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“PERFECT FOR ANY AGE! Greatest relaxing place & park”

Hoomaluhia Botanical Gardens
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Ranked #6 of 41 things to do in Kaneohe
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Owner description: A 200 acre botanical garden.
New York City, New York
2 reviews
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“PERFECT FOR ANY AGE! Greatest relaxing place & park”
Reviewed 17 October 2013

A truly unique experience, too bad they're closing at 4pm. One can still walk in and out after 4pm, though we had to rush towards our transportation only 1 hour after we got there. Plan to spend at least 2-3 hours, if not the whole day if you truly are a nature lover. PERFECT FOR ANY AGE!

Visited October 2013
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New Jersey
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“Another side of Oahu”
Reviewed 5 October 2013

The Botanical Gardens offers another beautiful view of Oahu. You can see native flora and fauna in a relaxed, natural setting. No charge for admission and lots to do. Start at the Visitor's Center, get a map, and decide which area(s) you'd like to visit. Don't miss the lake. We brought bread with us, and had a great time feeding the fish and the ducks. We only had time for a short visit, but you can spend the day or the night (camping available). There are picnic tables surrounded by wonderful vistas. I'd recommend the gardens as another beautiful site to explore on the island.

Visited August 2013
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Honolulu, Hawaii
Level 6 Contributor
168 reviews
138 attraction reviews
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“Awesome weekend park for kids and camping”
Reviewed 3 October 2013

I wouldn't say that this park has beautiful flowers, but the pond is very nice, calm, and quiet for children. They hand out fishing poles for the kids on Saturday and Sunday from 2-4. Also, the camping there would be safe which is not something I would say for most of Oahu. One of the nicest places I've seen to take kids for a quiet afternoon. The pond has lots of koi fish and ducks that the kids were feeding bread to.

Visited September 2013
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Kaneohe, Hawaii
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20 reviews
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“Lots to enjoy...”
Reviewed 26 September 2013

Beautiful park, man-made lake, good camp sites with showers (cold), workshops, art shows, and the most amazing collection of trees. It's in our neighborhood and we spend lots of time here.

Visited July 2013
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San Gabriel, California
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109 attraction reviews
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“Beautiful Tropical Gardens”
Reviewed 19 September 2013

This was my first visit to the Gardens, but it definitely will not be my last.This is a 400-acre Garden planted with rainforest trees and shrubs from the tropics of the world including Hawaii and Polynesia. Many of the plants are endangered and rare. Geographical regions predominately represented are: Philippines, Malaysia, Tropical America, Sri Lanka & India, Melanesia, Hawaii, Polynesia and Africa. I would recommend that if you are traveling by car that you park at each of the 8 parking lots and travel out from each lot walking each individual area. To walk the road from beginning to end and then walking back to the Visitor Center lot would be a complete day's excursion. There is no exit from the Garden to Kionaole Road. The vegetation is beautiful and the birds, mongoose and occasional feral cat along the path are an added feature. Most plants are identified which is helpful. The visitor center is interesting and the Volunteers at the desk are most welcoming and willing to help with questions. I would recommend this to anyone who wants to see more of the tropical plants up close and just to enjoy the peace and quiet of the rainforest and the lake against the backdrop of the majestic Ko'olau Mountains. Garden open daily 9A to 4P except Christmas Day and New Year's Day. Free guided garden tours for the general public are Saturdays at 10AM and Sundays at 1PM. Camping is available from 9AM Friday through 4PM Monday. A permit is required. Catch-and-Release Fishing is open weekends 10A until 2P.

Visited September 2013
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