Visit a Legendary Aviator’s GraveMaui
Charles Lindbergh earned huge celebrity when he became the first aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic. Having resided on Maui for a long time, he returned in 1974 to plan his own funeral; he was suffering from terminal cancer.
In the end, the aviator, who died on Aug. 26, 1974 at the age of 72, found a measure of peacein an isolated cemetery on the slopes of Haleakala 12 miles beyond Hana in Kipahulu. The cemetery is located one mile from the headquarters of Haleakala National Park. To find the somewhat hidden cemetery, look for the 41-mile marker sign on Pi‘ilani Highway. Drive past the fruit stand, and the road to the church will be on your left.