I know that the idea of going to a museum when visiting a tropical island is something that many visitors never consider.
I feel, however, that the best travelers are those who take at least some of their vacation to learn about the history and culture of the place that they are visiting.
On Maui, you can view the living history of Hawaii from the time of its ancient alii and the years of the Hawaiian monarchy to the years when the island was the whaling hub of the Pacific and the years when the leading industry on the island was sugar, not tourism like today.
Be sure to take some time to explore Lahaina Town and its numerous historic sites, or perhaps one of the island's historic missionary homes, or one of its cultural gardens or centers.
For more information, check out our feature on the museums and historic sites of Maui.