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Lyon Arboretum

Lyon Arboretum

A $5.00 value included in the Go Oahu Card!

arboretumNew! Thanks to an abundant average rainfall of 165 inches, the Lyon Arboretum offers a tropical rainforest setting that is ideal for growing an enormous diversity of plants which is one of the reasons why the grounds often serve as an outdoor laboratory for school and university students and classes.

Arboretum flowerThe Lyon Arboretum opened to the public in 1972 and its collection now features heliconias, gingers, aroids, bromeliads, native Hawaiian plants, and one of the largest palm collections found in a botanical garden.


Here are what a few reviewers have to say:

“Too much beauty here–especially Inspiration Point. It hurts the eyes!”

“It’s a beautiful place and so nice to get away from the Waikiki bustle.”

“Gorgeous setting and beautiful valley with a lot of history. Great collection of plants and trees from all over the world including a native Hawaiian collection.”




And here’s a personal testimonial:

“Do it with Waterfall Movie Site Tours”

“… a great combination and use of our time since the Waterfall Tour is next door. Because of the free transportation from waterfall tour we were able to see the beautiful Arboretum. It is very serene and green.

The light rain was soothing and yes, we really did see a rainbow! I recommend the Arboretum as a great addition to the waterfall tour. The 2 tours together made great use of our time and we got to see some of the best nature Oahu has to offer.”

By: Do, from San Francisco on 12/20/2013

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Monday-Friday: 8:00 am-4:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am-3:00 pm

Closed Sundays and holidays.

Redemption Instructions
Please sign in at the gift shop located in the Visitor’s Center at the end of the parking lot.

3860 Manoa Road
Honolulu, HI 96822

Driving Directions
Take University Ave, past the university. University Ave. narrows and becomes Oahu Ave. Continue on Oahu Ave to a 5-way intersection. Soft right onto Manoa Road. Follow until the end, driveway is on the left.

Public Transportation
Take the #5 bus to Manoa and get off at the last bus stop. From there, it’s about a 0.6 mile walk past Paradise Park to the arboretum. Call “The Bus” at (808) 848-5555 for more information.

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