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Banyan Tree Park free

Front Street | Lahaina, HI 96761 | Official website
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  • Type: Parks and Gardens
  • Time to Spend: 1 to 2 hours
Overall Rating: 4.0 (4.1)
Value: 5.0 (5.0)
Facilities: 3.0 (3.0)
Atmosphere: 4.0 (4.0)
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Sitting near the courthouse and the harbor in the town of Lahaina on Maui's northwest coast, this relatively tiny park is centered around something huge: One of the largest banyan trees in the country. The tree — which was brought to the island from India in 1873 — rises more than 60 feet in the air, offering afternoon picnickers copious amounts of shade. The park also hosts a variety of events, including Art in the Park. Held every second and fourth weekend of the month, Art in the Park features a variety of local artists selling paintings and handmade crafts.

According to recent travelers, a visit to Banyan Tree Park doesn't take much time, but it's worth a stop. "[E]ven when there isn't anything going on, it's a great place to cool off and sit and people watch," said one TripAdvisor user. "The Banyan tree itself is so incredible." The park is also within walking distance of Lahaina's shops and restaurants, not to mention the Courthouse Museum and a variety of other local attractions.

You'll find the giant banyan tree overlooking Lahaina Harbor. You can reach this tiny town via the Honoapiilani Highway (Route 30) if you're driving; you can also get to Lahaina on the No. 20 bus from Kahului or Ma'alaea, or the No. 25 bus from Kaanapali. For more information on Banyan Tree Park, visit the Maui Tourism Board's website.

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