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Kepaniwai Park & Heritage Gardens

870 Iao Valley Rd, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793
+1 808-270-7232
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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.
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  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
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“iao valley” (17 reviews)
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870 Iao Valley Rd, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793
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+1 808-270-7232
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"iao valley"
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"covered picnic"
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"free admission"
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"different areas"
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"state monument"
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"various ethnic groups"
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"photo ops"
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"pavilions"
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"immigrants"
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"filipino"
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"stream"
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"hawaii"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 MaluhiaMaui
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Reviewed February 7, 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
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Reviewed January 27, 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

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Reviewed January 1, 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
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Reviewed December 25, 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

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Reviewed November 11, 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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Reviewed November 5, 2017 via mobile

Drove up to see the Iao Needle only to find the road closed. Luckily the Kepaniwai Park & Heritage Gardens were open. There are several picnic shelters along with beautiful gardens. We had a fun time walking through the different areas. There were sections dedicated...More

1  Thank traveling_with_kathy
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Reviewed October 22, 2017

Gardens represent the various peoples who migrated to the islands. The gardens report that they were neglected and recently restored. Some need more work than others.

Thank Reshaw37
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Reviewed October 15, 2017 via mobile

After a visit to the Ioa Valley it is nice to stop here and picnic before you continue on with your day. The breeze today was lovely and the picnic area is perfect. Then it is off for a walk and a wander. Very interesting...More

Thank Mari Anne H
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Reviewed October 14, 2017

GUIDEBOOKS URGE TOURISTS TO VISIT THE IAO VALLEY, SPECIFICALLY THE STATE MONUMEMT, BUT…. ….KEPANIWAI PARK is the OTHER attraction in the valley and actually attracts more visitors. Even if the guidebooks and online tourist sites didn’t urge a visit to IAO VALLEY, the sight of...More

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Wanda D
November 5, 2017|
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Response from Mari Anne H | Reviewed this property |
the Iao Valley closed but not the gardens.
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fastcat10
April 24, 2017|
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Response from mauimann | Reviewed this property |
It's open
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