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Kilohana Plantation Estate

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Address: 3-2087 Kaumualii Hwy, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
Phone Number: 808-245-5608
9:30 am - 9:30 pm
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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 at the Plantation

We had a very good meal for lunch at Gaylords. You sit in this courtyard to eat and it is a very nice setting. Our meal was reasonably priced and we indulged in a delicious... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Whidbey Island, Washington
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Whidbey Island, Washington
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We had a very good meal for lunch at Gaylords. You sit in this courtyard to eat and it is a very nice setting. Our meal was reasonably priced and we indulged in a delicious Coconut Banana pie which was absolutely wonderful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We went to Gaylord's and had dinner and drinks at the Mahiko Lounge. It was very interesting to tour the plantation owners home and sit in the restored room that is now the bar. The wine was super and the food and banna cream pie with coconut crust to die for. Our service from hostess to waiter was excellent. The... More 

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Rockford, Illinois, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Enjoyed the train ride/tour of the plantation as well as dinner. Came back a different night for the luau and enjoyed that as well. I have been to other luau's on different Islands and felt this was unique and a good value for the money.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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118 attraction reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We enjoyed visiting the plantation house whose rooms have been cleverly transformed into shops, art galleries and a luau restaurant. The shops were surprisingly quite affordable compared to other parts of Kauai, and the art galleries were great. We had quite a few hours before our plane was leaving and so this made for an excellent time filler on our... More 

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Ballymore Eustace, Ireland
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We travelled to Kauai to visit with all our friends and decided to have brunch at Gaylords and a train ride at Kilohana Plantation! Boy were we in for a great surprise and experience. First, the brunch was great overall, great selection, friendly service and well worth the money. Now the train ride,,,,,,his wonderful railway is one of the most... More 

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Battle Ground, Washington
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

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

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
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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