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Kepaniwai Park & Heritage Gardens: Tours & Tickets

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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.
870 Iao Valley Rd, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793
+1 808-270-7232
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The area has become a gathering place for those who have no regard to the designated parking area and drugs and alcohol are pervasive. I am sad to see how much the area has gone down. The people do not go there to celebrate the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ckyama24
Reviewed May 30, 2019 via mobile

Just go again...and experience serenity, beautiful gardens and pavilions, Iao stream. Take a picnic and stay longer. Don’t forget to take your camera for a walk!

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 11, 2019

The gardens are very picturesque. Great photo opportunities and areas for picnicking are available. Really nice and friendly people there too

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank cindy r
Reviewed April 12, 2019

This is a peaceful garden area. Lots of history; Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Portuguese immigration and garden areas. Picnic and bbq area with tables and shade. No admission. Worth a visit. On way to Iao Valley.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Bev751
Reviewed February 27, 2019

This is a cute garden with houses and temples commemorating the immigrants that came to Maui to work the farms. Not only is it a pretty garden, but it's free and has a lot of picnic tables and a river running along it. Great place...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 25, 2019

A good place to stop on the way to The Needle. Very peaceful, nice gardens, easy place to walk around.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed January 21, 2019

The Heritage Gardens is a County maintained facility with separate areas highlighting the various immigrant groups that make up Maui's diverse population. Buildings, gardens, and informative signage about the Korean, Portuguese, Japanese, and Chinese communities on Maui. I learned that Sun Yat Sen, the first...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jerome B
Reviewed January 14, 2019 via mobile

We visited on a weekday morning when this all looked a bit forlorn. We get the principle involved but it’s all a little down at heel and needs some TLC. On what we saw, not really worth a stop but perhaps it comes alive at...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed November 16, 2018

This place is located on the road heading up to the Iao Monument, and featurnt an array of small gardens which highlight the cultures of different Maui immigrant groups (Portuguese, Puerto Rican, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean). There’s a number of covered picnic areas that are...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 15, 2018

An interesting quick stop that is a nice to spend a bit of time at IF you are going to IAO Valley already. It does not warrant a separate stop. We stopped after going to the Valley and enjoyed walking the grounds. The gardens, as...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Wanda D
November 4, 2017|
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Response from cruisin_11 | Reviewed this property |
the Iao Valley closed but not the gardens.
April 23, 2017|
Response from mauimann | Reviewed this property |
It's open