Haleakalā Crater, located in the southeast portion of Maui, has captivated visitors since the first, the Polynesians, arrived in approximately 450 AD. Over the centuries, this massive dormant volcano has served as the house of the sun, a cattle ranch, military training facility and observatory. It is also home to a plethora of native Hawaiian flora and fauna. Keep these 11 fun facts about Haleakalā Crater in your back pocket for the next time you visit this natural wonder. To truly experience the majesty of Haleakalā for yourself, book a Maui helicopter tour with Maverick Helicopters.