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8 breathtaking garden mazes

By: Matt Hickman on Aug. 20, 2014, 9:22 a.m.
Dole Pineapple Maze

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Pineapple Garden Maze

One of only a small handful of permanent botanical mazes remaining in the United States, this tropical fruit-themed labyrinth is on the grounds of Ohau’s Dole Plantation, "Hawaii’s Complete Pineapple Experience." According to the Guinness Book of World Records, it's the largest maze in the world at more than three acres with over two-and-a-half miles of winding pathways and 14,000 native plants.

Sure, a potential anxiety-inducing stroll through a plus-sized pineapple puzzle may not be on the top of your relaxing Hawaiian getaway list. But, if anything, a visit to the maze is a good way to walk off those Lava Flows you guzzled the night before. It's Hawaii, so bring water and plenty of sunscreen. And provided that you eventually find your way out, save room for a Dole Whip as a celebratory treat.