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Serene park preserving native culture Moanalua Gardens - Park in Honolulu, United States

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2850 Moanalua Rd A, Honolulu, HI 96819, United States



+1 808-425-8790

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4.20 (1942 reviews)

Working Hours

  • Saturday: 8am to 5:30pm
  • Sunday: 8am to 5:30pm
  • Monday: 8am to 5:30pm
  • Tuesday: 8am to 5:30pm
  • Wednesday: 8am to 5:30pm
  • Thursday: 8am to 5:30pm
  • Friday: 8am to 5:30pm


  • Amenities
    • Good for kids
  • Accessibility
    • Wheelchair accessible entrance
    • Wheelchair accessible parking lot


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  • 5Crystal F. 3 years ago
    Beautiful!! I can't think of a more pleasant and picturesque place for a picnic or to read a book. Admission was $1 per person. Not super organized, but it is definitely gorgeous and peaceful. Large garden, with former king's summer cottage (not open). Impeccable grass here, very similar to a golf course, with many massive trees. Recommend so highly!! No pets.

  • 5Tricia D. 1 year ago
    Please open! We miss visiting the gardens! It is May 1 - tourism numbers are solid, people are vaccinated, outdoor areas are safer and in high demand. Kids and parents are restless and looking for space to enjoy. The other posts are confusing. There are a few posts that makes it appear that the gardens are open but the website says closed πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

  • 5Ellie Snyder (. 3 years ago
    Lovely place for a picnic and a peaceful walk. As long as there aren't any tour buses as it becomes a very different/lesson pleasant place. Fairly cheap. Discounts available some as low as $1. Bathroom,benches and trash cans. Lots of walking bring water. Cute little store where you pay. There are fish,ducks chickens etc but you cannot feed them here.

  • 5rebecca s. 4 years ago
    Well manicured, beautiful gardens for our family to enjoy a casual afternoon outside feeding the ducks at the koi pond, playing tag & hide & seek and enjoy a picnic. Loved it!

  • 5S N. 4 years ago
    A hidden gem! You'd never know you are right next to the freeway. This beautifully landscaped park is known for huge tree canopies but also features serene ponds filled with fish (even a few koi) ..and beautiful shady spots to picnic or relax. If you're with kids, pick up a cup of fish food at the little gift shop before heading to the pond!

  • 5Raynell L. 4 months ago
    Such a beautiful place to hang out and have lunch. So relaxing and the beautiful surroundings just makes for a great day spent with family and friend. No bbqing in the park but you can bring you bentonite and enjoy the day.

  • 4J F. 3 years ago
    You can see these giant trees from the highway so we stopped by during vacation to take a closer look. Amazing how big they are. We're visiting family from the mainland, so it's nice to see some unique birds and trees. Lots of Japanese tourists since its own/maintained by Hitachi

  • 4Kennedy Dunn, S. 3 years ago
    30Aug19. This garden has beautiful places for taking pictures. There is an open field right in the middle of the garden that is quite large for running and enjoying nature. There are arrangements for sitting for that one perfect picture. There is a nominal fee to enter the garden. Great place to have a wedding..

  • 4Martin K. 3 years ago
    Lovely place to enjoy some shade and relax in the afternoon. There are lots of these big monkeypod trees. They are really unique!! Nice for a photo and we snoozed a little on the grass. It was a smallish area, not a big garden but more of an open space. Families and kids will enjoy it. Go there and take an hour to chill.

  • 3Bob A. 2 years ago
    Moanalua Gardens is beautiful - lots of open space (lawn/grass) and some gorgeous trees including a HUGE monkey pod tree. Flowers, not so much. There are several interesting buildings including a Japanese tea house, and King Kamehameha V's summer cottage and a very ornate 1903 Chinese Hall. There is a koi pond, and lots of water fowl that are very comfortable around humans, but they don't bite (at least they didn't bite me). It is very open and though there were a few busloads of tourists while we were there, we wandered around without any problems - never felt crowded. There was also a major woodshow there when we were there that was interesting and had some really nice wood art. There's not a lot to do or see, and admission isn't much either ($1 for military). It really is worth a visit, but the kids will hate you if you're taking them away from the beach or the pool.

  • 2Alex M. 4 years ago
    Nothing to see here for $3/person. Don' be fooled by online pics. You can see similar but fewer trees for FREE 100ft away at a public park. The pond is absolutely filthy and smells bad, can't see any fish, but you can cover your shoes in duck droppings. If you don't stop for anything (not that you will have to stop for anything besides taking a picture of a couple giant trees) it should take no more than 5-10 min to see the whole park. Kids under 12 y.o. are admitted for free, adults are $3/person. We moved here couple weeks ago and the staff automatically assumes my wife and I are tourists, so they charge us $3/each vs $1 for residents without checking (no big deal, one more reason not to come back here).

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Last updated: 2023-01-07