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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
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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Great lu'au

The lu'au was great, we had a wonderful time. Food was good but the show was amazing. It was a great experience and would def. recommend this to others.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Frankfurt, Germany
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49 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We visited this charming estate last month and enjoyed the train ride and the tour of the plantation. The train ride is about 40mins and goes thru their orchard and farm with a stop to feed the animals which is a highlight for the kids especially. After the train ride we were able to do some rum tasting and learnt... More 

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Glen Cove, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The lu'au was great, we had a wonderful time. Food was good but the show was amazing. It was a great experience and would def. recommend this to others.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

The grounds although beautiful, are not anything extraordinary. You can walk through the house and browse the shops. We skipped the $100++ train ride and only had brunch, which was VERY good. If you are there to taste the local rum or have a meal, take the extra 15 minutes to walk around.

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Kids (and adults) will enjoy the 40 minute train tour of this beautiful plantation. The narrator provided an interesting history of the plantation as we passed through groves of fruit trees (many types I had never heard of). Midway through the trip, the train stopped so we could feed the animals - and the aggressive wild pigs made it quite... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

The grounds of the estate were beautiful but the Koala Rum Company was OK (you need to love rum I suppose) the train wasn't running while we were there and Gaylord's restaurant wasn't open (I heard on TripAdvisor that it was pricey and average)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We took the train ride with our 2 year old, it was great for her with the pig feeding and seeing the plantation. Had it just been the two of us we probably would have skipped it. The restaurant had a delish fresh menu and we cleaned our plates. There is a rum tasting but they wouldn't let me bring... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

- Brunch was excellent. Great service, strong cocktails, and a good variety and amount of food choices. I recommend a reservation. Offerings were very much what you'd get at a European hotel for a breakfast buffet - eggs, sausages, small pastries, fresh fruit, etc. - Rum tasting: Sign up for the rum tasting for a time you'd like to enjoy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Took my grandkids on the train around the plantation. They had a blast. Loads of tropical trees and produce, and various farm animals. In fact they gave us bread and we got to stop and feed the hawaiian pigs, donkeys, billy goats, horses and even a couple of bulls! One bull licked the bread out of my 3 year old... More 

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Alhambra, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We did the Train ride/Eco-Tour Hike lunch. Had an excellent time. The Tour on the plantation will take you through a Rainforest, you will have to navigate through hills and steps and see a lot of fruits and vegatation and also get to pick a lot stuff from the trees.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

In between Lihue and Poipu, this plantation gives you a view of Hawaii when the sugar cane was harvested and the rich lived in homes like this. They have a wonderful Sunday brunch and a beautiful tour of the grounds and gardens. Well worth a few hours.

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Additional Information about Kilohana Plantation Estate

Address: Address: 3-2087 Kaumualii Hwy, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
Phone Number: 808-245-5608
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Lihue
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 9:30 pm

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