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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
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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

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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Fun train ride for the kids

We visited with young children for the train ride.the kids enjoyed the train and feeding the animals.a bit of fun for a morning but wouldn't spend all day there.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Canberra, Australia
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Canberra, Australia
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited with young children for the train ride.the kids enjoyed the train and feeding the animals.a bit of fun for a morning but wouldn't spend all day there.

Thank Heids24
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This detailed tour takes visitors back in time to appreciate the beginnings of the Wilcox sugar plantation. Guides are well versed in history and family anecdotes. On this tour visitors can imagine life lived on the plantation starting in the 1930s.

Thank Sassamatt
Sacramento, California
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8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the train, manor house and luau combo. When you get to the plantation they give you a lei and walk you to the train ride. You stop for pictures which they sell to you later, and give you a free mai tai (alcoholic or virgin). The train ride was amazing! Sit on on the right side so you... More 

Thank Crystal A
Weston, Florida
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457 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed going to the Kilohana plantation. The train ride is really fun. We learned and saw a lot of tropical trees and fed enormous pigs and wild chicken. After, we learned about the rum production and samples 4 different rums produced there. Then we had a delicious lunch in the courtyard of the old house. I also bought... More 

Thank Pomerols
Lincoln, California
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60 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful property with a wonderful menu and unique shops. Great place for lunch or supper...a wonderful weekend brunch too. Rum distillery, candy shop, spice shop, and pottery on the property.

Thank Joeandkathy789
Des Moines, Iowa
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful historic plantation house with both quirky and classy boutiques for adults to explore. Open-air Gaylord's restaurant catches the breezes, making for a cool and delicious retreat on a hot day. The old-fashioned train ride through orchards and fields provides a safe opportunity to feed farm animals, and appeared to be a popular, if pricey, adventure for small children. Great... More 

Thank Pearlpledge
Fairbanks, Alaska
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the property is very well maintained. The house itself is fun to walk around. A few years ago the area where the piano is located was set up as a lounge to sit and visit. Lovely place. Now it is a "bar" which is done quite cheaply. I would skip that area.

Thank chipnfay
Brigantine, New Jersey
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love the Plantation - was there in 2013 also. Brunch is not as extensive as some of those here on the Mainland. but good assortment.

Thank jerseygal204
Fayetteville, Ohio
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed the Luau on Tuesday night October 20th 2015. I don't know if it is the "best luau on the island of Kauai" since I haven't been to any other,however, it was a wonderful experience for me, my husband and his parents. The food, roasted pig, poi, salad,taro chips, and much more, including dessert was delicious, and the ceremony from... More 

Thank cinlou02
Clearwater, Florida
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rather then just planning the train ride, we suggest planning to lunch in the restaurant (Gaylord's) and then the train ride, or take the train ride and then the luau. The luau is held in a covered pavilion, so you don't have to worry about the weather. The train tour of the plantation is slow and short, but you're off... More 

Thank Jen S

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