Where Am I?
The Ultimate Maui, Hawaii
The island of Maui is the second-largest of
the Hawaiian Islands at 727.2 square miles and is the United
States' 17th largest island.
are all well known Maui Hawaii Place
Names. I will give you some
information and you pick the correct place.
"Check Your Answers" at the end of the page.
1) I am a census-designated
place (CDP) in Maui County, Hawaii. My population is 12,296 at the
2000 census. It is the county seat of Maui County.
In the early
20th century I am the main tourist destination on Maui, though it
has since been eclipsed with the rise of the resort towns such as
Kaʻanapali, so much that there are no hotels to speak of in
My historic sites include
Kaahumanu Church (named after one of Hawaii's great monarchs,
Queen Kaahumanu) which dates to 1876, and the Bailey House, also a
19th century relic that is home to a history museum. There are two
ancient temples near me, called heiaus the Halekii Heiau and the
Pihanakalani Heiau. Both date back hundreds of years, and are used
for religious purposes by the native Hawaiians.
2) In Hawaiian, my name means
"cloud supreme". I am a lush, stream-cut valley in West Maui,
Hawaii. Because of its natural beauty and historical significance,
I have become a popular tourist location. The state park is
located on 6.2 acres at the end of the road (Highway 32). My
needle (Kūkaemoku) is a famous landmark in the state park, a
vegetation-covered lava remnant rising 1,200 feet from the valley
floor or 2,250 feet when measured from sea level. The needle is
surrounded by the cliffs of the West Maui Mountains, an extinct
volcano. One can take a short trail to a windy overlook. Park
hours are from 7 am to 7 pm.
I am covered in dense
rainforest, most of which consists of introduced vegetation on the
valley floor. The summit area at the valley's head receives an
average 386 inches of rainfall per year, making it the state's
second wettest location after Mount Waialeale. Much of this
rainfall ends up flowing into the stream. Trails in the State Park
run alongside the stream and through the forest.
The Hawaiian god Kāne is
considered to be the procreator and the provider of life. He is
associated with wai (fresh water) as well as clouds, rain, streams
and springs. Kanaloa, the Hawaiian god of the underworld, is
represented by the phallic stone of the theNeedle.
king of Hawaii prior to Pili, is buried here. Maui's ruler Kakaʻe,
in the late 15th century, designates me as an aliʻi burial ground.
The remains are buried in secret places. In 1790 the Battle of
Kepaniwai took place there, in which Kamehameha the Great defeated
Kalanikūpule and the Maui army during his campaign to unify the
islands. The battle is said to be so bloody that dead bodies
blocked the stream, and the battle site is named Kepaniwai ("the
damming of the waters").
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- Manning Valley
- Yuma Valley
- Iao Valley
- Cody Valley
3) I am a census-designated
place (CDP) in Maui County, on the island of Maui, Hawaii. I am
the largest community on the island, it lies on the north shore of
central Maui. I hosts Maui's main airport, deep-draft harbor,
light industrial areas, and commercial shopping centers. My
population is 20,146 at the 2000 census. I am the retail center
for Maui residents and there are several malls and major stores
(including department stores in the Queen Kaahumanu Center);
Where Am I?
4) I am a census-designated
place (CDP) in Maui County, Hawaii, United States. My population
is 709 at the 2000 census. I am located at the eastern end of the
island of Maui and is one of the most isolated communities in the
state. I can be reached mainly via my Highway, a long, winding, 52
mile long highway along Maui's northern shore.
Near me are
several swimming holes
5) I am known to the Hawaiians
as Mauna Kahalawai and Hale Mahina, form a much eroded shield
volcano that constitutes the western one-quarter of the Hawaiian
Island of Maui.
The Hawaiian name for the
mountains is "Kahalewai", meaning House of Water. Another name is
Hale Mahina means House of the Moon. It is believed that these
mountains are named for the Goddess Hina of the Moon.
