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“Save your money!” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum

Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum
3957 Hansen Road, Puunene, Maui, HI 96784
808-871-8058
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Ranked #2 of 3 Attractions in Puunene
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Barnhartvale
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“Save your money!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014 via mobile

Costs $7 per person. I could have got the same information off the internet. They don't even let you taste the sugar cane. After viewing a few historic photos, most of which had nothing to do with milling sugar, we sat through an old video of the mill operations. A few rusty pieces of equipment outside the building pretty well sums up the "museum"! Don't waste your money on this one!!

Visited February 2014
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Edmonton, Canada
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Interesting Bit Of Island History”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Located just outside of Kahului, it is easy to get to and worth the stop if you are at all interested in some of the economic history of the island. Admission is $7.00 per person, but I guess there is always a cost to keep these places up. There are some artifacts but we found the photographs and descriptions the most interesting part of this museum.
Immediately adjacent is the currently operating A & B Sugar Mill, which you can view from a drive around the perimeter streets, but it isn't open to the public... although that would have been a very interesting facility to tour. Unfortunately the mill exterior appears to be in very decrepit condition, but there were a lot of employee vehicles parked around it. Also on one of our drives past the mill after a heavy rain, the entrance driveway was just a soupy mass of mud... making one think that this facility is likely on it's last leg and they don't want to spend any money to keep it up (the Mill... not the museum). Kind of sad for what was at one time the backbone of the island economy.
If you are at all interested in the history of the sugar industry on the island... take an hour and stop by this museum.

Visited January 2014
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Gilroy, California, United States
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Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Sugar museum”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

If you have twenty minutes and 7 bucks each to throw away then this is the place to see. Otherwise don't waste your time. No photos are allowed during your ten minute self guided tour.

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Woodland Park, Colorado
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“History of island”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

Not big, not really a kid place, but for the older groups it is worth wild. Wild not take you more than an hour to see the whole thing.
Stop in as you pass by to other location

Visited December 2013
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Bridgewater, Ma
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“Maui Sugar Museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Lew & June visited this museum in Maui; and it was very interesting. It was a small fee and you walk around the museum for all the interesting history of the sugar beginnings. When you drive around Maui; basically all you see is fields of sugar cane; so you might as well learn the history of it.

Visited September 2013
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