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.