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The Banyan Tree in Lahaina is a top Maui attraction - photo slideshow

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Situated on almost an acre of land in the heart of Lahaina on the west side of Maui, The Banyan Tree is one of the oldest and largest Banyan Trees in the United States.

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It's located on famous Front Street in the historic whaling town of Lahaina, and is one of Maui's most popular attractions for tourists, visitors, and those spending the day on Maui from a cruise ship. Planted in 1873, the Banyan Tree has become a historical landmark.

The Banyan Tree is tightly situated across from Lahaina Harbor, where most of Maui's water activities are based. It's also across the street from The Wharf Cinema Center, a multi-story shopping and restaurant complex popular with both tourists and locals.

"The Banyan Tree is one of Maui's most important landmarks," says Elizabeth Boney, a nearby elementary school teacher. "It's particularly beautiful at night and during the Christmas season, when there's thousands of lights shining in just one tree."

Staying on the west side of Maui? Planning a shopping and dining trip to Lahaina on the west side of Maui? Spend some time wandering under the Banyan Tree. It's a unique experience you won't want to miss!

The Banyan Tree Park

869 Front Street

Lahaina, HI 96761

Tripadvisor reviews are a great way to see what others think of the Banyan Tree in Lahaina.

Yelp reviews also offer insight into the Banyan Tree attraction on Maui.

Location & Parking.

The Banyan Tree Park is located off Hwy. 30 on the west side of Maui. Take Prison Street or Dickenson Street toward the ocean and you'll dead-end on Front Street. There is limited free parking around The Banyan Tree Park. There are several paid parking lots located on both sides of Dickenson Street, and it's a short 5 minute walk to the Banyan Tree historical site.

Suggestions.

  • Spend a late afternoon walking up-and-down Front Street, shopping in the many gift shops, art galleries, souvenir stores, and many restaurants. Visit Banyan Tree Park and then watch an awesome Maui sunset at the seawall.
  • The Banyan Tree is next to the Lahaina Harbor. If you're taking a snorkel trip or going deep sea fishing, you will depart from this harbor. Spend some time walking under the Banyan Tree either before or after your excursion.
  • Grab an ice cream cone or a cup of gelato and relax on a park bench under the Banyan Tree.
  • One of Maui's best burger places is Cool Cat Cafe, directly across from Banyan Tree Park and inside The Wharf Cinema Center. It's a great place to eat and "people watch".
  • The historic Pioneer Inn is across the street from Banyan Tree Park. There's also a nice restaurant with a view of both Lahaina Harbor and Banyan Tree Park.
  • While walking along Front Street, enjoy a Hawaiian tradition with a shave ice at Ululani's Shave Ice. There are two locations along Front Street.
  • Have a craving for chocolate? Visit Hawaii Fudge Company on Front Street for some of Hawaii's best fudge. They also sell the Hawaii Flavors of salt water taffy from Big Wave Taffy.

Nearby Restaurants.

  • Lahaina Grill, One of Maui's best restaurants, is close to the Banyan Tree Park on Lahainaluna Road.
  • Looking for fresh fish in Lahaina Town? Kimo's Restaurant on Front Street is well-known for serving some of the best fish on Maui.
  • Captain Jack's Island Grill is also across the street from Banyan Tree Park, and has been widely recognized for their fish tacos and cheesesteak sandwich.
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