Things to Do

Attractions & Historic Sites

Scattered among the beautiful beaches and mountains in West Maui are a great variety of historical sites and new attractions to explore. Whether you want to check out the various historical buildings developed during the whaling boom, or catch a show at the theatre, there are no shortage of activities to keep you and your loved ones entertained. Browse West Maui's best historical sites and activities below, and reserve your vacation rental through Chase 'N Rainbows to be at the center of all the action. 

Kahanu Garden

Pi'ilanihale Heiau is a National Historic Landmark located near Hana in Kahanu Garden, a National Tropical Botanical Park. This Heiau, or place of worship, is one of the most important of its kind in all of the Hawaiian islands.

outdoor shopping

Whaler's Village is an outdoor shopping, dining, and entertainment center near Ka'anapali Beach in Lahaina.

Road to Hana

The Road to Hana is a must-do road trip on Maui. Known for it’s winding curves, cliffsides, and spectacular views, the 64.4-mile Hana Highway connects Kahului to the town of Hana in east Maui.

Maui Tropical Plantation

The Maui Tropical Plantation offers an inside look into the agricultural past and present of Maui. Open daily, the Maui Tropical Plantation...

luau dancer

Luaus are the ultimate Hawaiian experience that anyone traveling to Maui should have on their to-do list. A luau is a traditional party with eating, drinking, and entertainment that goes back to the ancient times of Polynesia.

Iao Needle Valley

Iao Valley State Park is a must-see natural attraction in West Maui, and it’s easily accessible for everyone. Located in central Maui,...

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The Pioneer Mill Co. Ltd is a very special part of Maui's history, stemming all the way back to the 1860's. It was the first plantation to produce sugar commercially on Maui.

The Master's Reading Room in Lahaina
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The Master's Reading Room was conceptualized and built during the whaling boom to satisfy the needs of captains once they hit land.

The historic US Marine Hospital on Lahaina
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The U.S. Seamen's Hospital is a historic landmark that is home to some very intriguing tales. Businesses operate inside today, but you can enjoy the outside and learn about the history.

Entrance to the Wo Hing Museum in Lahaina
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The Wo Hing Museum in Lahaina is a beautiful piece of architecture with modern angles, ornate detail, and a very interesting backstory.

Historic image of Hale Pa'ahao Lahaina Prison
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The Hale Pa'ahao was Lahaina's premier prison in the 1850's, built out of necessity in the 1850's as a way of housing whaling sailors who got out of control while on the island.

Front of the Baldwin House Museum in Lahaina
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The Baldwin House Museum - the oldest standing house on Maui - is a treat for history buffs and those who love architecture.