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Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden

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Address: 27-717 Old Mamalahoa Hwy, Papaikou, Island of Hawaii, HI 96781-7746
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+1 808-964-5233
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The Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden is a 501(c)(3) Scientific and...

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.

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A labor of love begun by a couple in the 70s. A singing stream makes its way through a steep gulch to pour itself into the ocean at a beautiful bay. Many plants are... read more

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A labor of love begun by a couple in the 70s. A singing stream makes its way through a steep gulch to pour itself into the ocean at a beautiful bay. Many plants are labeled--varieties of palm, fern, ginger, bromeliads, orchids; pothos leaves three times the size of my hand; magnificent banyan trees and other varieties. Plan to spend at... More 

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Jasper, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Love this garden! Beautiful hike through fantastic foliage, leading to the ocean where you can enjoy the view on bench & rest a bit. Had fun watching the parrots & the fragrances of the flowers were enchanting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The drive up to the botanical gardens was to me even better than the gardens themselves. You have this once in a lifetime view of the coast and forest. Just so unforgettable.

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Austin, TX
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A short drive north of Hilo on a 4-mile scenic road off Hwy 19. This is a gem not to be missed. The paths led us through tropical forests, by waterfalls and along an ocean vista. There were areas of orchids, anthurims and bromiliads. They are all in a natural setting so tropical plants and trees are everywhere we looked.... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you like flowers and tropical plants don't miss this. We went on a Friday afternoon in January and it was not crowded at all. Pay a few dollars more and get the golf cart ride down to the garden and back. It saves some unneeded walking. Lots of locations for beautiful pictures.

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Lawrence, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The story of this garden's development, the project of a wealthy family that saw the potential in an overgrown mess is part of the pleasure. Lots of gorgeous flowers and exotic foliage, good paths and botanical labels. The terrain is steep but not overly demanding, and they have golf cart service to help people with impairment. When you get down... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place NEVER gets old. It's this kind of place that makes you fall in love with Hawaii and it's culture. A tropical rainforest just a few miles north of the bustling town of Hilo. you can spend half a day exploring the diverse flora and just sitting on a bench and watching the waves off Onomea Bay. There's a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Located on a scenic drive north of Hilo. Not very well signed. Once there be sure to take the self guided walking tour. $15.00 a head. Long hill down to the main park area. For $5.00 you can get a golf cart ride down and back. Well maintained area. Lots of trees and flowers have signs with info. Little river... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

not far from Hilo on the scenic drive off highway 19. Please go when you have plenty of time to walk and enjoy the beauty and the work that has gone into making this one of the best places on the island. so many types of orchids, flowers, plants plus half way thru the trail a great view of the... More 

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Keaau, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy to see, had mother with us one time and they offer serice for those unable to walk. Well worth the visit, many varieties and local and exotic plants and lovely view of the ocean at the bottom

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