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Kepaniwai Park & Heritage Gardens

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“iao needle”(15 reviews)
Iao Valley State Monument, Maui, will remain closed indefinitely due to extensive damage from heavy rain and flooding the night of September 13 and early morning on September 14, 2016.
870 Iao Valley Rd, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793
+1 808-270-7232
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Iao Valley is absolutely gorgeous. It's geography is like none other encountered in the US. The Heritage Park is fascinating. The various buildings on the grounds represent the variety of cultures that have lived on and influenced Maui. Great historical perspective.

Thank Carrie M
Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

Came here on our way to the airport. So glad we stopped here! Beautiful gardens nestled in the Iao valley with luah , green mountain background. Loved learning about when different groups immigrated to Hawaii. We had great weather, a nice cool breeze filled the...More

1  Thank Sharon S
Reviewed 12 May 2018

This park is located just a short distance from Iao Valley State Monument. There are picnic cabanas located throughout the park and restroom facilities. In the heritage portion, there are memorials for Portuguese, Korea, China, Japan, Philippines, Puerto Rico and Hawaiian heritage. There is also...More

Thank SoCalOregonian
Reviewed 30 April 2018

This is a scenic and (usually) peaceful park. It's the turnoff to the left, just before the Iao Valley State Monument. It's got lots of picnic areas, pavilions and it's free. Also, there are unique diverse, cultural attractions to see along an easy walking path.There's...More

Thank ladydi50CA
Reviewed 23 March 2018

Quiet and peaceful park near Iao Needle. Free admission, great for picnics, beautiful plants, you can barbecue, nice stream and a small temple.

1  Thank Eric N
Reviewed 7 February 2018

Despite current construction and areas restricted due to recent weather damage we found lots to enjoy. The river is immediately nearby and was low during our visit. Because of this we were able to reach the trail despite the pipe bridge being closed. Use extreme...More

Thank Bonnie H
Reviewed 27 January 2018

Very cool stop, especially for those wanting a deeper understanding of the uniqueness and diversity of Hawaii. The park itself is beautiful. On a hot muggy day at the seashore, a visit here would provide a cool refreshing break. Cute little non-touristy town with shops...More

Thank dawn5432
Reviewed 1 January 2018

This place was really neat with multiple nationalities represented. They say don't go on the weekend if you want to avoid crowds, it gets very busy...but it's suppose to be a whole lot of fun.

Thank jeff p
Reviewed 25 December 2017

Small park is a tribute to various cultures that have settled the area. Attractive setting nestled in a valley next to the river (which was quite a torrent at the time due to a lot of rain) with landscaped gardens and paths winding among lovely...More

Thank michaelrM5717MD
Reviewed 11 November 2017

Don't forget your umbrella/rain gear. This area is one of the wettest places on earth. Beautiful park to reflect on history and cost to Hawaiian inhabitants and immigrants. Paved paths for short walks. Covered shelters for picnics with grills. Free parking and entrance.

Thank William S
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Wanda D
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Response from Mari Anne H | Reviewed this property |
the Iao Valley closed but not the gardens.
24 April 2017|
Response from mauimann | Reviewed this property |
It's open