Established in 1988, Puʻu
Kukui is the largest private nature preserve in the State of
Hawaii. Since 1994, the 8,661-acre preserve has been managed by
Maui Land & Pineapple Company in participation with The Nature
Conservancy and the State Natural Area Partnership. These groups
work together to protect the watershed lands of the West Maui
Where Am I?
- West Maui Mountains
- Volcano Shield
- Kona Heights
- Kingdom Mountains
6) I am a large bay in the
southwestern coast of Maui, in the Hawaiian islands. Several small
towns are located close to the bay, notably the town which shares
Where Am I?
- Maalaea Bay
- Sugar Cane Bay
- Dole Bay
- Aces Bay
7) I am
a massive shield volcano that forms more than 75% of the Hawaiian
Island of Maui. Early Hawaiians apply the name Haleakalā ("house
of the sun") to the summit area only, most likely because from the
west side of the island, the sun could be seen rising up over the
eastern side of the mountain. In Hawaiian folklore, the depression
at the summit of is home to the grandmother of the demigod Maui.
According to the legend, Maui's grandmother helps him capture the
sun and force it to slow its journey across the sky in order to
lengthen the day. In modern times, I have become synonymous with
the entire East Maui volcano.
From the summit one looks
down into a massive depression some 7 miles across, 2 miles wide,
and nearly 2,600 feet deep. The surrounding walls are steep and
the interior mostly barren-looking with a scattering of volcanic
cones. The potentially active volcano has produced numerous
eruptions in the last 30,000 years, including in the last 500
Where Am I?
8) I am the largest
census-designated place (CDP) in West Maui, Maui County, Hawaii,
the gateway to the famous beach resorts north of the community. As
of the 2000 Census, the CDP had a resident population of 9,118. I
encompasses the coast along Hawaii Route 30 from a tunnel at the
south end, through Olawalu up the CDP of Napili-Honokowai is to
the north. During the heavy tourist seasons, the population can
swell to nearly 40,000 people. Before Hawaii's annexation by the
United States, I am the "Royal Capital of the Hawaiian Kingdom" as
city signs proclaim. In the 1800s, I am the center of the global
whaling industry with many sailing ships anchored in at its
waterfront; today a score of pleasure craft make their home there.
I am the royal capital of Maui Loa, 5th Moi of
Maui, after he ceded the royal seat of Hana to King of Hawaii
Island. The focus of activity is along Front Street, which dates
back to the 1820s. It is lined with stores and restaurants, and is
often packed with tourists. Banyan Tree Square features an
exceptionally large banyan tree planted in 1873 to commemorate the
fiftieth anniversary of the arrival of the missionaries. It is
also the site of the reconstructed ruins of my Fort, originally
built in 1832. My name means "cruel sun" in the Hawaiian language,
describing the sunny dry climate. I average only 13 inches of rain
per year, much of which occurs from December through February.
Where Am I?
9) I am
a census-designated place (CDP) in Maui County, Hawaii. My
population is 1,375 at the 2000 census. I began as an Amfac
development in the 1960s, on my mile-long beach, on the western
shore of Maui, a couple miles north of the old whaling town. Since
that time, many more hotels and condos have been built both on my
beach and for several miles up and down the coast, and the whaling
town has turned into a tourist shopping Mecca.
10) I am a 294-acre botanical
garden located on the Hana Highway (close to the 31-mile marker).
I am one of five gardens of the non-profit National Tropical
I was established in 1972 on Maui's northern
coast, with rugged black lava seascapes, and is surrounded by one
of Hawaii's last undisturbed hala (Pandanus tectorius) forests. I
also contains the Piilanihale Heiau, a National Historic Landmark
believed to be the largest ancient temple in Polynesia. Dating
from the 16th century, it is constructed from basalt blocks and is
341 feet by 415 feet in extent, with a 50-foot high front wall.
Where Am I?
- Kahanu Garden
- Garden Helena
- King Kaduna Garden
- Miahuna Garden