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Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
Ranked #1 of 4 things to do in Papaikou
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Owner description: 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.
Suwanee, Georgia, United States
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Gorgeous”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2014 via mobile

Nicely laid out self-guided walking tour. Long climb up fairly steep boardwalk on your way out but definitely worth it. Beautiful views and vistas of waterfalls, streams, crashing waves along the coast, and of course lots and lots of blooms, tropical plants and giant ferns and trees. Not too long of a stop and full gardens can be seen relatively quickly, depending on how fast or slow you want to go.

Visited July 2014
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Springfield, Oregon
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“Great gardens; well worth the drive”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2014

Headed over to the Hilo side to see the Volcano National Park and stopped to visit these gardens in route based on trip advisor rating.........and the rating is deserved. This is the best tropical garden I've seen on any of the islands. Lush and interesting species of plants and the setting was marvelous. Make sure you say 'hi' or 'bye' to the macaws............at least one of them will talk back to you. My fourteen year old son had a great time and I wasn't expecting that at all. Just a great place.

Visited June 2014
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“Great Ocean Views”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2014 via mobile

A nice walk through beautiful trees and plants. We reaaly enjoyed the ocean views, especially "Blowhole Cove".

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“Wonderful Gardens”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2014

We stopped here on our drive from Kilauea to Kona. It was well worth the stop. The gardens were beautiful, with many unique species of plants and scenic waterfalls. The only downside on our visit was the weather. Be prepared for rain. Although it was clear when we started the tour, it was pouring by the time we finished -we carried ponchos with us, so it wasn't a problem.

Visited June 2014
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California
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“Gorgeous”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2014

I love this botanical garden. Yes, it cost the two of us $30 to gain entrance, but it was well worth the expense (and I'm not all that much into plants and flowers). The walkway is well maintained and paved, the flowers shrubs and trees are generally well marked, there is a terrific waterfall, it is fascinating and informative, and above all, it's just gorgeous! There is a nice over-view of the ocean and there are several very nice, informative story placards that make a good connection to Hawaiian legends and culture. This was expensive, but I'd go back again.

Visited July 2014
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