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Kilohana Plantation Estate

3-2087 Kaumualii Hwy, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
808-245-5608
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Ranked #8 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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Newport Beach, California
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56 reviews 56 reviews
14 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Took the grandkids on 40 minute train ride around the property. Fed pigs and goats -- a highlight. Then had lunch with them at Gaylord's, very good and family friendly.

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Fort Smith, Arkansas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I was on the fence about the luau. I am so glad we went. The show was gorgeous. There were several activities for the kids and an open bar for the adults. The staff handled the large crowd so quickly and efficiently. There really was no waiting for anything. We were impressed. You should probably take the train ride too.... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We got the day started late, our first and second day trip options were already fully booked. Decided to try Kilohana train ride and it was a nice time but not worth the money. We were 2 adults, 4 kids (age 4 to 9) and spent about $100 for a 40 min train ride. The kids had a nice time... More

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Evansville, Indiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We visited Kilohana Plantation as tourists, but wound up returning three more times for the Mohiko Lounge. The plantation is fine, more of the tourist shops you find everywhere these days, but at least some of them were a little more unusual than the others. The restaurant looked amazing, but we never made it there for dinner. If the lounge... More

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Glen Rock, New Jersey
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The plantation has lots of things you can do. We took the train ride around the grounds; it takes about 40 minutes. The plantation house is beautiful and is converted into shops and a restaurant & lounge. The restaurant is called Gaylord's; and the lunch was very good. We sat on the verandah with nice view of the garden and... More

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Burbank, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The best activity on our trip to Kauai. It's has only been offered a few times and once a month, but if it's happening get a seat. We started with a train ride and visit to the orchards and trees. A large table of the best fruit I've ever had was displayed for all attendees. Then Mai Tai school with... More

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California
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12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is a must if you have kids. The train goes around the plantation and the guide gives the history of the plantation and area. He speaks about various plants and animals. Half way around the train stops so the passengers can get off and feed the pigs. Bread is provided for that purpose. the kids really like it. It... More

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Longmont, Colorado
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We were there later in the day and there was not much to do. The shopping was closing up and did not look very good. The luau was starting and seemed very large. I would suggest a luau on a beach location. The sunset and water is the best part of the event. The store and tasting room was not... More

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Ramona, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Enjoy the grounds, tours and luau. One of the best luau's on the island! Loved the atmosphere and history.

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San Antonio, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We did the railroad attraction at the Kilohana. We had 2 teenagers and 2 younger kiddos under age 9. This is an approx 45 min tour, narrated, and winds through the plantation. The description of the tropical fruit trees was interesting. There was a 15 min stop midway through for the kids to feed the wild pigs, chickens, goats, and... More

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