The island of Lāna‘i doesn’t have a single stoplight and is home to a population of only 3,100 people. Where better, then, to fi nd small-town charm than LĀNA‘I CITY
s main square? Marked by tall pine trees and a grassy park, Lāna‘i City boasts shops, a visitor center and numerous eateries. Head to LĀNA‘I ART CENTER to see works by numerous artists, all of them island residents. In fact, while you’re at it, just make a loop and check out all of the galleries, cafés, restaurants and boutiques located around the square. You can even catch a fl ick at the island’s only playhouse, a historic 1920s building.
At the center of the square is DOLE PARK , which has tables and a community center perfect for a picnic or family gathering. Also found at the park are several WAR MEMORIALS honoring soldiers who fought in WWII and the Korean War.
The park also was created in the early ’20s, around the same time an important part of island history was established on Lāna‘i — DOLE PINEAPPLE PLANTATION VILLAGE , where thousands of workers lived during the heyday of Hawai‘i pineapple production.