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WHAT TO SEE

AT LEISURE ON MAUI

Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum

3957 Hansen Road Pu’unene, Hawai’i 96784 Phone: 871-8058

Hours: 9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M. Monday-Sat­urday (daily from July to the end of Au­gust)

The former Pu’unene factory super­intendent’s house serves as a historic award-winning museum exhibiting photographs, artifacts and a working scale model of sugar processing machinery. The museum is located next to Hawaii’s largest sugar mill. Admission.

 

Bailey House Museum/Hale Ho’ike’ike (Maui Historical Society Museum)

2375-A Main Street

Wailuku, Hawai’i 96793

Phone: 244-3326

Hours: 10 A.M.-4 P.M. Monday-Saturday This 1833 missionary home houses a fine collection of Hawaiian artifacts as well

as missionary clothes and furniture. Admission

 

Baldwin Home Museum (Lahaina Restoration Foundation)

P.O. Box 338 Lahaina, Hawaii 96767 Phone: 661-3262 Hours: 10A.M.-4T5 P.M. daily A narrated tour of the 150-year-old clap­board private residence of the Reverend Dwight Baldwin introduces visitors to nineteenth-century missionary life. Admission

Brig Carthaginian II

I’D Kox 338

Lahaina, Hawai’i 96767

Phono: 661-3262

Hours: 10 A.M.-4 P.M. daily

This ninety-three-foot vessel berthed in Lahaina Harbor serves as a maritime museum, A video show on whales is shown

continuously. Admission.

 

Enchanting Floral Garden of Kula

RR1, Box696-B Kula. Hawai’i 96790 Phone: 878-2531 Hours: 9 A.M.-5 P.M. daily Ovei 900 varieties of plants—including tropicals, exotics and perennials—create a spectacle of color in this specially de­signed garden. Take a self-guided  tour, in the gazebo or enjoy a majestic view from the top of two ten-foot-high towers. Located on Highway 37, twenty minutes from Kahului Airport. Admission.

 

Hale Kohola Whale Museum

is Village 2435 Kaanapali Parkway

Lahaina, Hawai’i 96761 Phone: 661-5113 Hours: 9:30 A.M.-10 P.M. daily This 3,500-square-foot museum is de­voted to the evolution of the humpback whale and features “see-and-touch” dis­plays, computer terminals where visitors may punch up whale facts, a theater showing videos on such topics as the humpback’s migratory patterns, and im­pressive whale models, including a six­teen-foot model of a baby humpback skeleton. The gift shop offers everything from crystal whale figurines to the latest ecology books. Free.

 

Haleakala National Park

P.O. Box 369 Makawao, Hawai’i 96768 Phone: 572-9306, information on daily weather conditions, tours and programs. Camping sites are reserved on a first-come-first-served basis on the day of ar­rival. Advance reservations for cabins are required; call 572-9306 for more information. Cabins are assigned on a lottery basis.

Hours: 7:30 A.M.-4 P.M. daily

The “House of the Sun,” a mammoth dormant vol­cano, offers great hiking, camping and the best views of sunrise in the world. Hosmer Grove provides a perfect picnic area surrounded by euca­lyptus, cedar, juniper and spruce trees. Kalahaku Overlook showcases a garden of silverswords—unique plants found only in Hawai’i. A ten-mile drive from headquarters takes you to the House of the Sun Visitors Center with its interesting geological exhibits, and to Pu’u ‘Ula’ula Overlook, where panoramic views of Maui and other islands may be seen on clear days. Check the park bul­letin board for a schedule of daily talks

and guided hikes. Admission.

 

Hana Cultural Center

Box 27

Hana, Hawai’i 96713

Phone: 248-8622

Hours: 10 A.M.-4 P.M. daily

This quaint museum features displays of rare Hawaiian artifacts, in­cluding a 100-year-old fishing net, baskets, shells and quilts, as well as photo and bottle collec­tions. Donations accepted.

