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Banyan Drive, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720-4680
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Interesting vegetation makes it a good park. Rather muddy underfoot after rain. The surroundings (except the sea) are rather scruffy.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jincognito
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very picturesque park with a tide lagoon in the middle. Majestic trees and Japanese stone statues and bridges.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Bob Z
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a place of big open spaces with magnificent old trees. If you just want to be "alone" or need to relax or "get away from it all," this place will work. Even though the plants are impressive, this is not a botanical garden...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank F4981JCmichaels
Reviewed 1 week ago

I didn't think of this place so much as a "garden" as I would an every day park. Perfect place to eat lunch and get your zen on if you're in the area though. The trees are so unique and well maintained, as are the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank wanderlustmikel8
Reviewed 8 February 2019

This park is very pleasant with pagodas, koi ponds, a few footbridges over the ponds, and a traditional Japanese tea house. It was a nice detour on our walk to downtown Hilo from the cruise port. The view of the bay is quite nice, too.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 30 January 2019

You can drive down Banyan drive which has majestic banyan trees lining both sides of the road to get to this park. Once there, you can enjoy all the unique little foot bridges among several ponds. It is a great place for a fitness walk...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jugglenut
Reviewed 29 January 2019

This is one of the nicest parks I have ever been to in Hawaii. It has lots of interesting areas to rest, play, and enjoy. The ponds and paths wide around with different views at every bend. The pagodas a other structures throughout the park...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank robertdX4400QY
Reviewed 28 January 2019 via mobile

This is a very pleasant place to walk around or to just sit and enjoy the scenery. The pond is tidal with a connection to the harbor alongside the park. There is parking, and rest room facilities are available in the garden.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 238MikeS
Reviewed 24 January 2019

Very nice quiet spot, well maintained, a good place for a run or a stroll. Trees are massive and beautiful.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank mariabella777
Reviewed 18 January 2019

A picturesque, little gem tucked away from the bustle of Hilo. Very well-maintained and peaceful. Good for taking a break, just a look or for quiet meditation.

Date of experience: December 2018
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25 March 2018|
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Response from 802lj | Reviewed this property |
You will need to check with the County of Hawaii to see if you can book a pavilion at the Liliuokalani Gardens.
21 October 2017|
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Response from Bennyone47 | Reviewed this property |
It's an open Parkland. Free entry.
16 August 2017|
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Response from Von S | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is a nice sidewalk.