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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
Activities: Viewing wildlife
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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Lunch was delicious

Four of us had a delicious lunch on the patio. I had the shrimp salad. It was perfect size for lunch. Also some shops there to browse and the Koloa Rum tasting room.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Barbara H
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Mill Creek, Washington
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Mill Creek, Washington
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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Four of us had a delicious lunch on the patio. I had the shrimp salad. It was perfect size for lunch. Also some shops there to browse and the Koloa Rum tasting room.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

Went to the wonderful Sunday brunch, and stuck around for some wonderful stores that had excellent jewelry, and the sweet shoppe is outstanding.

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Seattle, WA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I can't speak about the other parts of the estate but the train ride is not worth the money. It started late so they went fast to make up the time. The narrator threw out facts about the plants were passing with a few jokes as well. The "highlight" of the trip is a dusty area where you can throw... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

we loved it had a wonderful time, beautiful place for any age we enjoyed learning about the estate and area

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Koloa, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Love the setting. We eat here regularly. You can picture what Kauai was like in the 30's-40's. Food is very good. Always playing mellow Hawaiian music--which we like.

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San Diego, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
24 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

My family of 4 (2 adults, 2 young children) stopped at Kilohana to spend a couple of hours while we waited for another tour. We took the train ride around the plantation because we felt that our kids were too young to have the endurance to do the multi-hour tour. It was a short ride but the kids got a... More 

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Proctor, VT
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10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

While the food was mediocre, the show was amazing, especially the flam thrower. Will highly recommend.

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Lovely historical home turned in to restaurant and lovely shops. Very well done, and worth a visit. However, the train ride is extremely overpriced. They should charge $5 max!! Spend your $$ in the shops or at the restaurant. Walk around the grounds and through the house and enjoy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Great for kids and adults. Learned more about Kauai from the train ride then any book. There is a animal feeding part for kids too.

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Seattle, Washington
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

The plantation is quite interesting if you take the time to soak it in, read about it's history and take a tour. The shops are interesting and actually decently priced considering it is a tourist attraction. The train tour was a disappointment for the fee charged. We learned some interesting facts about the plantation and the plant life itself, though... More 

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