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Nani Mau Gardens

  • 421 Makalika St. Map It
  • Hilo
  • Garden/Arboretum

Published 01/20/2010

Fodor's Review

The name means "forever beautiful" in Hawaiian, and that's a good description of this 2-acre botanical garden filled with several varieties of fruit trees, rare palms, and hundreds of varieties of ginger, orchids, anthuriums, and other exotic plants. It was originally planted by a Japanese immigrant. Take a stroll and stay for lunch. (Some locals like to visit the garden just for the affordable lunch.) The restaurant offers a daily buffet lunch plus garden admission package, with discounts for seniors and kids.

Sight Information


421 Makalika St., off Hwy. 11, Hilo, Hawaii, 96720, USA

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Sight Details:

  • $10

Published 01/20/2010


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