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Kilohana Plantation Estate

3-2087 Kaumualii Hwy, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
808-245-5608
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Ranked #7 of 17 Attractions in Lihue
Type: Historic Sites
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Owner description: Built in the 1930’s, Kilohana Plantation is a historic landmark and premier visitor attraction offering visitors and locals a glimpse into Kauai’s... more » Owner description: 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! « less
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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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45 reviews 45 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We took the Rail Tour on the Estate. This 40 minute tour was educational and worth your time and money. If you have kids they will love the train ride and the stop to feed the animals. The Estate also makes a quality rum and has a restaurant and lounge. If you want to spend a couple hours broadening your... More

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Huntington Beach, California
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6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We just attended the Kauai High Centenial Celebration at the Kilohana Plantation Estate on 9/14/14 and it was a blast. We had an audience of about 400 guest reliving the glory and all of the accomplishments of Kauai High School in the last 100 years. A great celebration!

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Oro Valley, AZ
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

The Plantation is a wonderful place for for a fun and educational experience. I was attracted by their train which takes you on a 40 minute trip around the plantation. You will see fields with all the fruit trees, sugarcane and crops once grown there. And surprise!!! They make a stop and let the passengers feed bread to their pigs... More

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Houston, Texas
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95 reviews 95 reviews
34 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

After a morning of viewing Waimea Canyon we stopped here for lunch. What a great place to spend a few hours. They have done a wonderful job of preserving the original 16000 sp. ft house built in 1935. It cost $160,000 to build - at that time a fortune. Some of the rooms have original furnishings and there are great... More

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Midwest USA
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We not only enjoyed it, but the railroad train was also fun and enjoyable too. Gaylords is also there nad we ate there twice because we really enjoyed the food and the ambiance!

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Germantown, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

My husband and I spent a few hours here enjoying the train ride through the plantation grounds, then had a very nice lunch at Gaylord's followed by a rum tasting of the Koloa island rum. Would definitely recommend this.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I didn't find the train ride all that informative and the kids didn't care about the information but the kids (almost 3 and 6) loved the train ride and still talk about getting to feed the pigs, sheep, and goats. We also had fun walking around the gardens and looking in the gift shop after the train ride.

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Binfield, United Kingdom
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226 helpful votes 226 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

As we had to be out of our condo at 10am on our last day we came here for the rum tasting. Unfortunately anyone under 21 must remain outside and as I had kids that was something I was simply not prepared to do. We had a look in the shop but it was pretty tacky and overpriced. Then realised... More

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Waldorf, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I went there for the Kalamaku Luau and we did the rum tasting. We learned about the history of Koloa rum and did I mention it was very smooth. They have a train that takes you around the plantation.

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Calabasas, CA
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We went to the Kilohana Plantation Estate and boy were we surprised and pleased with our visit! The 2 stores they have there are fun to browse in. One was connected with the train, and the other store was connected to the plantation and had a rum tasting room. My kids loved the train ride. Its a little overpriced for... More

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