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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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Lush Rainforest Experience

We loved the garden. It is situated about a 15 minutes drive from Hilo. Entrance costs 18 $ per... read more

Reviewed yesterday
w84
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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Gorgeous!

It costs $18 to get into the botanical gardens, but it is worth it!! It's soooo beautiful. You feel... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Melissa S
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San Diego, California
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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
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We loved the garden. It is situated about a 15 minutes drive from Hilo. Entrance costs 18 $ per person, not cheap, but worth it in my view. It is a kind of tropical paradise. You walk down a valley, through lush tropical rainforest, all...More

Thank w84
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It costs $18 to get into the botanical gardens, but it is worth it!! It's soooo beautiful. You feel like you're walking through the rainforest. Most of it feels very natural, just maintained, but not landscaped. The walk is easy. There are some steps but...More

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Hawaii_Trop, Manager at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you Melissa! Aloha!

Reviewed 3 days ago

Absolutely beautiful and worth a visit! We came at 3:45 on the last day of our visit in Hawaii. I would have allotted more time. They close strictly at 5. My kids said they felt like they were in a "Honey I Shrunk the Kids"...More

Thank MomDadand3
Hawaii_Trop, Manager at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you! Aloha!

Reviewed 4 days ago

we went to lots of gardens on Hawaii in our two weeks and this one was the best ....just lots of beautiful plants and the walks were amazing...there is golf carts if you need them but we enjoyed our walk here immensely....just a cant miss...More

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Hawaii_Trop, Manager at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday
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Mahalo nui loa! Aloha!

Reviewed 4 days ago

I loved the botanical garden! There are some incredibly beautiful and fascinating flowers. Flowers and plants of every color and shapes you can imagine.. Orchids birds of paradise, beautiful tropicals flowers... We stayed for 2h30 hours but I could have stayed for almost a full...More

Thank imperialzp
Hawaii_Trop, Manager at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you very much! Aloha!

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed this walk very much. It was beautiful . The kids loved it as well surprisingly. The views are something out of a magazine. Loved it. Wear good shoes and bring water.

Thank magz75
Hawaii_Trop, Manager at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you! Aloha!

Reviewed 6 days ago

If you are on big island this is a must. It is easy to find when you take the road from Hilo to Honokaa just follow the scenic drive an the right side. The garden is wonderful and you will see many different species from...More

Thank mhaushh14
Hawaii_Trop, Manager at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you! Aloha!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ok 4 stars if you can find it. But the complete lack of signs and internet made this an hour plus of getting lost. Really. Not 1 sign. Not 1 sign...so for that..you get 1 star.More

Thank Nick P
Hawaii_Trop, Manager at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

So sorry you were unable to find us. If we were allowed to have a sign along the highway we would but we are prohibited from doing so. A simple search with google and google maps would have brought you to us with little difficulty....More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Allow yourself several hours to do this. I would suggest not starting later than 2:00pm. This is what we had in our minds of what Hawaii is. We are in our 70's and made the leisurely walk down the trail to ocean coast with no...More

Thank 1963JohnC1963
Hawaii_Trop, Manager at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit. Aloha!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Some amazing plants that you will not see elsewhere on the island. The pathway to the garden is steep, however, they have shuttles if it is too steep for you to walk. Also, bring bug spray - the bugs are thick in some parts of...More

Thank dmlin
Hawaii_Trop, Manager at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you! Aloha!

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Batabling
2 May 2017|
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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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tlhw11
21 April 2017|
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Response from Kent C | Reviewed this property |
We enjoyed the drive there. If you aren't already aware of the Kapoho tidal pools south of Hilo, you really need to check them out. Get a mask and snorkel and go for it!
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Dayna C
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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
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