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Kahanu Garden

650 Ulaino Road, Hana, Maui, HI 96713
+1 808-248-8912
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Not really much of a botanical gardens

Few flowers, for example), but a collection of Hawaiian plants, like that used to make poi. But it... read more

Reviewed 14 November 2016
Ken R
Depends on what you want to see

We really wanted to go there to see the temple, which is pretty impressive in size. We didn't want... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2016
Amy C
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Kahanu Garden is one of five locations of the National Tropical Botanical Garden (NTBG). Kahanu is home to large collections of Breadfruit and other ethno-botanical plants of the pacific as well as Pi'ilanihale Heiau believed to be the largest heiau in The State of Hawaii and a National Historic Landmark.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good24%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
650 Ulaino Road, Hana, Maui, HI 96713
+1 808-248-8912
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Reviewed 14 November 2016

Few flowers, for example), but a collection of Hawaiian plants, like that used to make poi. But it does have the largest ancient Hawaiian temple in all of Hawaii. And they will tell you not to go to the coast - too dangerous - but...More

Thank Ken R
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

We really wanted to go there to see the temple, which is pretty impressive in size. We didn't want to climb on the structure (you're not allowed to anyway), but I feel like we missed out on some of the grandeur by not being able...More

1  Thank Amy C
Reviewed 14 October 2016

I really enjoyed our visit to Kahanu Garden. The temple was breathtaking in it's size and the setting was transporting. It's not a comprehensive botanical garden but an interesting way to spend an hour. Is it a "must see"...it depends on the individual but my...More

1  Thank coopdedoo
Reviewed 29 September 2016

This is a beautiful spot, well worth the entrance fee & 90 minutes of your time to walk around. The highlight was definitely the Pi'ilanihale Heiau, but we also enjoyed just wandering around on the bright green grass & looking at the plants & trees,...More

2  Thank Calgarytraveller2
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

I put 2 stars because you have to rate it but I didn't actually go in because it was closed. We went during their posted business hours, and the sign out front on the beginning of the road said closed but since it was supposed...More

Thank Leann G
Reviewed 27 July 2016

This is definitely the best garden & historical spot on Maui. It is a beautiful spot to stretch your legs & soak up some Hana.

Thank Todd W
Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

It is definitely worth stopping if you have time on the way to Hana or back (I think it closes around 4pm?) but it's not something amazing as I thought. Looks much more cool from the sky I think (based on pics).

Thank iolechkai
Reviewed 26 June 2016

If you have any interest in the native flora of Maui this is a worthwhile stop while on the Road to Hana. While there are other places to see native plants, what makes this place special is the combination of the plants, the layout, the...More

1  Thank Snicker D
Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

From highway 30 make a left for about 2 miles in very unpaved road o my to find out the damn thing is closed. Disappointed. A banner right when I turned left said lava caves and garden open. So I had to drive through the...More

Thank TheUnbeaten
Reviewed 26 May 2016

There are other places to go see native plants, so don't come here for that. The real reason to come here is to see the massive Pi'ilanihale Heiau. It is the biggest one in the state. You don't really appreciate the size of it until...More

1  Thank Zigmonster
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