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. 

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.