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Kilohana Plantation Estate

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Address: 3-2087 Kaumualii Hwy, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
Phone Number: 808-245-5608
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Sun 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Description: Built in the 1930’s, Kilohana Plantation is a historic landmark and...
Built in the 1930’s, Kilohana Plantation is a historic landmark and premier visitor attraction offering visitors and locals a glimpse into Kauai’s past combined with assorted island-style activities, dining and shopping. Ride on our Kauai Plantation Railway, winding its way through the plantation’s working farms and orchards. Learn about Kauai’s history, enjoy the beautiful views and stop to feed the pigs! Take the afternoon to stroll the grounds and explore the 16,000 sq. foot plantation home. Stop in at Koloa Rum Co. for a rum tasting or for a full “Rum & Dining Experience.” Visit the various artisan shops located around the grounds and both upstairs and downstairs in the home. Established in 1986, Gaylord’s restaurant is a Kauai tradition. Set in the courtyard of the estate, it offers fresh, island-inspired food and beverages for lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. Make lunch a part of your fun afternoon on the estate or make reservations for a romantic dinner. Memorable by day, unforgettable by night. Opening soon: A fun new bar in the Kilohana living room. Luau Kalamaku is Kauai’s only theatrical luau telling the story of the original Tahitian voyage to the Hawaiian islands. An interactive experience, it offers all the exciting luau features including an imu ceremony, torch lighting, Polynesian knife dance and of course traditional music & hula. Choose one or all of the features that Kilohana Plantation has to offer. Open daily, you’ll love the chance to see a piece of Kauai’s history while experiencing the best of the island today!
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The ttrain ride is not just for kids....but for the entire family!

This plantation was an extremely relaxing and fun time for individuals and families interested in history. The train tour lasted approximately 40 minutes, which included a stop to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 9, 2015
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Riverdale, New York
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Haddon Heights, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We learned about this plantation that has been in the family for years. They have everything from cattle to fish.

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Gold River, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Shopping is fun! Gaylords restaurant is lovely. Really old Hawaii feel. luau grounds adjacent Koloa Rum distillery there too!!!!!! fun! fun! fun!

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Jensen Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

With our fifth visit to Kauai, we finally stopped at the Kilohana Plantation Estate. This is definitely a unique plantation built by Gaylord Wilcox back in 1935. The large Tudor home, 16,000 square feet of it, is now shops and the famous Gaylord’s restaurant. It was interesting walking around. For some reason, the “Sweet shop” was never opened when we... More 

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

An old plantation mansion surrounded by beauty! Great place to take a date for that romantic dinner or a family day out to ride the train that circles the property. A new addition is the Koloa Rum tasting room, where you can sample the variety of rums made right there on the island. Delicious!

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Riverdale, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This plantation was an extremely relaxing and fun time for individuals and families interested in history. The train tour lasted approximately 40 minutes, which included a stop to feed the pigs, horses, and goats on the plantation. After the train ride, my wife had the opportunity to do some rum tasting at the Koloa Rum Tasting Room, and learn how... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

It is a fun stop over if you are doing a driving tour of the island. They have some nice shops for tourist browsing. The highlight here is the Luau and Gaylords. In the daytime, they have a train tour of the plantation. There is a stop along the way to tour the property, and a stop to feed a... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Fun for family and persons interested in history and a beautiful setting. I also enjoyed shopping for gifts there.Train ride is a good way to get an overview. Also did the Koloa rum tasting and brought gifts back front that too.

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Riverton, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

The luau at the Kilohana Plantation was very good. The show they put on was excellent and the buffet was broad in offerings and good food. With an open bar you have everything available for you . Took the whole family including my 4 year old grandson which prompted the train ride around the plantation which was very interesting and... More 

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Monroe, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We did the train ride & hike. Kia was our train ride guide & Tiny/Josh was our hiking guide. Tiny did a wonderful job. We had a wonderful time. We enjoyed the fresh fruit on our orchard hike. We also did the Koloa Rum tasting, their rum is awesome. Mahalo everyone.

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Aguanga, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The luau was fantastic. It was a great family venue with great vendors before the event started. The actors and musicians put on the best show in the islands!

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