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Hawaii Nature Center of Iao Valley

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Address: Maui, HI
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+1 808-244-6500

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This was a nice hidden gem in the Iao Valley. Spent about 3 hours there walking around all the building and ponds and outdoor gardens. This was a very nice easy walk on some... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 September 2016
Kymmy L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

This was a nice hidden gem in the Iao Valley. Spent about 3 hours there walking around all the building and ponds and outdoor gardens. This was a very nice easy walk on some beautiful grounds.

Thank Kymmy L
Kapaa, Hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

There are memorial areas for each race that made Maui what it was. Immigration to tend the fields came From all over the globe. There are ponds and paths and if you go up a little farther to the pay parking / entrance it will just add to your experience. There is a running creek and BBQ set ups and... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016 via mobile

The actual nature center wasn't open when we were there but we took a walk across the bridge and up the trail. It was nice and peaceful except for the biting bugs. I got bite about 12 times and I still have large welts 5 days later after using Benadryl Itch Relief. There were ruins from old settlements a ways... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

Stopped her as part of our tour group (YMT), had lunch and the wait staff was not friendly really acted as if they did not want to be there. The walk to see the sad fall wasn't bad at all very short, there were two ways to naviagte one with steps and one with an incline. Don't think you are... More 

1 Thank Kim B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

Iao valley is beautiful, lush full of green and if you hike into the valley beware of flash floods. The walk to the needle is short and paved and easily accessible to people of all ages. It's a gorgeous 1/4 mile loop. Get there early or mid day for the best pics if you want to avoid the heavy traffic... More 

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Cambridge, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016 via mobile

The park is closed until January 22, so don't plan to see it until then!! We had seen it before, and were looking forward to seeing it again, and we were very disappointed. They could've done a better job of publicizing that it would be closed.

1 Thank Roger A
San Jose, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2015

An older garden, in part a monument to the early Japanese settlers that worked in the sugar cane fields. They have restrooms, covered tables and Bb-q grills. We noticed locals there using the grounds. A nice place to walk through and have a picknick lunch. No entrance fees.

Thank daveb914
San Jose, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2015

This is a great place to visit when it gets too hot on the island. Iao Valley is a rainforest and I think there are 169 steps up to the monument. Small, serene and beautiful little paths loop around tropical gardens and a beautiful stream. However, it is not advised to swim in the stream when the rainfalls have been... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

After reading the travel books about it..we were expecting something a bit more than it was. (The book said 10 mins of stair climbing) ... really ..maybe 2 mins at the most.....after a very short walk up some stairs and then ...WE're HERE....a view from afar of a hill covered in moss...not much to see here...you also have a very... More 

Thank Neatesy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

The guides are full of lots of history and information about all the plants in the center. It is very interesting and you see many plants and flowers you may not have known before. It was a fun tour

Thank smoothcj

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