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Hilo Sights and Landmarks Guide, Hawaii

The city of Hilo is one of the wettest cities in this planet and it is one of the important tourist hot spots in the United States of America. It is due to the abundant availability of water that the city of Hilo has huge number of natural tourist hot spots. It is the lush green surroundings of this city which make it a must visit city whenever you are anywhere near it. The city of Hilo also has its own museum which is famous due to the huge number of displays that reflect the historical Hawaiian culture under one single roof. The city of Hilo has its own Astronomy Center for those tourists who love astronomy and want to expand their knowledge on astronomy.

Pacific Tsunami Museum happens to be a Hawaii based museum which was built in the memory of the sever Tsunami which hit the city of Hilo in the year 1946 and then again in the year 1960. This museum also has its own mission which regularly educates people on Tsunami and how they can be safe from such natural disasters.

Another famous museum in the city of Hilo is Lyman House Memorial Museum which reflects the awesome historical Hawaiian Culture. This museum has a huge collection of minerals, shells, and many specimens of Orlymanite.

Nani Mau Gardens happen to be located in the city of Hilo and is a famous botanical garden that must be visited if you are a plant lover. The garden is spread over an area of around 20 acres. The garden was opened for general public in the year 1972 and as of today this huge garden has around 2000 different plant varieties. This also includes every possible kind of flowering plant which is part of Hawaii. This garden also has around 2300 different types of orchids and over 100 species of different fruit trees.

Another famous garden in the city of Hilo is the famous Hilo Tropical Garden which is spread over an area of around 2 acres.

You can also visit the famous Pana’ewa Rainforest Zoo that is spread over an area of around 12 acres and it happens to be the only Zoo in the United States of America that is located in a rainforest.

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