Maui Tropical Plantation is a beautiful space with a little bit of everything, and something for everyone. I’ve only been here once to officially tour the space. The kids had a field trip, and we road the train, fed the ducks, and somewhere along the line, someone managed to catch a tiny little fish in a sandwich bag. Bob has been a great pet ever since.
The other bajillion times I’ve been to the Plantation have been for events. It seems like every politician in the county likes to use the Plantation’s event space for a fundraiser, and I’m not complaining. It’s a beautiful setting, especially at night when it’s lit up and hopping with happy party-goers. I even wound up at the plantation as a tour guide once. A company was bringing in 500 guests and they all wanted to go on agriculture tours of Maui. They needed someone to talk about farms on a PA system in a bus for a day. Ummm, you’re going to PAY me to talk about my favorite subject to a captive audience?! Where do I sign? Puka Shell Tour Guide at your service!
One of the things I love the most about the plantation is the huge windmill. It reminds me of the one that my father-in-law planted in the middle of a pond on his farm in Iowa.
And you better believe we jump off of that thing!
Somehow, my trip to the Tropical Plantation ended up in Iowa.