It's a 3-mile drive through macadamia nut orchards before you reach the visitor center of this factory, where you can learn how the islands’ favorite nut is grown and processed. (It’s best to visit weekdays, when the actual husking, drying, roasting, and candy-making takes place; otherwise, you can watch short videos at each station.) The gift shop—mobbed when tour buses are in the parking lot—offers free samples and predictable souvenirs; a few items, such as Maunaloa chocolate-dipped macadamia nut shortbread, appear to be exclusive.
Hawaii (The Big Island)
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Maunaloa Macadamia Nut Factory
16-701 Macadamia Nut Rd, Keaau (5 miles from Hilo, 20 miles from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park)
Our Rating Hours Daily 8:30am–5pm (factory closed weekdays and holidays). Phone 888/628-6256 or 808/966-8618 Prices Free admission; self-guided factory tours Web site Maunaloa Macadamia Nut Factory Other Heading south from Hilo on Hwy. 11, turn left on Macadamia Nut Rd. and head 3 miles to factory
Map16-701 Macadamia Nut Rd, Keaau Hawaii (The Big Island)
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