"Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden" Hawaii (Big Island) Things to Do Tip by GracesTrips

Hawaii (Big Island) Things to Do: 375 reviews and 910 photos

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Located on the Hilo side of the island near Onomea Bay, the garden is a tropical nature preserve and sanctuary. I won't go into detail about the story behind the existance of the gardens because I think you need to read for yourself and experience it while you are there. I will just say it is a phenomenal story and amazing feat that this garden exists.

Definitely worth the visit, there are steep areas in the garden to walk down and up so if you need assistance - they can arrange a golf cart tour for you. There is a gift shop with beverages and snacks but inside of the garden, there is nothing. So, you should consider at least carrying a bottle of water with you. There are restroom facilities available.

See more photos of the garden on my travelogue!

Open daily except for 3 majoy holidays from 9am - 5pm and current admission cost $15 per adult.

Address: 27-717 Old Mamalahoa Hwy, Papaikou, HI
Directions: Not to be confused with HI-19, Mamalahoa Highway, need to look for Old Onomea Road or Old Mamalahoa Hwy - east of HI-19.
Phone: 808.964.5233
Website: http://www.hawaiigarden.com/

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Sep 2, 2014
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