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Paleaku Gardens Peace Sanctuary

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Address: 83-5401 Painted Church Rd, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI 96704-8318
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+1 808-328-8084
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Tue - Sat 09:00 - 16:00
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We are a non profit 501 3(c) educational and cultural facility set within a...

We are a non profit 501 3(c) educational and cultural facility set within a 7 acre Botanical Garden. We recently added a lovely gift shop and free coffee tasting. We offer self guided tours with an affordable admission and discounts for seniors, military and Kama'aina. Gently slopping land,mature shade trees, and expansive views from Kealakekua Bay to Place of Refuge allow one to wander through beautiful tropical displays and manicured foliage.Unique statuary, petroglyphs and the worlds only Galaxy Garden done in rare hibiscus provide great photo opts!

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This was an excellent show of tranquility

Terrific and surprising place. Lots of Tibetian art work, specially sand paintings. The garden is laid out extremely well. The flowers were blooming in all kinds of color... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Andrew K
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Warren, New Jersey
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Warren, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Terrific and surprising place. Lots of Tibetian art work, specially sand paintings. The garden is laid out extremely well. The flowers were blooming in all kinds of color. Flower and plant maze was great to explore. Be sure to set aside an hour or so for this sight.

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Thank Andrew K
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Incredible flowers and walking and meditating space. Bring a lunch and enjoy the Galaxy Garden of flowers as well as Islam MEDITATION GARDEN AND variety of trees and bushes.

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Thank Schuyler T
Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a lot of history here and an education to be had. This is a state park so there is a $5.00 admission fee. There are staff that will explain what is there and what it meant to those who were there. Is it beautiful? Yes, mother nature and Pele beautiful since there is a large lave flow that... More 

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Buckeye, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is a treasure tucked away in the forested volcanic slopes near Captain Cook. We spent an hour and a half ambling the grounds, studying signs to identify different tropical plants, walking labyrinths, and simply sitting on shaded benches to try to get birds to linger long enough so we could try to identify them. The woman on staff... More 

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Thank BethCato
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Paleaku Peace Gardens is an interesting and informative botanical garden with yoga classes, a large library,  parrot, koi pond, lava tube with petroglyphs, a Galaxy Garden, shrines for many of our world's religions. Also, included in the gift shop are souvenirs, hand made jewelry, and knick knacks that are very reasonably priced.  The garden is divided in several different sections,... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well I just wanted to see a botanical garden, but was so glad to end up in these gardens. They are spiritually beautiful, the colour and vibrant feel is overwhelming. I loved the quiet reading room, just contemplated the mandelas in the big book!

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are looking for beautiful trees and flowers -- you will find them here. If you enjoy watching and listening to birds -- you will find them here. There is a sweeping vista down to the Pacific Ocean. I particularly enjoyed sitting in a natural 'sanctuary' in the center of a spiral of shrubs and flowers and experiencing the... More 

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Cortez, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

On our way to the Place of Refuge on Monday and kinda of taking back roads to get there, we passed this place, but it was closed. While we were waiting for our late night flight, we started visiting botanical gardens. The plants and trees were amazing with most having a sign indicating what they were. The place is also... More 

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Thank Bart3193
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Very peaceful place to meditate or just wonder around and enjoy the beautiful flowers and trees. The staff are very helpful and pleasant. Beautiful view of the ocean. While there, don't forget to say hello to Henry the Parrot.

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Thank Morris C
Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We happened upon this amazing place. With only one hour before closing, the staff recommended we return when we had more time. We are so glad we did. The 7 acres are filled with lush gardens, temples of all faiths and a panoramic view of Kealakekua Bay. While we were not looking for a spiritual experience, each of us did... More 

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