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Banyan Tree Park

Maui, Hawai'i

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  • Approaching Banyon Tree Park from a walkway, you get a sense of the size of the tree.- Banyan Tree Park
  • It's hard to imagine that one banyan tree can fill this entire park.- Banyan Tree Park
  • Prop roots stream down from the branches to add stability to the tree and allow it to grow to an impressive size.- Banyan Tree Park
  • The tree is like a jellyfish with thousands of tentacles hanging down from above.- Banyan Tree Park
  • In places the large branches are supported with wooden posts.- Banyan Tree Park
  • Climbing the tree is prohibited in order to ensure future generations can continue to enjoy this unique park.- Banyan Tree Park
  • Interpretive signs share the story of the tree, planted in 1873.- Banyan Tree Park
  • Come early during the week to enjoy the park in peace and quiet. By mid-morning, the park will be abuzz with activity.- Banyan Tree Park
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Pros: 
Largest banyan tree in the U.S.
Cons: 
Lack of street parking. Can be crowded.
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Region:
Maui, HI
Congestion: 
High
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
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Maui's oldest banyan tree is the magnificent centerpiece of Lahaina Banyan Court, more commonly known as Banyan Tree Park. Planted in 1873 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first Protestant Mission in Lahaina, the 8-foot tall seedling grew into the enormous tree that stands today. The tree shades nearly an acre of parkland. 

The banyan tree is native to India, but it thrives in the Hawaiian climate. Local residents helped shape the growth of the tree by encouraging the growth of certain prop roots with selective watering. Now, at least 16 trunks have grown in addition to the main trunk, enabling the tree to support its massive weight. This tree houses thriving communities of noisy mynah birds as well as other native birds and animals. Its broad canopy provides shade to visitors of the park. Prop roots droop down from the tree's branches, creating a natural maze. View the tree from many different angles to get a real sense of this unique landmark.

Several park benches and walking paths throughout the park make it a great place to sit and relax. On weekends, the park fills with activity. Art and craft vendors sell their wares. You will often find live music, dancing and seasonal festivals throughout the year.

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