Honolulu and Oahu Sights

Lyon Arboretum

  • 3860 Manoa Rd. Map It
  • Manoa
  • Garden/Arboretum

Published 08/07/2014

Fodor's Review

Tucked all the way back in Manoa Valley, this is a gem of an arboretum operated by the University of Hawaii. Hike to a waterfall or sit and enjoy beautiful views of the valley. You'll also see an ethnobotanical garden, a Hawaiian hale and garden, and one of the largest palm collections anywhere—all within a park-like setting. Its educational mission means there are regular talks and walks with university faculty. Docents give 60-minute tours weekdays at 10 am (call ahead to reserve a spot). There are also self-guided tours.

Sight Information


3860 Manoa Rd., Honolulu, Hawaii, 96822, United States

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Sight Details:

  • Tours $5
  • Mon.–Fri. 8–4; Sat. 9–3

Published 08/07/2014


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