Moanalua Gardens
Moanalua Gardens
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Maunawili
Maunawili12 contributions
Feb 2020
took my 3-year-old grandson to the park to play with his ball. The grass area is huge and well manicured. We had plenty of room to play. Polite Japanese tourists dropped by on buses to get their picture taken in front of the "Hitachi Tree" (a large monkeypod that was featured in a Hitachi commercial in Japan). A group of pre-schoolers stopped by for lunch under the tree and bothered no one. A wedding took place at another tree at the other end of the park. Wooden benches under trees provided shade. A large pond of ducks entertained. Delicious Ono Pops completed our morning. Public restrooms are old but clean.
Written 24 February 2020
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edward s
Birmingham, AL34 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Home of the famous Hitachi tree, a beautifully shaped and huge Monkey Pod tree. Royal residence not currently open (refurbishment underway). Grounds are beautiful and well maintained; do not be surprised if a wedding is taking place on the grounds
Written 13 February 2020
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Masa
Yokohama, Japan3 contributions
Oct 2019
Relax and having fan, please enjoy to get nature dynamics. Only staying you are enough satisfied. Thanks!!
Written 26 November 2019
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Kaleo
8 contributions
Oct 2019
A very spread out park with great open grounds. Lots of big tresses and beautiful flowers to see. We even saw a Hula show on a Hula Mount on the grounds. If you use a wheelchair. It's hard to move around. You will need someone to help push you around. There are many tree roots on the ground. The bathrooms are not ADA useful (very small). A very peaceful place also bring a lawn chair to use to see the show.
Written 4 November 2019
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travelismypassion
Fort Lauderdale, FL257 contributions
Oct 2019 • Solo
I took a bus from Wakiki close enough to get a seven dollar Uber to the park. The buses are easy enough to get around on if you have a Moovit app. However the short walk would be on the interstate so not advised. There’s a five dollar entry fee and it’s very worth a pleasant afternoon.
Written 31 October 2019
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geovaughnni
Palm Springs, CA433 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
So it is with the 24-acre Moanalua Gardens, home to a 1900 Japanese Tea House (the gift shop), King Kamehameha V’s 1850’s summer cottage and a very ornate 1903 Chinese Hall. Moanalua also has a number of very large monkey pod trees. The largest is the Hitachi tree - used as the symbol of their company. This year, the Chinese Hall housed the 2019 Hawaiian Woodshow exhibiting sculptures, furniture and musical instruments. Helpful Hint: The park is beautiful but there is little to do. I recommend scheduling your tour around a special event like the Woodshow. If you want to simply enjoy the park, there is a special admission fee ($1) for Kama’aina and Military. Check the website for other admission fees.
Written 30 October 2019
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ttocsttocs
Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA8,112 contributions
Aug 2019
...the Hitachi Corporation has made the monumental monkey pod tree at the center of the park the symbol of their company. It is a beautiful tree, and the rest of the grounds are quite nice as well. Evidently according to one sign I read, this place was also the summer home of King Kamehameha V back in the day. But what I think was his house has always been roped off and closed the few times I've come. One thing I always kind of judge about a place is what I can learn about it while visiting and there is not much you can here as an independent traveler. Maybe a lot of Japanese tourists who come here by tour bus or private tour can get some info from the driver. Maybe not. I saw a few people kind of using this place like a city park: one lady doing yoga, another kind of mendicant looking guy walking around barefoot. He was something else. Adults got to pay 5 bucks to enter unless your local or military and then it's a dollar. Like I said, I've been here a few times before, and I came here today because I live close and had nothing else to do. I wouldn't have if I had to pay 5 dollars though.
Written 7 August 2019
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Michael L
Surfers Paradise, Australia185 contributions
Aug 2019 • Friends
If you’re interested and seen the
Hitachi Tree commercial of the Monkey Pod Tree. This is a must.
A short drive from Waikiki.
There you are a couple of massive
Monkey Pid Trees
There is an entrance charge of $5.00 for visitors.
Check out the tree and walk around the park.
I guess 20 minutes you’re done.
There is a small shop for souvenirs and light refreshments.
A good visit especially if you can relate to Hitachi.
Written 4 August 2019
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA13,884 contributions
May 2019
This is a very large park next to Waikiki offering lots of well-landscaped green space in a crowded area. Popular with the locals.
Written 13 June 2019
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MH S
20 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
We have been to Oahu many times and always look for a place to visit that we've never beeen to. The gardens were a short drive from our hotel; we can't believe we've missed this gem all these years! The Hitachi Tree, as well as the other Monkey Pod trees on the grounds were a sight to behold! Add this quick stop to your sightseeing adventures!
Written 13 May 2019
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  • Sun - Sat 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM