Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum
It’s a bit difficult to miss the large, red caterpillar tractor sitting just outside of the sugar museum in Puunene’s plantation town. Until the 1960s and the boom of Hawaiian tourism, sugar was the island’s largest profitable industry. Here, visitors are able to take a small peek into the day-to-day lives of the era that attracted so many migrants from countries around the world. The laborers that came all the way from China, Japan, the Philippines, Korea, and Portugal contributed heavily to the Hawaiian culture we see today.