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Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden

27-717 Old Mamalahoa Hwy, Papaikou, Island of Hawaii, HI 96781-7746
+1 808-964-5233
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The Best Waterfall Sites and Hawaii Tropical Botanical Gardens Small Group Tour
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The Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden is a 501(c)(3) Scientific and Educational non-profit, whose mission is to serve as a nature preserve and sanctuary, a living seed bank, and a study center for trees and plants of the tropical world. The Garden is dedicated to the collection and display of the world's tropical plants,and to the education of both children and adults about the plight of the world's rainforests. At a time when rainforest plants are disappearing at an alarming rate, the Garden is working to preserve as many species as possible for the benefit of future generations.
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27-717 Old Mamalahoa Hwy, Papaikou, Island of Hawaii, HI 96781-7746
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"plants and flowers"
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"golf cart ride"
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"gift shop"
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"beautiful walk"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We went early morning Tuesday so it was not crowded and the light was lively for photos. The entire self guided tour was magical. I saw a negative review earlier and am unsure how anyone could give that review. Staff were terrific and we thoroughly...More

Thank Natalie K
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This garden is amazing! We went 14 years ago and then on this visit with kids. It's amazing to see the changes and how the original plans have developed. There are so many beautiful and unusual plants. There are orchids of every shape and color...More

Thank tag090
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We loved looking over these extensive gardens. My wife is a gardener and I enjoy plants, but I'd recommend this even for people who aren't as big enthusiasts simply because its a beautiful walk in Hawaii - great views of the ocean and lovely small...More

Thank Sunil P
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

They give a disabled person a free ride up and down in a golfcart, but don’t drop you off at the bottom! Companion has to pay. Trail at bottom is not really easy for anyone in a wheelchair as fairly hilly, and heat and humidity...More

Thank Kevin B
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The garden itself was so beautiful! I stopped every few steps to take another picture of a flower or bird or gecko. It is on the smaller side and a $20 entrance fee is a bit steep but I truly did enjoy it. Make sure...More

Thank Lucy A
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Reviewed 6 days ago

It was raining but there were some interesting flowing trees and a beautiful waterfall. Lots of pretty peacocks

Thank MantecaKathid
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Avoid this place, especially if you are on the Kona side of the island. The road to the facility is unsafe, and in poor condition. There are lots of mosquitoes. The staff was rude. The drive from the Kona- side of the island can easily...More

Thank alaskaresearchco2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We don't often get much out of gardens such as this, but this was a gem. There is paved paths through lush green trees with a variety of beautiful flowers. Onomea Falls is picturesque, and there are some great views of the ocean at the...More

Thank swearengen
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying on the Kona side, but made a day trip to Hilo and visited the gardens, and we were so happy we did! The staff was so friendly, and they even provide free umbrellas if it's rainy. We had my niece in her...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were here when it first opened and boy has it come a long way. There are paved walkways and hand rails. There are fantastic flowers, plants and waterfalls. We were there for about 1 1/2 hours. It is so relaxing and beautiful. You walk...More

Thank Karen T
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Nancy M
May 9, 2018|
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Response from Zaleya | Reviewed this property |
You can pay for a round trip golf cart trip to the bottom and back but not for on the main paths. Wheelchair ok.
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myounce
March 14, 2018|
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Response from Carol S | Reviewed this property |
$20. They did give a military discount for $15.
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Carol B
February 22, 2018|
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Response from DocArch65 | Reviewed this property |
All outside but worth waiting for rain to pass
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