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Lyon Arboretum

3860 Manoa Rd, University of Hawaii-Manoa, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96822-1198
+1 808-988-0456
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Part of the University of Hawaii, the Lyon Arboretum offers 194 acres and a research facility.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good31%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“manoa falls” (60 reviews)
“main trail” (18 reviews)
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3860 Manoa Rd, University of Hawaii-Manoa, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96822-1198
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+1 808-988-0456
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"manoa falls"
in 60 reviews
"main trail"
in 18 reviews
"inspiration point"
in 15 reviews
"plants and trees"
in 11 reviews
"tropical rainforest"
in 9 reviews
"accept donations"
in 8 reviews
"small waterfall"
in 6 reviews
"wild cockatoos"
in 5 reviews
"plant life"
in 6 reviews
"beautiful flowers"
in 5 reviews
"flora and fauna"
in 7 reviews
"visitor center"
in 13 reviews
"winding road"
in 4 reviews
"a small gift shop"
in 4 reviews
"hiking trail"
in 4 reviews
"well worth the trip"
in 5 reviews
"walking shoes"
in 5 reviews
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Reviewed 11 February 2018

Was headed for Monoa Falls. Drove all the way to the falls and found this place. It also has a walk to a waterfall, not as big as Monoa, but the flora and fauna were all identified. The big treat was seeing a flock of...More

1  Thank kconover1161
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Reviewed 26 January 2018

Huge arboretum. Lots of hills so wear hiking shoes or sneakers. Lots of great areas to take photos. Very friendly staff. We spent about an hour there but only saw maybe 25% of the arboretum. We left a little early due to rainy weather.

Thank John K
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed this wonderful arboretum. Uncrowded, beautiful. Definitely reserve the docent tour. My husband is NOT a gardener but lhad a great time. Our guide, it was just my husband and I, asked what we were interested in, basically a private tour. We loved his...More

2  Thank Carol V
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Reviewed 16 January 2018

Ascending the narrow less used road to Manoa, past tropics-typical derelict car and past the University buildings, you come to a little known gem of a botanical preserve that happened to be on the reciprocal gardens lists with our home gardens, so no fee! The...More

Thank SaraF742
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Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

This attraction is belong to university of Hawaii at Mamoa , open for public on weekdays, 8:00-16:00. The exhibition is about endangred species of flora and fauna here and the exploration of Mr. Lyon to study plants that can survive in this area during drought....More

Thank jajavalB
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Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

Easier trail than Manoa Falls as most path are paved. Can do both. It is a nice and pleasant hike. Saw a tree that blooms once every 60 years. We are fortunate to see the yellow flowers. Obtain map from Visitor's office.

Thank Sharon T
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Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

Even if it is a visitor centre, no advice you get there. Some little exhibition of flowers is there..

Thank Jan M
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Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

We had planned to hike to Manoa falls, and while driving in we found this great Arboretum at the end of the road. It is free to enter but they ask you to sign in at the visitor center. They offer the use of umbrellas...More

Thank Rodney B
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

The tropical gardens at the Lyon Arboretum are superb. Take the meandering path around the gardens to see beautiful exotic flowers and plants. Take some water as it will be hot and humid walking round. Its $5 and well worth it.

Thank Barry and Nicol... G
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Reviewed 18 October 2017

I rode the city bus and walked up and through the gardens. Saw their small waterfall (it was kinda dry so not gushing water). The gardens are beautiful and lots to see. We visited here before going to Moana falls next door. well worth the...More

Thank Lrayscott
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alwweb
11 July 2017|
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Response from HeavyEd | Reviewed this property |
In May. there are sections in which you need spray, we had to return back to get spray.
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Pang M
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Response from Cmur559 | Reviewed this property |
Web site says 8 to 4 weekdays and 9 to 3 weekends
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Glen A
18 February 2015|
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Response from Tamara P | Reviewed this property |
We also did not see any animals but could hear the birds. There is extensive ground maintenance going on to clear out overgrowth. There is someone at the bookshop who could probably answer you question. The day we were there... More
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