Sights In Wailuku, Hawaii
What are the sights you don't want to miss in Wailuku, Hawaii? What makes them interesting?
Wailuku is a town toward the center of the Hawaiian island of Maui. It is a town rich in history and one you won’t want to miss on your trip to Maui. Here is a list of some of the best sights you can see when you go through Wailuku.
• Hale Hoikeike. This is one of the oldest homes on the island. It was built in the 1840s and was the home of the "Wailuku Female Seminary." At the time it was called the Bailey House, because Edward Bailey ran the seminary. But Bailey closed the seminary in 1849 to go work for a sugar factory, and the building became the Maui Historical Society Museum. The rooms have been restored, and this is quite a neat place to visit today. You can see all sorts of paintings from the era and note the interesting way Hawaiians built houses during those early years.
• Kaahumanu Church. This is the oldest existing stone church on the island of Maui. It was named after Queen Kaahumanu. She is known as the woman who brought Christianity to Hawaii. The original church was built there in 1832, but it was washed away by rain because it was built in adobe form. It was rebuilt in 1876 in its current form: stone.
• John F. Kennedy Profile. There is actually a spot in Wailuku that looks oddly like a profile portrait of the late President John F. Kennedy. If you go up the road toward Io Valley, you’ll meet the Pali Ele’ele (Black Gorge). If you look toward the large boulders that are portrayed there, look through a telescope provided there, and squint your eyes, you’ll notice a face that looks a lot like JFK. This is very easily seen.
• Iao Valley State Park. This is a valley park that has been deemed sacred since ancient times. It’s a good place to go swimming and enjoy the Maui mountains.
• Kepaniwai Park. If you take Route 32 toward Iao Valley, you’ll find this park that is dedicated to the people of Hawaii. This is the spot where Maui fighters lost in battle to Kamehameha. There’s a monument standing ther enow in name of all who died in battle.