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Banyan Drive: Tours & Tickets

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Reviewed 23 July 2019

Hilo as a town is a pleasant surprise: it's historic, it's beautiful, and it's verdant. It rains a lot, leading to beautiful greenery everywhere with parks and trails galore. One such area is Banyan Tree Drive; a planned road around which many of the major...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank vegates
Reviewed 23 June 2019

While driving through Hilo, the detour to check out Banyan Drive is worth the 5-10 minutes to view the impressive rows of trees, many of the named or dedicated to famous personalities who have visited the city.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank dunadan
Reviewed 10 March 2019

The trees are interesting if you're not familiar with them. Lots of shady spots. Nice walking around.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 25 February 2019 via mobile

This is a beautiful drive. Each banyan tree has a plaque with the name of the famous person who planted the tree. It is worth the stop if you are in the area and have a few minutes.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 1216SaraG
Reviewed 6 February 2019

Worth a 10-minute drive-by, Banyan Drive is a unique, historic aspect of Hilo. The signs showing the people who planted the trees should be redone. Many are difficult to read or missing altogether.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank TravelQueen1107
Reviewed 6 January 2019 via mobile

A line of banyan trees planted by the famous and not do famous along Banyan Drive. It's really neat to read the signs in front of the trees, which list you planted the trees, from Presidents to local. A piece of living history.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 10 October 2018

I spent a month here at one of the condos and this drive is majestic, spooky and humbling. What a great tree and an unforgettable drive..

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank michael h
Reviewed 19 May 2018

Another famous insight into history where these magnificent trees, planted over time by famous/infamous people are like stepping into a prehistoric movie. Strangely though, the weirdest thing on Banyan Drive were the cats that disappear down the drain and pop out the other side as...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank MrKiller21
Reviewed 19 May 2018

This is a very interesting place to visit. It is a drive through some huge banyan trees that have been planted by famous people. It is worthwhile to get out of the vehicle and to take some time to actually get up close to these...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank trainfan2000
Reviewed 2 May 2018

Banyan Drive is on the water front of Hilo on the Big Island, Hawaii. These are immense tropical trees with dense aerial roots and huge canopies. They set the scene for a visit to this marvelous island with its bio regions ranging from wet tropics...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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