Harold W Rice Memorial Park

North Shore & Upcountry

On a hillside between the Kula Hwy and Lower Kula Rd, this grassy park is a nice place to enjoy a picnic while soaking up the sweeping views of the West Maui mountains and coastline. A feral chicken or two might strut past. Restrooms on-site.

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5. Holy Ghost Church

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