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Waimea Valley, Haleiwa

4.4
#1 of 16 in Parks in Haleiwa
Experience Hawaiian nature at its peak at Waimea Valley, a huge area filled with a historical park including botanical gardens, waterfalls, and swimming holes. The area was once used to cultivate crops and orchards, including taro, sweet potato, and bananas. Today, the park boasts more than 5,000 plants from around the world, along with individual gardens dedicated to Guam, Madagascar, the Seychelles, and more. Swimming is allowed when cliff-diving exhibitions are not in process, or catch one of the hula performances. Use our Haleiwa day trip site to visit Waimea Valley on your trip to Haleiwa, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Popular spot for a fairly easy and gorgeous hike. Free parking and food for sale at the Visitor Center. Proceed to the ticket booth for entrance to hike to the falls. Along the way you will see flower...  more »
  • This was a very pretty location, seemed like you were out in the middle of nowhere but the rain forest. We got there just in time to get in one of the free guided tours. The young man seemed quit know...  more »
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  • Wonderful....beautiful place to visit! There is so much to see and so much information to obtain regarding the plants and trees A place to purchase food Nice, clean restrooms A wonderful gift shop. Lots of parking A shuttle bus for passengers that are not physically active enough to walk through the entire garden. I truly enjoyed my visit
  • Go for the water or go for the plants you will have a good time. My wife and I are nerdy and we went for the botanic gardens and spent nearly five hours walking around seeing the different types of vegetation well-placed name cards are all over to show you the names of the plants as well as a guide that you can take with you. There are stations along the way where people teach you about crafts and activities of the ancient Hawaiians we were lucky to meet a fun Auntie there well worth the time and money spent.

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