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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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Waldorf, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

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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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This was a quick jaunt from our cruise ship to the plantation. To start with, we took the train around the grounds to see all the interesting vegetation and animals. There are chickens ALL over Kauai, and tons of them here. My son got a kick out of feeding the pigs along the train and seeing cats and dogs on... More

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Newport Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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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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 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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