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One of Maui's most visited sites, the Iao Needle, will reopen May 1 after months of closure

Posted on AllSides April 19th, 2023
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After nine months of closure, Maui's popular Iao Valley Needle, or Kukaemoku, is scheduled to reopen on May 1. This time around, there will be one big difference: non-residents will have to book reservations for their visit, according to an announcement on Tuesday. Located in Iao Valley State Park in Central Maui, the monument closed down to visitors on Aug. 1 for the final phase of slope stabilization work and parking lot improvements. In 2016, heavy rains damaged the parking lot and many homes downstream, prompting the reconstruction. The park...

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