This leafy landmark (the largest in Hawaii), marks the center of Lahaina. Remarkably, it sprawls across the entire square. Planted as a seedling on April 24, 1873, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of missionaries in Lahaina, the tree has become a virtual forest unto itself, with 16 major trunks and scores of horizontal branches reaching across the better part of an acre. The square was recently given a major restoration, that fixed the paving tiles and fixed the teak benches.

Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours activity

Maui Whale Watch Cruise

$32

The songs of thousands of mynah birds keep things lively at night. Most weekends artists and craftsmen set up booths beneath the tree’s shady canopy.