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Hawaiian Vanilla Company Tours - The 45 minute presentation includes a discussion on how vanilla is grown, cultivated, pollinated and cured as well as an opportunity to sample some of the delicious items from the vanilla kitchen.

Dolphin Quest - Feel the thrill of a lifetime as you touch, swim with and even kiss a dolphin! Let loose, laugh and have loads of fun swimming with dolphins in this tropical paradise.

The Panaewa Rainforest Zoo - Located in Hilo, on the Island of Hawaii. The zoo is the only Zoo in the United States situated in a tropical rain forest.

Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawaii - Since opening, 'Imiloa has served thousands of Hawaii Island school children, as well as children from throughout the State of Hawai'i in a number of educational programs including field trips, family workshops, after-school programs, Furlough Friday activities, robotics tournaments, and even overnight sleepover events.

Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Visitor Center - Come visit the factory, enjoy free samples and shop for a delightful array of island treats and gifts including the exclusive selection of MAUNA LOA products found nowhere else.

Nani Mau Gardens - Located in Hilo on the Big Island of Hawaii, has evolved into a treasure of the Islands with 20 acres of many-splendored tropical flowers and trees, pools and waterfalls and sun dappled paths. Here are orchids and anthuriums and native Hawaiian plants.

World Botanical Gardens - The largest botanical gardens in the state of Hawaii with more than 5000 species. Umauma Falls are acclaimed by most visitors to be the most beautiful waterfalls in the state of Hawaii. The rainforest walk may be the most peaceful place in the world.

Big Island Eco Adventures - This eco-friendly course is surrounded with lush canopy, beautiful waterfalls, and outstanding ocean views. The course consist of 8 exciting ziplines, and 2 bridges, including a suspension bridge.

Paradise Helicopters - See breathtaking waterfalls, active volcanoes, panoramic coastlines and wondrous mountain ranges on one of the best heli tours Hawaii has to offer.

East Hawaii Cultural Center - Exhibits contemporary & traditional visual arts by local, national and international artists. Theater, Dance, Shakespeare in the Park are some of the performing arts programs held at the center.

Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden - The Garden is located on the Big Island of Hawaii. In this garden valley, nature trails meander through a true tropical rainforest, crossing bubbling streams, passing several beautiful waterfalls and the exciting ocean vistas along the rugged Pacific coast.

Lyman Mission House and Museum - Features a superb collection of Hawaiian artifacts & natural history collections, as well as the restored home of David and Sarah Lyman.

Mountain Thunder Coffee Plantation - Here you will learn about coffee from bean to cup. These tours are the most individual, coolest, helpful and informative tours, which are often the highlight of any vacation in Kona.

Orchid Isle Bicycling - Offering a variety of full day tours or week long tours for all abilities and interests. Bring your spirit of adventure and say Aloha to the Big Island on an exciting bike tour!

Pacific Tsunami Museum - The museum features a series of in-house permanent exhibits that interpret the tsunami phenomena, the Pacific Tsunami Warning system, the history of tsunamis in the Pacific Basin, tsunamis of the future, myths and legends about tsunamis, and public safety measures for tsunami disasters.

Ellison S. Onizuka Space Center - This facility was established to commemorate Col. Ellison S. Onizuka, U.S. Air Force, who lost his life aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger on January 28, 1986 along with six other American Astronauts. The Center is dedicated to reaching out to children and adults to further their understanding of Science and Space through interactive displays and experiences.

Photo Safari Hawaii - While touring scenic locations, your guide will offer insights into the world of photography with creative photo exercises, a safari for light and the creative elements of the fine art photograph. This unique island photo ecotour offers a safe, enjoyable and memorable experience.

Hilo Tropical Gardens - Nestled on land owned by the estate of one of Hawaii's last princesses, Hilo Tropical Gardens, established in 1948, is one of Hawaii Island's oldest visitor gardens.