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Kepaniwai Park & Heritage Gardens

870 Iao Valley Rd, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793
+1 808-270-7232
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Iao Valley State Monument, Maui, will remain closed indefinitely due to extensive damage from heavy rain and flooding the night of September 13 and early morning on September 14, 2016.
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870 Iao Valley Rd, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793
+1 808-270-7232
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Reviewed 6 May 2017

Beautiful gardens against a lush mountainous backdrop. Wonderful for a peaceful stroll, and offers terrific photo ops. Free And while there is currently a banner at the top of this TripAdvisor page stating that it is closed due to a natural disaster, I am happy...More

Thank Jonathan V
Reviewed 27 April 2017

This was a gem we came across by accident. The park is a collection of gardens and cultural memorials. Even though it was raining lightly, we thoroughly enjoyed the park and the history lessons. Obviously a popular location for family picnics. Plenty of covered ramadas,...More

Thank Karen D
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Congrats to Maui County for getting it together to reopen Kepaniwai in record time after the Sept flooding...sorely missed by all the locals and visitors alike.... go see enjoy Aloha

Thank mauimann
Reviewed 16 March 2017

I love this place. Many photo ops for photographers, a good place to help one understand the history of the Islands. There are picnic tables and restrooms so it makes a good place to stop for lunch when you are out and about. The way...More

1  Thank Randomperson74
Reviewed 16 September 2016

We stopped at this small park on our way from Iao Needle. What a lovely spot! The buildings, landscape and history of the many people groups who have come to Hawaii is very informative and the grounds make for a delightful place to wander or...More

Thank buriyoda
Reviewed 27 June 2016

We stopped here for a short visit and were impressed by the various heritage gardens in the park. Very well done and well kept. Lots of nice picnic pavilions and areas. Nice clean restrooms also. Worth a visit.

Thank simon s
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Brought a picnic lunch, sat near gushing creek (that also goes through Iao Valley park), and enjoyed flowers, trees, etc. There are several small gardens honoring some of the immigrants to HI (Philipines, Japan, China, Korean, Portuguese). It's not even a quarter mile to the...More

Thank sfogirl
Reviewed 21 April 2016

You'll find this garden on the road going to Iao Valley (a mile of so before on the left). Pay attention for the little sign just before or you'll miss it. It's a very nice Asian themed garden featuring plants, flowers, ponds, statues and traditional...More

1  Thank Luv2travel_RS
Reviewed 20 April 2016

This place is located a little ways before the entrance to the Iao Monument. Parking is free. There are Pavilions from different countries (i.e. Japan,China). Each has statues located near them. Ton of picture opps. Running through this is a manmade stream with good size...More

Thank mitzicat1
Reviewed 14 April 2016

Rich with Japanese culture. The grounds are peaceful, tranquil and quiet. Not meant for loud noise or unsupervised children. Great places to take photos

Thank Lisandy777
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Can someone confirm or deny that Kepaniwai park & Heritage gardens in open or still closed. The last post said it was going to open April 10, but I don't see confirmation of that on the Maui county parks web site.
24 April 2017|
Response from mauimann | Reviewed this property |
It's open