Pick up a hiking trail map at the orientation center to explore Kahana Valley State Park, the only State-owned ahupuaÔa (land division that runs from the ocean to the mountain ridge) left intact from prehistoric times. The park includes archaeological si
Culture, History, Historic House
Located in a beautifully refurbished plantation superintendent's home, next to Hawaii's last operating sugar mill, the museum exhibits the history and heritage of the sugar industry and the multi-ethnic plantation life it engendered.
Captain Cook, Hawai'i
This 15 acre garden focuses on Hawaiian ethnobotany: the story of traditional Hawaiian culture and the plants that support it. See many interesting features in a 15 minute walk; exploring the whole garden and archaeological remnants may take an hour or m
Dedicated to the memory of HawaiÔiÕs first astronaut who perished aboard the Challenger Mission in 1986, the CenterÕs interactive exhibits and videos tell the history of manned space flight, physics and daily life in space.
AmericaÕs most celebrated battleship, on which the ceremony ending World War II took place, is anchored in historic Pearl Harbor.
Located on a 12 acre campus, the State Museum of Natural and Cultural Historyincludes permanent exhibits on Hawaiian history, culture and the natural sciences; rotating exhibits and interactive displays; daily demonstrations by folk artists and performanc
Art, Botanical Garden, Children's, Culture, Historic House, Library, Park, Specialized
The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, is the only museum in the state of Hawai‘i devoted exclusively to contemporary art. TCM provides an accessible forum for provocative, dynamic forms of visual art, offering interaction with art and artists in a unique Island environment.
The Cultural Learning Center at KaÔala is a greenhouse of the native Hawaiian culture. Through hands-on educational programs for schools, reforestation projects, cultural exchanges and educational tours, they teach native Hawaiian values, cultural and ag
Located on the campus of the University of HawaiÔi, the East-West Center Gallery presents five exhibitions per year on traditional and contemporary arts of the Pacific region. Call before you visit because the gallery is closed during exhibit installatio
In the heart of busy Honolulu, Foster Botanical Gardens is a 13.5 acre oasis of tropical plants, some rare and endangered, collected from throughout the worldÕs tropics over a period of 140 years. Adjoining LiliÔuokalani Botanical Garden was once the pro
This working bonsai nursery features all forms of bonsaiÑJapanese, Chinese and HawaiianÑtraditional and innovative.
Grove Farm preserves the lifestyle of the sugar plantation from the period 1864-1978 and includes the restored Wilcox family home, plantation office, workerÕs houses, extensive grounds and gardens, poultry and livestock.
Begin your visit to Haleakala by stopping at one of the three visitor centers: Park Headquarters Visitor Center near the park entrance; Haleakala Visitor Center located near the summit; or Kipahulu Visitor Center, located near Hana along the east Maui coa
Tour a replica of a traditional Hawaiian village, gardens, the ÒHana LockupÓ -- an 1871 historic courthouse and jail -- and a museum on the history and culture of the Hana coast.
Arboretum, Botanical Garden, Nature Centers
Self-guided tours of Lyon Arboretum's 194 acres will take you on trails, world renowned collections of tropical plants and specialty gardens set against the stunning backdrop of the Ko`olau Mountains. Guided tours (fee, reservations required) Mon-Sat.