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    The Lyonn Arboretum is the only tropical facility belonging to any university in the United States and has an extensive tropical plant collection while emphasizing native Hawaiian plants. Check out our complete list of the top 25 colleges for Outside readers.

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    The University of Hawaii has three main campuses with the largest and flagship located at Manoa.

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    Outdoor Recreation

    The Manoa campus offers, in addition to its athletics programs, recreational activities and intramural sports.

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    Physical Education

    Students can take a variety of physical education courses ranging from tennis to outdoor recreation management.

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    By virtue of location, students have the opportunity to sail, kayak, and snorkel in some of the nicest water in the country.

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