 

Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale Na­tional Marine Sanctuary

726 South Kihei Road Kihei, Hawai’i 96753 Phone: 879-2818 Hours: 8 A.M.-4:30 P.M. Monday-Friday This education/visitor center for humpback whales provides material and information about National Marine Sanctuary programs and the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary. Free.

 

Kepaniwai Cultural Park

Tao Valley Road

Wailuku, Hawai’i 96793

Phone: 243-7389

Hours: 7 A.M.-7 P.M.

This park features pavilions and gardens

representing the different ethnic groups

found in Hawai’i. Free.

 

Kula Botanical Garden

RR4, Box 288 Kula, Hawai’i 96790 Phone: 878-1715 Hours: 9 A.M.-4 P.M. daily More than 1,700 tropical plants—includ­ing many varieties of protea—can be viewed on a pleasant garden walk. Ar­rive no later than 3 P.M. to ensure you have enough time to view everything. Admission.

 

Lahaina-Ka’anapali & Pacific Railroad

975 Limahana Place, Suite 203 Lahaina, Hawai’i 96761 Phone: 661-0089 or 661-0080 Hours: 8:55 A.M.-6 P.M. daily Better known as the “Sugar Cane Train” after its former cargo, this 1890s locomo­tive shuttles sightseers between Ka’a-napali and Lahaina while a conductor shares the history of the sugarcane in­dustry in Hawai’i. Tour tie-ins with the Hawai’i Experience Domed Theater, a self-guided historic Lahaina tour and the Reef Dancer are also available. Admission

 

Maui Botanical Gardens & Play­ground

Kanaloa Avenue Wailuku, Hawaii 96793 Phone: 243-7337 Hours: 9 A.M.-4 P.M. daily The garden spotlights more than 150 spe­cies of Hawaiian Plants. Free.

 

Maui Tropical Plantation & Country Store

1670 Honoapi’ilani Highway Wailuku, Hawai’i 96793

Phone: 244-7643 Hours: 9 A.M.-5 P.M. daily Tropical plants such as sugarcane, pine­apple, star fruit, papaya, protea, anthurium and guava fill this fifty-acre garden. The attraction also encompasses a visi­tor center, restaurant and plant nursery. Free admission to the grounds; there is a charge for an optional forty-minute tram tour.

 

Tedeschi Winery

‘Ulupalakua Ranch

‘Ulupalakua, Hawai’i 96790

Phone: 878-6058

Hours: The Tasting Room is open daily from 9 A.M.-5 P.M.  Tours are held once each hour on the half hour from 9:30

A.M.-2:30 P.M.

This winery in Upcountry Maui produces champagne and unique pineapple wine.

The tour includes a history of ‘Ulupalakua Ranch and a fascinating look at how the

wine is processed and bottled. Free.

 

The Hawai’i Experience Domed Theater

824 Front Street

Lahaina, Hawai’i 96761

Phone: 661-8314 or 661-7111 for special

or group reservations

Hours: 9 A.M.-10 P.M. daily

Swim with humpback whales, soar through breathtaking Waimea Canyon, catch the sunrise over Haleakala and experience many more sights and sounds of Hawai’i in this giant domed theater that boasts surround sound. Shows are scheduled on the hour. Admission.

 

Whalers Village Museum

1135 Ka’anapali Parkway, G-8 Ka’anapali, Hawai’i 96761 Phone: 661-5992 Hours: 9:30 A.M.-10 P.M. daily A collection of more than 100 whaling implements and artifacts is housed among such fascinating displays as a six-foot model of a whaling ship. Half-hour films about whales are shown continu­ously between 9:30 A.M.-9:30 P.M. Free.

 

Wo Hing Temple Museum

Front Street

Lahaina, Hawai’i 96761 Phone: 661-3262 Hours: 10 A.M.-4 P.M. daily This restored Chinese temple, with a Buddhist shrine and a museum exhibit­ing photos and displays, provides a look at the heritage of Hawaii’s Chinese popu­lation. Thomas F.dison’s 1898 and 1906 films of old Hawai’i are presented. Donation

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