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Lyon Arboretum

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Address: 3860 Manoa Rd, University of Hawaii-Manoa, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96822-1198
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Part of the University of Hawaii, the Lyon Arboretum offers 194 acres and a...

Part of the University of Hawaii, the Lyon Arboretum offers 194 acres and a research facility.

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Outstanding Arboretum Tour

We toured the arboretum with a wonderful guide, Ursula. The tour was informative as well as fun. Ursula provided the background of the arboretum and the local ecology, explaining... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Cycledad4
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Naperville, Illinois
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Naperville, Illinois
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We toured the arboretum with a wonderful guide, Ursula. The tour was informative as well as fun. Ursula provided the background of the arboretum and the local ecology, explaining the how and why of important decisions. We strongly recommend booking a tour through the arboretum.

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Richmond, Canada
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice trip exploring the gardens, bring good walking shoes ( not flip flops ) and some water. Way less crowded than Manoa Falls next door. We took the bus there from Waikiki and it was a great day trip.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the arboretum to enjoy being outdoors and learn more about the local plants. There are many confusing and hard to follow trails. The main trail (we think) was very rocky and there was minimal signage. There were some pleasant spots, but i can't say we got much out of the visit.

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1 Thank Pamela J
Indianapolis, Indiana
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Difficult to find parking right now, but well worth the trip. So many beautiful flowers and a great view of the valley. Off the beaten path and quiet!

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2 Thank JohnBon0713
Rochester, New York
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27 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

It is a peaceful place to walk and take photos of the extensive collection of tropical plants. The trails varies from wide to narrow but they are all well marked so you can follow along on the map.

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Madrid, Iowa
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

We ended up here because we missed the parking for Manoa Falls. So glad we did. We talked to the guy in the gift shop about how to get back and he talked us into staying. We only saw about 6 other people the whole day. Beautiful gardens and a lovely trail up to a waterfall that we had all... More 

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Villa Park, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

We stopped here before walking around the corner to Manoa Falls. This place was fantastic. Great hiking trails, nice waterfall at the back of the property (which no one was there unlike Manoa) and all kinds of birds. I believe the birds we saw were wild cockatoos, 9 of them. They were interested in us and followed us along the... More 

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Greater Grand Rapids, MI
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Tours cancelled for today due to rain. Not wheelchair friendly. We got there today & were told, "sorry no tour." Would be great if they had a daily update on their website so you don't waste time & $ getting here only to find out they aren't doing tours.

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Berkeley, California
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20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

If you enjoy lush tropical forest filled with flora and fauna this place is for you. Lots of fun and easy trails--good for kids, too!

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Chicago, Illinois
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97 reviews
72 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

We enjoyed our visit to the arboretum, but know now that we should have taken a tour. I'd hoped to learn something about the plants, but couldn't on my own, there isn't enough signage. The trails are good with one major easy path and other trails that intersect with it. This is a good place to walk if you aren't... More 

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