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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
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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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Luau and Train Ride

Loved the luau. Good food and a different show than the typical luau dancing. It is a theatrical show incorporating dancing in story of the travels from Polynesian to Hawaii... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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South Bend, Washington
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Battle Ground, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

The Kilohana Train and walking lunch tour was absolutely wonderful! The team of employee's that work at the Plantation are truly wonderful and made all of us in our party feel extra special while teaching us some amazing historical facts of Kauai. Mana, our tour guide, was so very well educated and made sure to see if we had any... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

The show was really good, nice story, great dancing and costumes. Crafts stalls prior to the show were good and the Hawaiian games were fun. Would have like more selection of drinks but the margarita's were good. The food was average, although the others in my party thought it was very good.

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South Bend, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Loved the luau. Good food and a different show than the typical luau dancing. It is a theatrical show incorporating dancing in story of the travels from Polynesian to Hawaii ending with an always exciting fire dance. The train ride was okay; best for those that really want to see some animals. Children on the train seemed to enjoy it... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Nice Luau, though expensive... But which ones aren't. The good: Historical perspective/story is told through their performance/dance after dinner. It's also covered, so if it rains, you don't have to worry about that, you'll still have your luau. The not so good: The atmosphere is not as "beautiful" as some of the other luau locations. It's not in a garden... More 

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North Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We have visited Kilohana 5 times over a 30 year span - seen many changes and almost all for the better. For history buffs the main house is full of antiques and historical information can be found throughout. For shoppers there are high end jewellery and clothing shops, unique gift shops and in the pottery and more clothing shops in... More 

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New Castle, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

My wife and I enjoyed dinner at Gaylord's Restaurant in the Kilohana Plantation. This is a terrace style layout in an historic estate. The restaurant is set up to provide good space between table so one doesn't feel jammed. The food and service were both excellent. Take time before or after dinner to meander the historic building and have a... More 

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Waialua, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The kids loved the train ride. The narrator was informative and funny. It was an overall enjoyable ride. The kids loved feeding the animals.

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Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Dining at Gaylord's we went for dinner and Sunday brunch is a delight. The outdoor veranda setting is very elegant, service wonderful and the food and wine list very enjoyable. Frequent live entertainment to add to the ambiance. Don't miss this!

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Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Kilohana Plantation was built by one of the sons of the Wilcox family who built Grove Farm. There is the main house along with a couple of smaller buildings that house a souvenir shop and a rum store. We took the train ride through the property, learning about the crops that are being grown there, including pineapples, mangoes and bananas.... More 

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Mill Creek, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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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