Mu­se­ums+At­trac­tions

Where Maui - - The Guide -

ALEXAN­DER & BALD­WIN SUGAR MU­SEUM This small mu­seum in Pu­unene show­cases how sug­ar­cane in­flu­enced Hawaii’s his­tory for nearly 100 years. sug­ar­mu­seum.com. Open M-Sa, from 9:30 am. 3957 Hansen Rd. $7 adults, $2 chil­dren ages 6-12. 808.871.8058.

ALI‘I KULA LAVEN­DER FARM Laven­der fields go on for­ever in Up­coun­try Maui, and at this farm it’s used in ev­ery­thing from home­made scone mixes to eye masks. Tours can be done by foot or on a cart. akl­maui.com. 1100 Waipoli Rd., 808.878.3004.

BAI­LEY HOUSE MU­SEUM Built in 1833, Wailuku’s Bai­ley House of­fers re­minders of the 19th cen­tury. The mu­seum houses Maui’s largest pub­lic col­lec­tion of an­cient Hawai­ian ar­ti­facts, which rep­re­sent ev­ery as­pect of life in pre­con­tact Hawaii. Open M-Sa, 10 am-4 pm. mauimu­seum.org. 2375 A Main St., 808.244.3326.

HALEAKALA NA­TIONAL PARK Haleakala Na­tional Park en­com­passes the world’s largest dor­mant vol­cano and 26,000 acres of dry forests, rain­forests and desert. nps.gov/hale. Crater Road. For weather re­ports and road con­di­tions, call 808.572.4400.

HUMP­BACK WHALE NA­TIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY VIS­I­TORS CEN­TER A liv­ing class­room on a beach­front lo­ca­tion in Ki­hei, the cen­ter is de­voted to ed­u­cat­ing the pub­lic about Hawai­ian sea life. hawai­ihump­back­whale.noaa. gov/about/of­fices.html. 726 S. Ki­hei Rd., 808.879.2818.

MAUI OCEAN CEN­TER This marine park is one of Maui’s top at­trac­tions and has been called “The Hawai­ian Aquar­ium.” It in­cludes a 750,000-gal­lon open ocean ex­hibit, with 2,000-plus fishes, live coral dis­plays, green sea tur­tles, en­coun­ters with sharks and rays, and a touch tank filled with starfish and sea urchins. mauio­cean­cen­ter.com. 192 Maalaea Rd., Wailuku, 808.270.7000.

MAUI TROP­I­CAL PLAN­TA­TION & COUN­TRY STORE This 60-acre work­ing plan­ta­tion near Iao Val­ley of­fers a fun way to dis­cover Hawaii’s rich agri­cul­tural his­tory. Take a tram ride through fields where pa­paya, guava, mango, macadamia nuts and cof­fee grow. Learn to husk a co­conut while on the tour, and visit the Coun­try Store for some home­made goods. Open daily. mauitrop­i­calplan­ta­tion.com. 1670 Honoapi­ilani Hwy., 808.244.7643.

PI­IHOLO RANCH Horse­back rides in the pan­iolo (cow­boy) tra­di­tion are of­fered by the Bald­win fam­ily, who have been ranch­ers on the is­land for six gen­er­a­tions. Share the fam­ily’s ex­pe­ri­ence in cat­tle ranch­ing while rid­ing in open range with sweep­ing vis­tas; also see many na­tive plants and indige­nous trees of Hawaii and the Bald­wins’ pre­serve and nurs­ery for the state bird, the en­dan­gered Hawai­ian nene (goose). pi­iholo.com. 3620 Bald­win Ave., 808.357.5544.

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