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Big Island Sights

Banyan Drive

  • 93 Banyan Dr. Map It
  • Hilo
  • Scenic Drive/Tour

Updated 03/04/2015

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More than 50 enormous banyan trees with aerial roots dangling from their limbs were planted some 60 to 70 years ago by visiting celebrities. Names such as Amelia Earhart and Franklin Delano Roosevelt can be seen on plaques affixed to the trees. A scenic loop beginning at the Hilo Naniloa Resort makes a nice walk, especially in the evening when thousands of mynah birds roost.

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93 Banyan Dr., Hilo, Hawaii, 96720, United States

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Updated 03/04/2015


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Jun 28, 2008


Make a morning or afternoon out of strolling the Lili'uokalani Gardens and walking down Banyan Drive. Stop and get your feet wet at the tide pools. A nice time for the kids too.

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May 8, 2007

Worth it if you're nearby

Nothing to go out of your way to see, but if you're near there, it's worth a drive. Popular with locals.

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