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Rainbow Falls

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Address: Waianuenue Avenue, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
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Waterfalls located on the big island of Hawaii.

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Beautiful waterfall

Visited Rainbow Falls on our round island day tour. This is a great spot for photographs. And a great introduction to the next, and much bigger Akaka Falls.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Tony Y
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Sydney, Australia
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West Jordan, Utah
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

I was a little disappointed in Rainbow Falls. It was nice but I expected more. It is actually just a viewing site. It you can't hike then this would be a quick place to drive by and see. Not my favorite.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited Rainbow Falls on our round island day tour. This is a great spot for photographs. And a great introduction to the next, and much bigger Akaka Falls.

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Thank Tony Y
Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Definitely worth a visit, but with homes and part of the town as its neighbor, it loses some of its luster. If the sun is out in the morning, you will see the rainbow from up top. Just beware of all of the 50+ passenger tourist busses that dump their passengers there all at once. They come, conquer and are... More 

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Thank Kevin J
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is one of the main tourist attractions in Hilo. No hiking, just a viewpoint. You can make this a 10 min stop. One cannot always see rainbow. The waterfall looks better from helicopter actually :)

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Parking close by, no charge, enjoyed the trees as well as the falls. Trees are magnificent, immense.

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Richmond, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Yes, there is a rainbow. The falls are smack up against a hospital and other large-scale development, but there is a narrow scenic area around the falls.

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Gosford, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great to see these falls, pretty, although touristy. Did a tour and the falls were incorporated in the sights

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Anchorage, Alaska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Rainbow Falls is nice. It is a quick easy walk to viewing. If you want a little more exercise, go up the stairs to get a closer view to the top. The stairs are quite easy too. The best part at the top is the banyan forest. So cool. If you have trouble with stairs, it can be seen from... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

There is indeed a rainbow - at least when we went. Very easy to get to, there are three vantage points to see the falls - the rainbow is usually visible at one of the three depending on the time of day.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was a last stop before heading to the airport in Hilo. It's fairly easy to find. It's free. Takes about 10 minutes. Please, please do NOT go past the barriers and climb out onto the lava rock. I saw so many people and children balancing on wet, slippery lava rock. People have been killed by falling off the cliff.... More 

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