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16-701 Macadamia Rd, Keaau, Island of Hawaii, HI 96749-8020
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 16 June 2015

I love macadamia nuts, so I circled the Mauna Loa factory as a must stop on the return trip from Volcano National Park. This is a campy, shameless promotion vehicle for the Mauna Loa Nut Co ... but the nuts are delicious and the samples...More

6  Thank STP1606
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 29 September 2005

If you are in the are with time to waste I guess this trip would be worth it. The gift shop is huge but the factory tour was less than expected. Basically a series of videos while gazing through the glass at an empty factory...More

5  Thank disney4me
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited here on a private shore tour. Although crowded, you could sample almost everything and the products on offer were cheaper than the shelf prices in ABC stores. It is well worth a visit if you like macadamia nuts that have a variety of...More

Thank fossicker1954
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was hoping to really get informed on the farming and processing of macadamia nuts, but nope. The "tour" consists of a few windows looking down into a factory that, for us at least, was not operating. And had it been operating, there were no...More

Thank cagseg
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

On the way to the Visitor Center you pass through 3 miles of groves with periodic signs about macadamia nuts. There are 25,000 trees on 15,000 acres.When you arrive you can take a tour to learn more.In the gift shop they offer free samples of...More

1  Thank Jill T
Reviewed 3 September 2018

This tour wasn't really a tour.......... just a way to get people into their over priced gift shop. We felt like we were tricked by false advertising.

Thank Adventurer643316
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Not very well setup - tour buses stop here, not sure why? They could use a makeover and something fun for the kids to do other than stare at 2 people boxing up nuts.

1  Thank j0shhawaii
Reviewed 19 August 2018

Mauna Loa Macadamia Nuts is a must stop on your visit to the Hilo side of the Big Island of Hawaii. Locals stop and shop there regularly, so you know this is a great place to purchase Fresh Macadamia Nuts. You will gain knowledge about...More

Thank Mike H
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

I am obsessed with macadamia nuts so we decided to make a spur of the moment stop here while in Hilo. The drive going towards the factory was really cool because you drive through the orchard, and could see all the macadamia nut trees. It...More

Thank jmak620
Reviewed 13 July 2018

The "tour" involves just looking into some windows to see inside the factory. When we stopped by, production was shut down so we didn't even see that. We did the "Nature Walk" and tried some macadamia nuts to pass the time, but there are more...More

1  Thank NationalParkHopper
Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

Sadly, the self guided tour is highly lacking. It takes 5 mins max and the video wasn’t working. It’s neat seeing the trees on the drive in, however, Costco has better prices.

Thank CKP_in_Colorado
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

Very friendly staff and the prices are better here than anywhere on the island. Lots of samples to try!!!

Thank Marc T
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22 April 2018|
Response from la o | Reviewed this property |
I dont recall the prices being really low....so I am guessing costco or walmart will give you just as good a price...not sure though!
13 December 2016|
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Response from Awsomeal | Reviewed this property |
There is no fee. It's a good look around prices on the products are good. And you will end up taking some away . We just. Couldn't decide how many Have fun
27 January 2016|
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