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Lyon Arboretum tickets

Gate Prices Adult $5.00
Child (3-12) $5.00

The Lyon Arboretum hosts nearly 34,000 visitors each year who come to the grounds to participate in educational activities, get involved with community fun, or simply wander around to look at all of the dazzling plants that are on display. Although the Lyon Arboretum is home to other forms of life, it's major emphases are tropical plants and native Hawaiian plants. The Lyon Arboretum is currently home to a world-renowned collection of more than 5,000 tropical plant species.

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 the grounds often serve as an outdoor laboratory local students. The Lyon Arboretum opened to the public in 1972 and it's 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.”

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Getting In

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


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


Sundays and major U.S. holidays.


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 Rd. 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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