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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

Built in the 1930’s, Kilohana Plantation is a historic landmark and premier...

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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Small-Group Kauai Tour Including Waimea Canyon, Poipu and Koloa

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Kilohana Plantation Estate

This was a nice visit since the day we went it was raining. It was fun to step back in time to see how sugar barons lived.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Dean M
Kirkland, Washington
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Swift Current, Canada
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Rum store and a free tasting. Can't get better than that. Gay lords Restaurant is fabulous. Very nice plantation setting. Train ride around the property. Stores selling local art and trinkets. Get place to visit. Right of the highway on your way through Lihui.

Thank Lindsay M
Kirkland, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was a nice visit since the day we went it was raining. It was fun to step back in time to see how sugar barons lived.

Thank Dean M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

These grounds are beautiful. Lots to visit. Train ride for a price. Rum tasting. Shops. Beautiful lounge in the main house with the best mai tais. Luau in the evenings .

Thank Monkeytoez
Marietta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Luau was outstanding and beautifully portrayed. The food at the Luau was great. The next day we returned to do the free Rum tasting.

Thank JMorgan92
Spokane, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We only stopped here for Gaylord's Restaurant. The food there was amazing and the service and atmosphere was great. We enjoyed the Ahi Tuna. I would come back just to eat more of that. The parking lot does fill up the nights the luau is going on, and its a tad annoying if the grass/mud is wet because your shoes... More 

Thank MahReeder
Port Angeles, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The grounds are gorgeous. There is a restaurant, lounge, luau stage, train, rum tasting, retail and art galleries, all an easy drive from the airport, if you have to wait for a flight and had to check out of your room early in the day. It is worth the stop anyway.

Thank DNWA
Seattle, WA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an old Pineapple Plantation complete with narrow gage railroad. We took the train first for a leisurely ride around the plantation. Then off to the Luau and show. Well done by all who participated. Great show.

Thank Halfmac
Lake Buena Vista, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kilohana Plantation is located in Lihue very close to the Kukui Groves Mall. This was a working sugar plantation until 1986 and the house was the largest in Kauai when it was built in the 1930s featuring 6 bedrooms each with a private bathroom. The bedrooms are now individual boutiquette stores, the living room is a cocktail bar and the... More 

Thank Tom N
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Train ride with information about the plantation very informative. Enjoyed the rum tasting. Fun to see the feral pigs. Good place for children.

Thank Rebecca T P
Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is very cool, has good tasting breakfast, can choose off menu or a buffet...Has gift shop... Very old place... Can do little tour here too... have horse and buggy ride too... about middle of island... Close to Mall...

Thank Kenneth G

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