The nonprofit Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum is housed in the former residence of the superintendent of Puunēnē Sugar Mill, which the Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Company (a division of Alexander & Baldwin) has operated across the street since 1901. Its mission is "to preserve and present the history and heritage of Hawaii's sugar industry, and the multi-ethnicplantation life which it engendered." Also located in Puunēnē is the Puunēnē School, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
About three miles to the south of Puunēnē is the site of a former Naval Air Station (1940-1947),.
<gallery>Image:Maui-Puunene-Sugar-Museum.JPG|Alexander & Balwin Sugar Museum, former Puunēnē Mill manager's houseImage:Maui-Puunene-Mill-wide.JPG|Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Company Mill, view from Old Puunēnē Road coming from former Puunēnē... Read More