Whether your interests center in nature, spirituality, history, wine-making, or something else, Maui has a lot to offer. From the eastern side of the island with its funky health food stores and metaphysical stores, to the Lahaina/western side with its tall hotels and beaches that stretch for miles... It's all there awaiting your discovery.
Alexander & Baldwin Museum:
Pu’unene Ave. and Hansen Rd., in Pu’unene.
Artifacts about Maui’s sugar industry, scale models of the original Alexander & Baldwin sugar mill, exhibits about the sugar-making process.
Open 9:30-4:30 Mon.-Sat. Admission: $3.00 adults, $1.50 children. (808) 871-8058.
Atlantis Submarine Museum:
505 Front St., Lahaina.
Old photographs and drawings, exhibits of underwater technology, from early times to present day. Open daily, 8-6; free. (808) 667-6604.
Bailey House Museum:
2375-A Main St., Wailuku.
Home of missionary Edward Bailey, built 1833 to 1850. Museum of Hawaiian and missionary history.
Open 10am-4.30pm, Mon. Fri. Admission: $3.00 adults, $1.00 children. (808) 244-3326.
Front St. and Dickenson St., Lahaina.
Former home of missionary Dwight Baldwin, built in 1838. Museum filled with original furnishings and photographs.
Open daily, 9-4.30. Admission: $3.00. (808) 661-3262.
Brig - Carthaginian II:
Anchored in the Lahaina Harbor in Lahaina.
Replica of the 19th-century ship that brought the first missionaries to the islands. Museum with exhibits on whales and whaling.
Hours: 9-4:30 daily. Admission $3.00. (808) 661-3262.
Hale Pa'ahao: Lahaina Prison:
Prison St. and Waine’e St., in Lahaina.
Old stone jail built in 1854.
Open daily, 9-5. Free.
Haleakala National Park:
Haleakala Hwy. to Hwy. 377 to Haleakala Crater Rd.
Visitors Center with exhibits on the geology and history of Haleakala, a 27,000-acre park, and Mt. Haleakala, the largest dormant volcano in the world.
Admission: $4.00 per car, buses & hikers $2.00 per person. (808) 572-7749.
Hana Cultural Center:
Uakea Rd., Hana.
Museum with Hawaiian artifacts, including quilts, bowls, and historic photographs.
Open daily, 10-4. Suggested donation: $2.00. (808) 248-8622.
Hana Hwy., Hana.
70-acre drive through botanical garden with Hawaiian plants, flowers and fruit trees.
Open 10-4 daily. Admission: $2.00 per person. (808) 248-8274.
Hui Noeau Visual Arts Center:
Baldwin Ave in Makawao.
Formerly the home of Henry and Ethel Baldwin and built in 1917. Features art shows, workshops, and classes.
Gallery hours: 10-4, Tues.-Sun. (808) 572-6560.
Iao Valley Park & Iao Needle:
End of lao Valley Rd., 3 miles west of Wailuku.
The Iao Needle is a 1,200-foot, moss-covered stone spire, which is one of the most photographed sights in Maui.
Ala Moana St. in Lahaina.
Features large bronze Buddha statue commemorating the arrival of the first Japanese imigrants to Hawaii, in 1868.
Main St. and High St. in Wailuku.
Built in 1837 and named for Queen Ka’ahumanu, one of Maui’s first converts to Christianity.
Offers Hawaiian services on Sundays.
Hana Hwy. to Ulaino Rd., 3 miles north of Hana.
Part of the National Tropical Botanical Garden. 126-acres. Visitor center offering guidebooks for self-guided tours.
Open 10am-2pm, Tues.-Sat. Admission: $5.00 adults, children free.
Kepaniwai Heritage Gardens:
lao Valley Rd., west of Wailuku.
Features art and architecture from Hawaii’s cultural diversity. Included is a Hawaiian grass hut, Chinese, Filipino and Korean dwellings, a Japanese pagoda, a Portuguese villa, and a New England salt-box.
Hana Hwy. 18 miles northwest of Hana.
Indigenous Hawaiian plants and trees, as well as introduced and cultivated trees & plants. Representation of Hawaiian rainforest. Self-guided trails.
Open daily. Free.
Kula Botanical Gardens:
Kekaulike Rd. (377) in Kula.
Features Hawaiian flowers, plants, trees, and orchids.
Open 9am-4pm daily. Admission: $3.00 adults, 50¢ children. (808) 878-1715.
Maui Enchanting Gardens:
Kula Highway (37) in Kula.
8-acre botanical garden with tropical plants and native fruit trees.
Hours: 9-5 daily. Admission: $3.50 adults 1.50 children. (808) 878-2531.
Maui Tropical Plantation:
Honoapi’ilani Hwy. 3 miles south of Wailuku.
Well known tourist attraction featuring mango, guava, papaya, banana, macadamia nut, coffee and pineapple and sugarcane. Restaurant and a locally-grown produce market.
Open 8-5 daily. Free. Tour: $8.00 adults; $3.00 children.
Maui Zoological Gardens:
Kanaloa Ave. in Wailuku.
Features a small zoo, and a botanical garden.
Open daily. Free.
Built in 1857, including a jail. Now home of two art galleries.
Open during business hours.
Palapala Ho’omau Church:
Pi’ilani Hwy., 12 miles southwest of Hana, in Kipahulu.
This historic church, built in 1857, overlooks the ocean. Adjacent cemetery contains the grave of Charles A. Lindbergh.
Front St. and Hotel St., Lahaina.
Historic 48-room inn overlooking Lahaina Harbor. Built in 1901, it includes antique whaling equipment and 19th century photographs.
Seven Sacred Pools:
Pi’ilani Hwy., 10 miles S. of Hana.
Features natural pools, and hiking along the Oheo Stream.
Hawaii’s only winery. Established in 1973, it produces four different grape wines and a pineapple wine. Wine tasting.
Open daily, 9-5; tours every 1/2 hr., 9:30am-2:30pm. (808) 878-6058.
Tropical Gardens of Maui:
Iao Valley Rd., in Wailuku.
Botanical gardens, with native Hawaiian plants, and plants introduced to Hawaii.
Open 9-5 daily; admission: $4.00 adults, $2.00 children. (808) 244-3085.
Wailoa Church & Cemetery:
Waine’e St., Lahaina.
Built in 1823, destroyed and rebuilt several times. Hawaiian royalty and early missionaries are buried here.
Hana Hwy. 7 miles south of Hana.
Picturesque, 95-foot waterfalls, seen from the roadside.
Whalers Village Museum:
2435 Ka’anapali Pkwy., Ka’anapali.
Exhibits and artifacts about Maui’s whaling era. Displays on whale biology and different uses.
Open daily, 9.30 a.m.-10 p.m. Free.
Front St. in Lahaina.
Historic Chinese temple. Built in 1812 as a meeting hall for the Chinese in Hawaii. Museum with Chinese artifacts and exhibits, Taoist shrine, and a theater which features old 1898 films of Hawaii by Thomas Edison.
Open daily 9-4. (808) 661-3262.