The Abandoned Sugar Mill In Hawaii That’s Hiding Where You’d Least Expect It

Imagine Hawaii in the mid-1800s: statehood was a century away, the islands were united under the leadership of King Kamehameha III, Christian missionaries had recently arrived on the islands, the first coffee was planted in Kona, and sugar cane was king. Sugar mills were found scattered across the Hawaiian Islands and most have since been abandoned — including this one hiding in plain sight near Kualoa Ranch.

Have you ever driven by this abandoned sugar mill found along Kamehameha Highway near Kualoa Ranch? Share your experience with us in the comments below. And if you’d love to visit one of Hawaii’s historic mills for yourself, click here to learn all about the Haiku Mill and the magnificent botanical tours they offer.