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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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Issaquah, Washington
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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Would recommend this place. : ) The Luau was fabulous, one of the best I have ever seen. Food was good. Ate at Gaylord's on a different night. Excellent food & service.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

I have never been to a LuAu but my friend had and she agreed with me. Food great fish wonderful pork so moist and tasty. Not a big fan of mac and potato salad. Desert to die for. Now the entertainment fabulous fabulous. If i were to come again i would definetly come here and recommend.

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Denver, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We did the whole shooting match here. We arrived wit enough time before the train tour to eat on Gaylord's, the on-site restaurant (I rated 5 *s), took the train tour around the property, stayed for the run tasting (Koloa Rums, exceptional), and let our youngest traveler spend some time running the grounds and working off some steam. We will... More

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San Jose, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

NOTE: I am rating this "Excellent" for what is is. A true tourist joint, but with emphasis on the local--and just enough of a twist to keep one engaged. A great event for a rainy day. We went to the Kilohana Plantation on a drizzly day in March. It was our first time in Kauai, but we were with a... More

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Canada, Kentucky
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Good activity with my two young girls, they enjoyed the train and feeding the animals. Surprised they charge so much for it though, 40 minute ride...not sure worth $50 for 2 adults and 2 kids both under 4. Nice spot to walk around. Rum room looked nice, too bad couldn't do the tasting (though surely my 4 year old woulda... More

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Lewes, Delaware
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Old world Hawaiian charm with parts of the homestead open to the public. Beautiful wooden furniture, great architecture and a quaint, lovely dining area al fresco. Impeccable service, delicious food and even terrific shops to browse.

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Laredo, Texas
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

I have yet to go to a luau in Hawaii where I was greatly impressed by the food. Most are decent, and the food will be enough to fill you up. This place had less variety of food than most of the other luaus that I have been to, but I don't consider that a knock since luaus generally do... More

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Vancouver
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

We did the train ride and had brunch afterwards. I think the train ride is fun for young children, but probably a little boring for adults or teenagers. The train ride starts with a couple of plugs for the various shops on the premises, but I did not think it was too pushy. Halfway through the ride there is an... More

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Senior Contributor
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

This was such a beautiful piece of land! We took the train around the plantation and it was worth the $18 bucks! Loved seeing the "workers" greet us for a quick lunch stop.

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Marlton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

We only did the train ride and ate at Gaylords. It was a pleasant experience. They stop part way and let you feed the animals. It is fun for children. Some adults would be bored but it is a pleasant ride through the orchards and grounds. They have a gift shop at the train station which had some discounted tshirts... More

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