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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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  • nice area for some shade or to eat a snack. The tree is beyond description. It is just amazing how expansive it is.  more »
  • This was a great shady spot. We thought it was a bunch of trees. It is actually only one tree that spreads across the entire park. This is a great place to take pictures and just sit under the...  more »
  • We sat here several times and ate the dole whip and shaved ice. Huge tree was a good photo spot. Plenty of benches.  more »
  • This tree is amazing! It actually is one Tree but has come up in several different places and it's connected above ground, it is awesome to look at it. You will find it at the end the Front Street across from where the shuttle will drop you off. You're not supposed to climb it but you know there is always someone who thinks it's cute to let their kids climb on it. They actually had musicians in the same area clean and vendor set-up selling little items under the tree
  • It's pretty neat. As you've read, the whole thing is one tree with the vines growing down to become their own tree trunks. I would say go out of your way to see it, but you are here and found parking consider making the stop.
  • There are probably less than 100 trees on Earth that are as awe inspiring as the great Banyan in Lahaina. Walk around and realize that all of this is one tree and think about the hundreds of years of sailors, Hawaiian royalty, whalers and visitors who have relaxed in its shade. Then do what you can to make sure hundreds more years get to enjoy it by not climbing, carving or pulling on it.
  • Probably the most famous on the island of Maui. Really nice views on the water. Many shops to visit and things to see. The art galleries are phenomenal, worth visiting and they are all free. Also the drive to this town from the airport is very scenic.
  • Historic, beautiful, kool, artistic. A little messy due to fruits dropping off the trees, but that's nature. These trees were planted back in 1850s, history plaques installed around them. Oceanside of the court has some historic buildings. Good place to chill and escape the sun.

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