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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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Midwest USA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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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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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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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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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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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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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Peoria, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The grounds are very green and pretty. It had just rained and the smell was so green and sweet and birds were singing. We walked around the grounds as far as the paths were paved and had a lovely time.

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York, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Their luau is very good, well presented with an interesting story and the food is well prepared and plentiful. Also whilst there the grounds are well worth a look around.,

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Santee, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Very nice place, enjoyed the set up and execution, its impressive to see over a 150 people get drinks, fed, and a show all at once. Very spendy and somewhat over polished touristy place, but then again, you dont want any hiccups. Food was excellent and the show was even more impressive (didn't expect a story and hulu dancing). Only... More

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I have visited Hawaii several times and have seen 3 luaus. This was by far the most amazing one! The dancers and singers tell a beautiful story. The costumes, the fire dancers (especially the male lead dancer) were phenomenal! One could not possibly be bored during ANY of this production. We paid for the premium seats, but I didn't really... More

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