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Lahaina Banyan Court, Lahaina

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Occupying the site of an old fort, spans just under 1 hectare (2 acres) and contains several heritage sites on the  self-guided trail through the town's historical district. The star attraction of the park is a banyan tree, planted here in 1873 to mark the 50th anniversary of the first American Protestant mission in Lahaina. Now the largest banyan tree in all of Hawaii, the giant trunk and its aerial root system cover nearly 2,700 sq m (29,000 sq ft) of the park. Native to India, this banyan is one of 60 types of fig trees currently found on the islands of Hawaii.  Put Lahaina Banyan Court at the forefront of your travel plans using our Lahaina route planning app .
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  • October 4, 2017
    This is really interesting! Largest tree on the planet. While walking Front Street this is a most see visit. Lots of birds at sunset come to roost for the night!  more »
  • October 4, 2017
    This is a small park worth checking out across the street from the water on one side and shops on the other. The banyon trees with vines look like it’s something from avatar. Unfortunately a lot of ho...  more »
  • October 4, 2017
    The Banyan tree in Lahaina has several branches that rooted out creating the lush coverage from the sun. They hold markets in this park where you can purchase a variety of items (craft, pictures, jewe...  more »
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  • June 24, 2017
    Cool tree, it will take a couple of minutes to look at it. The town very crowded and hard to find parking beach it is by the beach. The town is your typical beach front town. Very nice.
  • May 13, 2017
    This place is always amazing with the Banyan tree! Watch out for homeless people wanting to take your photo, only downside. Close to shops and our favorite Bad-Ass Coffee company. Love this place!
  • June 23, 2017
    It's a nice court to relax. No swinging or climbing up the trees. Only if the parents keep their kids under control, you won't find children up on the trees. And selfie has empowered so much that you see big selfie sticks everywhere here. Nice shades under these big trees.
  • June 18, 2017
    Huge Banyan tree, so big that it covers the whole block. Small shops under the tree and live music. There is a lot of shade form the tree with nice breeze. Had an awesome time.
  • June 22, 2017
    It's okay. Nice place but its all about spending money. Unfortunately it's a lot of china made stuff repeatedly in a lot of the stores. But they do have some fine art and fine jewery stores.

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Where to stay in Lahaina

Despite its popularity with tourists, Lahaina offers relatively few accommodations, which boil down to rental properties and several hostel-like establishments with rooms available on a nightly, weekly, or monthly basis. If you don't have to stay in Lahaina itself, consider lodgings in Kaanapali, less than 15 minutes away by car. Other good options are the resort hotels just to the north of Lahaina, and oceanside campgrounds to the south.
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