Top Choice Historic Site in ʻUlaʻino Road

Piʻilanihale Heiau & Kahanu Garden

The most significant stop on the entire Road to Hana, this site combines a 294-acre ethnobotanical garden with the magnificent Piʻilanihale Heiau, the largest temple in all of Polynesia. A must-do tour provides fasc…
Archaeological Site in Olowalu

Olowalu Petroglyphs

A short walk behind the general store leads to petroglyphs (ancient Hawaiian stone carvings) dating back 200 to 300 years. To get to them, park just beyond the water tower at the back of the store. It’s a 440yd or s…
Historic Building in Puʻunene

Old Puʻunene Bookstore

This shack has served as a used bookstore since 1913. It’s a bit musty, but still sells books for a quarter!
Ruins in Kapalua & Northern Beaches

Honokahua Burial Site

Off-limits to the general public.
Archaeological Site in Ocean Baths & Bellstone

Pohaku Kani

That huge boulder with concave marks on the inland side of the road just past the 16-mile marker is Pohaku Kani, a bellstone. If you hit it with a rock on the Kahakuloa side, where the deepest indentations are, you …
Historic Building in ʻIao Valley & Central Maui

Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Company Mill

Fields of cane expand out from the Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar (C&S) Company’s rusty old mill, the last of its kind in Hawaii. Its industrial hulk looms high, belching smoke; if you smell molasses, they’re b…
Ruins in ʻUlupalakua

Makee Sugar Mill Ruins

Remains of a sugar mill built in 1878.
Historic Building in Keokea

Kwock Hing Society

This colorful two-story building (1907) was originally built to provide services to immigrant Chinese workers. Now on the National Register of Historic Places, it’s one of two such halls surviving on Maui, and conta…