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Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden

27-717 Old Mamalahoa Hwy, Papaikou, Island of Hawaii, HI 96781-7746
+1 808-964-5233
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Found this place by accident, thankfully ! Fun place to visit beautiful flowers , ocean, river and... read more

Reviewed 22 November 2016
Kurt R
via mobile
Without doubt one of the best gardens to visit

I'm not a garden person but I was blown away by this attraction. The entry fee is modest and worth... read more

Reviewed 21 November 2016
Rick B
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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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27-717 Old Mamalahoa Hwy, Papaikou, Island of Hawaii, HI 96781-7746
+1 808-964-5233
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Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Found this place by accident, thankfully ! Fun place to visit beautiful flowers , ocean, river and exotic birds. We had a nice walk through the park . A must see if in area and you enjoy native gardens

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Reviewed 21 November 2016

I'm not a garden person but I was blown away by this attraction. The entry fee is modest and worth every cent. Customers must realise that it involves a steep walk down a well made path but golf buggies are available for those who need...More

Thank Rick B
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

If you enjoy botanical gardens, this is one of the best. We took tons of pictures, the plants, leaves and flowers are stunning. It rained on us, but they provide umbrellas. They said not to worry, the rain would quit. And it did. You can...More

Thank Steve T
Reviewed 20 November 2016

Absolutely amazing view of the orchids and other types of vegetation. Also with the view of the coast, if you aren't in some sort of silent awe, it's on you and not the place. Heaven on earth, You will have to walk and the walk...More

Thank PeterHa1
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

One of the best places to visit on Big Island. Beautiful views & big variety of orchids and other flowers.

Thank Poezdki
Reviewed 14 November 2016

This was our second trip to Hawaii, and we skipped this the first time. This trip, we decided to visit and can't believe we passed over it the first time around. This garden is INCREDIBLE. It is one of the best botanical gardens I've ever...More

Thank relaxbirdies
Reviewed 13 November 2016

I felt transported back to the time of Jurassic Park. My husband, who is NOT a gardener, actually really loved this place as well. It is so beautifully done. There are waterfalls, streams, birds, butterflies, trails all the way to a beautiful cove at the...More

Thank Kathleen M
Reviewed 13 November 2016

This is a lovely and well maintained garden. Admission is $15 per adult and is well worth it in my opinion. This is best as a sunny day activity. I could see some portions of the trail being rather slick since the path leading into...More

Thank Ana P
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Wonderful walk with gorgeous views. Steep walk why in and out if the gardens but might offer golf chart rides for those that need help. Bring mosquito spray

Thank Brandi1970
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Beautiful and stunning flowers. Nice walk through the gardens down to the ocean. The beginning is a little steep. They have a golf cart ride up down the hill for a $5 fee.

Thank tracer243
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Response from 505badgolfer | Reviewed this property |
I was using a google fi phone (which searches for the strongest signal among several carriers) and had no connection problems on the Hilo side of the Big Island.
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Response from Kimraem | Reviewed this property |
Once you leave the main highway it's a little twisty but not a 'scary' road and not for long, it's quite scenic actually.
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Response from pcokfarm | Reviewed this property |
There was a nice packed turkey wrapped sandwich on the horseback tour to the water fall. Nothing fancy, but nice. They check with our needs before the tour. I don't recall food with the garden, but we found a great little... More