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Hoomaluhia Botanical Gardens

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Address: 45-680 Luluku Rd, Kaneohe, Oahu, HI 96744-1855
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+1 808-233-7323
09:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 16:00

A 200 acre botanical garden.

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Best free attraction on Oahu

Had a few hours to kill before our flight, so we drove up to the botanical gardens and it was very well worth it. Looks like they could have made the Jurassic Park movies there... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 November 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Had a few hours to kill before our flight, so we drove up to the botanical gardens and it was very well worth it. Looks like they could have made the Jurassic Park movies there. Wasn't that crowded even on a nice Saturday afternoon. Also wasn't too windy whereas all over the rest of the island, it was 25 mph... More 

Thank boandjill
Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Botanical gardens in Hawaii are a must see for vacationers, and this place was lovely!. We were in the gardens for a wedding, the views were amazing and we have lots of gorgeous pictures to remember the special day.

1 Thank A J E
Tauranga, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Very pleasant place. Well laid out, good maps with clear instructions. Carefully tended. Interesting background as to why it was constructed in the first place.

1 Thank Brian S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

We come here at least once a month. So much to see and do. Great for kids, on the weekends they offer free fishing..of course you can't take or eat the fish..it's nice that it's FREE! If fishing isn't your thing..no worries. Take a a nice nature walk or pack a picnic lunch. There's so many plants and trees from... More 

2 Thank Anna T
Eugene, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Visited in late September and unfortunately the paths were muddy and green grass areas were wet. There were very few flowers blooming. The lady in the information center was very helpful.

Thank Linlou0129
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

We took our two kids (2 & 1 yrs) and had a great time. We walked to the lake, but once you got off the paved path, it was very muddy which we weren't expecting, so wear shoes that can get dirty. Fishing was closed this weekend, so call ahead before going. We were able to feed the ducks and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

I wouldn't say this is a must see attraction but if you're looking for a place to walk or just really love plants this place is for you. Most of the walkway is paved and there are signs in front of most of the plants describing what they are. There was also a staff member walking around and answering questions.... More 

Thank Jacque2116
Kaneohe, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

We live in Kaneohe where the garden is. It's a great place for a stroll, picnic, BBQ, family get together and camping. We've done all the above. They have free catch and release fishing with bamboo poles on the weekends, which is where we taught our grandkids how to fish. A lovely place. Recommend going to the visitor center and... More 

Thank alohadebbk
Cairns, Australia
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7 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

This is really a device by the US corps of engineers to protect Kanihoe from floods. Lots of roads, parking spaces and picnic tables but just a lot of common tropical plants, almost no native vegetation pleasant for a walk.

Thank Wongaya_Jeff
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Each time I visit family on Oahu I make a point to visit Ho'omaluhia. The Koolau mountain range is unrivaled in its beauty especially after a rain when the many waterfalls are running. This garden is more like a park with an amazing number of mature palms, plants and flowering exotic trees. If you love photography you might want to... More 

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