Lahaina Banyan Court, Lahaina
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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Enormous tree in the middle of Lahaina courthouse square. It was so nice to be able to sit on the benches in the shade under this tree. Nice place to take a break from all the shopping and eating on t... more »
The park is near the center of the tourist area and houses the visitors center and restrooms. The huge tree takes up a city block and offers shaded benches for resting and taking in the sights. more »
Cool park in old Lahaina with the block completely covered by the banyan tree. Good place to sit and have lunch to people watch and listen to some of the locals perform their music. Sort of felt the entire square could use a good scrub down and cleaning, but overall it didn't distract too much from the ambiance of it all.
Really cool tree but my wife and I witnessed multiple incidents here involving the local homeless population, including a guy punching another guy with a knife in his other hand as well as a separate accusation and confrontation over stolen wallet. It definitely distracted us from the natural beauty of the tree. That said, we never felt directly threatened so it is still worth a visit if you are already in the area
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