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Akatsuka Orchid Gardens

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Address: 11-3051 Volcano Road, Volcano, Island of Hawaii, HI 96785
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Awesome Maze Experience

It was great learning more about the orchids since we have a couple of them already. Our tour guide, a guy with curly hair, was awesome and very knowledgeable. It was so much fun... read more

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West Jordan, Utah
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West Jordan, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was great learning more about the orchids since we have a couple of them already. Our tour guide, a guy with curly hair, was awesome and very knowledgeable. It was so much fun to plant our own little Orchids to bring back home to Utah with us. We shipped several other orchids back home and they arrived in perfect... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a stop on our day-trip tour of Hilo, Rainbow Falls, and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. It was a fairly quick stop, just long enough to enjoy and photograph some of the lovely orchids growing there, but not short enough for some of the kids who were not one bit interested. I picked up some nice-smelling hand cream in... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've always enjoyed our visits to Akatsuka Orchid Gardens...the plants are beautiful and the staff is great. Now they've put together a new exhibit about the cloning, cultivation and care of these special plants. Be sure to send plants home..we've done this for years and they arrive in perfect condition and thrive in our Oregon sunroom. We will continue to... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped in on our way from Volcano to Hilo and spent about an hour walking around and looking at all of the different orchids. The main portion of the gardens is free, but there is a $5 maze within the store where you can see an even wider variety of orchids. I think it was worth it. There is... More 

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Boise, idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pulled in by the sign, ended up spending an hour. Have always admired orchids, and being of the black-thumb persuasion would not attempt to grow one. To see them grown, the vast number of hybrids, and the history of the Akatsuka family was a great cultural addition to our Hawaii trip. Mahalo lovely people at Akatsuka! Thank you for sharing... More 

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Edmonds, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

The knowledge of our guide in the orchid maze was excellent. We found some beautiful orchids to take home, and helped us with one that we already had at home. We also followed your advice on dinner, and went to Ohelo Café in Volcano--and it was amazing! We got to sit at the chef's table and talk with the head... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Well worth a look if you like orchids or seeing nice flowers. They have a display area with hundreds of flowering orchids for sale and a small gift shop. Its free to look around. The orchid maze costs $5. More nice flowers and displays which cant be seen from the outside. Worth the stop to or from the Volcanoes.

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Amarillo, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

Stopped on the way to view Kilauea Volcano. Nice little break, bowl of free orchids greets you and explains how to wear the flower. Beautiful flowers in the main store, can take an Orchid Walk for $5, I didn't do this. Great souvenir shop, all price ranges.

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Tacoma, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

My husband and i visited here on our vacation to Volcanoes NP. I am a orchid hobbyist who never can get my orchids to bloom. The advice I received was worth the cost of admission alone. And my orchids at home are already doing better! The orchid maze was fantastic - so many to look at. Couldn't leave without ordering... More 

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Stockton, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Who wouldn't like to be here to see all the beautiful orchids and learn about how to care for them. This place is fantastic. Learning about orchids , how to grow and take care of them is entertaining in itself. And to realize that the plants can be sent direct to your home with all required inspections accomplished is a... More 

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