people flew past us hardly... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2016

This was the first thing we saw on the Island. It was beautiful as a garden, and it is situated very nicely on the start of the NaPali Coast line - so once you get to the top of the trail - you get very nice views of a typical valley. Allow yourself ~2hrs to enjoy it. The trail is... More 

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Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016

This was a wonderful stop for all members of our travel party. My husband and I have been here three times previously, but we were happy to return with our kids and my mother. My 67 year-old mom wasn't feeling comfortable doing a lot of the hikes and walking on the island due to some recent knee problems, but she... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016

Near the end of the road on the north shore of Kauai you can get gorgeous views of the tropical foliage and ocean and also learn about what happened to the natural plants/trees of Kauai. There is a self guided tour with an excellent booklet describing what you are seeing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015

I'll simply second what others say. A well run botanical garden, excellent guide book, well marked attraction signage. Emphasizes the efforts to identify and preserve plants which are being squeezed out by successive generations of intruders. On the other hand, since the island is volcanic and originally had NO plants, I guess you could argue that NONE of the plants... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015

Hands down, our favorite (paid) activity! Go early in your visit, and if you are at all interested in plants or history, get the 2.5 hour guided tour! It’s worth it. Fantastic ethnobotany by excellent volunteer docents. Proceeds support an important cause.

Thank Jennifer P
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2015 via mobile

We have gone to 2 botanical gardens in Kauai and enjoyed both very much. I would recommend a guided tour vs self guided. Nancy was our guide and gave one of the best and most informative tours ever. Beautiful views and so much to see. Kudos to staff for a great experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2015

One of the highlights of our trip. A great way to learn about Hawaiian ecosystems and culture. Guidebook is excellent and contained many interesting Hawaiian stories. View "Bali Hai" or Makana from this site

Thank Joe Z

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