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Lyon Arboretum

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Address: 3860 Manoa Rd, University of Hawaii-Manoa, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96822-1198
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Part of the University of Hawaii, the Lyon Arboretum offers 194 acres and a...

Part of the University of Hawaii, the Lyon Arboretum offers 194 acres and a research facility.

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Lyon Arboretum is a treasure of Manoa Valley

It is a peaceful place to walk and take photos of the extensive collection of tropical plants. The trails varies from wide to narrow but they are all well marked so you can follow... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
wandan585
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Rochester, New York
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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a peaceful place to walk and take photos of the extensive collection of tropical plants. The trails varies from wide to narrow but they are all well marked so you can follow along on the map.

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Madrid, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ended up here because we missed the parking for Manoa Falls. So glad we did. We talked to the guy in the gift shop about how to get back and he talked us into staying. We only saw about 6 other people the whole day. Beautiful gardens and a lovely trail up to a waterfall that we had all... More 

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Villa Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

We stopped here before walking around the corner to Manoa Falls. This place was fantastic. Great hiking trails, nice waterfall at the back of the property (which no one was there unlike Manoa) and all kinds of birds. I believe the birds we saw were wild cockatoos, 9 of them. They were interested in us and followed us along the... More 

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Greater Grand Rapids, MI
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Tours cancelled for today due to rain. Not wheelchair friendly. We got there today & were told, "sorry no tour." Would be great if they had a daily update on their website so you don't waste time & $ getting here only to find out they aren't doing tours.

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

If you enjoy lush tropical forest filled with flora and fauna this place is for you. Lots of fun and easy trails--good for kids, too!

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

We enjoyed our visit to the arboretum, but know now that we should have taken a tour. I'd hoped to learn something about the plants, but couldn't on my own, there isn't enough signage. The trails are good with one major easy path and other trails that intersect with it. This is a good place to walk if you aren't... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

On several visits to Hawaii we have visited most of the botanical gardens and arboreta. We were charmed at Lyon by the intense presentation, well done for a small arboretum, and then discovered we had been investigating only one small portion of an extensive collection. We finally covered maybe 15-20% of the total, in a couple of hours, before heavy... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

It was very pretty. Enjoyed the lush and quiet location. A true touch of paradise. Well worth the entry fee.

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West Jordan, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

We stopped here after we hiked Manoa Falls. We wished we would have known it was adjacent because we would have spent hours in this beautiful place and the nice trails. This is a great place for older people to visit.

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Nanaimo, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Wow! Came across this place by accident and it is truly a hidden gem! Tours are available M-F at 10 a.m.for $10 and well worth it. Also self-guided tours. We took the tour with Don and he was so knowledgeable and told us all about the plants, trees and the history of all of them, how they came to the... More 

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