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Kilohana Plantation Estate

Address: 3-2087 Kaumualii Hwy, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
Phone Number: 808-245-5608
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Ranked #4 of 7 Attractions in Lihue
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Owner description: Built in the 1930’s, Kilohana Plantation is a historic landmark and premier visitor attraction...
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Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Hours:
Sun 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 9:30 pm
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!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Kilohana was probably the most touristy thing my wife and I did on our honeymoon. It was great fun, but don't expect an itimate atmosphere. The luau felt like a Disney experience- hundreds of people watching a dinner theatre show. Despite our initial reactions to the crowds, the experience was amazing. The show was excellent, and even the buffet-style style... More 

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Ajax, Canada
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38 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

nice plantation but unfortunately we missed the train that day as it wasn't working - the rum shop was awesome

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

We took the four hour train ride/ nature walk. The best part was the nature walk, where the wild vegetation was explained to us, and then we stopped for lunch. The fresh pineapple was delicious! We then walked through the orchards, picking and eating different ripe fruits. We also got to take some home with us. I enjoyed the experience,... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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24 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We were actually a bit disappointed. The train tour was expensive and didn't talk at all about the history of the plantation but only about their current crop and their domestic animals. You can tour the home as well, but it has mostly been taken over by shops upstairs that really haven't kept the original style of the place. No... More 

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We walked through the grounds and the shops which are very nice small places. The confectionary was really good. Very beautiful and peaceful

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This was where we spent a great but of our last day on the island. I have to admit I chose it because it was a four hour long tour but we actually enjoyed it. It was a short train ride but the walk/hike was fun, enjoyable as well as educational. I have a new respect for cashews and pineapples.

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Smithfield, Utah
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

The train ride tour at the plantation cost $19. We felt it was overpriced. The tour lasted 40 minutes and half of that time was spent at a stop to feed the pigs or stopped to pick up the other walking tour. It was interesting to hear about the plants, but again that part of the tour only lasted about... More 

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Falher, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Our family really enjoyed the Train ride and orchard tour. Nice walks through the valley and especially enjoyed the informative and tasty stroll through the orchard. The provided lunch was pretty basic but was supplemented by fresh fruit, which ade up for a lot. Our tour guide Kai was excellent, very knowledgeable and great with the kids, his assistant Randall... More 

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Waco, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The train ride at the kilohana plantation is a nice way to see the beautiful grounds and learn about the orchards and forest. We also enjoyed browsing at the shops in the plantation house after the tour. Later we returned for the luau and it was a really a great evening! Our table had a great view of the stage,... More 

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Aloha
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25 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

This 16,000 sq.ft. plantation, once the site of many extravagant events, is now Gaylord's Restaurant (fancy) and Mahiko Lounge (pricey). Surrounded by shops, galleries & gardens. You may also catch a 40 minute plantation train ride, or ... go Rum Tasting! Koloa Rum Company has a tasting room here where you make your own mini Mai Tai as part of... More 

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