Wailuku, located on Maui, is the seat of Maui County. Unlike the commercial center of Kahului, Wailuku has a small-town plantation feel centered around its Main Street. Several buildings in Wailuku are registered as historic places. It is also the gateway to nearby Iao Valley and Iao Needle.
Things to do
- Iao Valley State Park (about 3 mi/5 km W of downtown Wailuku on Iao Valley Rd). Daily 7AM-7PM. Known for the natural rock formation known as Iao Needle, the state park is also the site of several historic battles and the burial place of important chiefs. No hiking allowed in the park except on paved paths. Free.
- Bailey House Museum/Maui Historical Society, 2375-A Main St (just past the intersection with High St), +1 808 244-3326. M-Sa 10AM-4PM. Built in 1833 on the royal compound of high chief Kahekili, and the site of a female seminary and the home of artist Edward Bailey until 1888, the Bailey House now serves as a museum showcasing Hawaiian artifacts, period furnishings, and the paintings of Edward Bailey. $5, $4 seniors, children 7-12 $1, under 6 free.