Road to Hana Magnet
Today, the three-hour drive to Hana is a popular tourist attraction, famous for its rich cultural history and exquisite natural landscapes. In 1962, the Hana Highway formed when 52 miles of land were paved to connect Kahului in east Maui to Hana. Although 56 one-lane bridges and 617 curves in the road make the highway a famed tourist attraction, the historical sites along the drive are a window into Maui’s cultural past. Popular sites include the cave where the wife of Hawaii’s King Kamehameha I, Queen Ka’ahumanu, was birthed, and the grave and home of Charles Lindbergh, the first American aviator to fly the world’s first transatlantic flight. Beautiful waterfalls, tropical gardens, unique Hawaiian shops, and intriguing historical sites reveal the renowned beauty of Maui along the road to Hana.