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Part of the University of Hawaii, the Lyon Arboretum offers 194 acres and a research facility.
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3860 Manoa Rd, University of Hawaii-Manoa, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96822-1198
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on a hike and we so stunned by the vastness of the flowerful beauty. We took so many pictures and never managed to see all of the flora the Lyon Arboretum offers. If you go in a group, you may want to park...More

Thank marklaura2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A wonderful afternoon spent here, walking through the various gardens. Make sure to take your insect repellant and apply it frequently though! The staff at the Lyon Arboretum were knowledgeable, friendly and gave wonderful suggestions based on my interests in native plants. Highly recommend a...More

Thank Iona W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic garden close to a waterfall hike. You will need good footwear for the hike though it is not too bad but can get a bit slippy.

Thank DavidandArti
Reviewed 7 July 2018

After hiking Manoa Falls, I noticed the signs for the Arboretum and came back to explore the following day. This is a beautiful spot to enjoy lush foliage, panoramic views (if the rains allow), and a waterfall (though smaller than Manoa). I much preferred this...More

Thank Ed11225
Reviewed 24 June 2018

This hike is deep in the residential areas past the University of Hawaii. The hike itself is about a mile each way, and at the end is a waterfall. The plant life is really amazing there. Obviously as an Arboretum, there are an exotic array...More

Thank Lewis L
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

The Lyon Arboretum is right next door to the Manoa Falls trailhead. It has almost 200 acres to explore. We visited a very small portion but what we saw was simply beautiful. Stunning plants, trees and flowering bushes going up the side of the mountain...More

Thank TravelerSG_12
Reviewed 28 May 2018

Plan to spend some time there. Not only is there great plants and flowers to see, but nice hiking trails

Thank ejbenstock
Reviewed 1 May 2018

There is a bus from Honolulu down town, which drops you near the Lyon Arboretum ( about a 10 min walk) There is an abundance of tropical trees, flowers and fauna and the place is well taken care of. An umbrella can be useful, showers...More

1  Thank Tariq Q
Reviewed 23 April 2018

We actually were shooting a tv show here, so I was able to walk around and check out how peaceful and tranquil this place is. An Absolute must before or after your Manoa Falls hike. So lovely

Thank angelina1813
Reviewed 10 February 2018

Was headed for Monoa Falls. Drove all the way to the falls and found this place. It also has a walk to a waterfall, not as big as Monoa, but the flora and fauna were all identified. The big treat was seeing a flock of...More

1  Thank kconover1161
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11 July 2017|
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Response from HeavyEd | Reviewed this property |
In May. there are sections in which you need spray, we had to return back to get spray.
Mermiad E
9 April 2015|
Response from Cmur559 | Reviewed this property |
Web site says 8 to 4 weekdays and 9 to 3 weekends
Glen A
18 February 2015|
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Response from Tamara P | Reviewed this property |
We also did not see any animals but could hear the birds. There is extensive ground maintenance going on to clear out overgrowth. There is someone at the bookshop who could probably answer you question. The day we were there... More