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Kilohana Plantation Estate

Address: 3-2087 Kaumualii Hwy, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
Phone Number: 808-245-5608
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Ranked #4 of 8 Attractions in Lihue
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Owner description: Built in the 1930’s, Kilohana Plantation is a historic landmark and premier visitor attraction...
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Hours:
Sun 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 9:30 pm
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!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

This 16,000 sq.ft. plantation, once the site of many extravagant events, is now Gaylord's Restaurant (fancy) and Mahiko Lounge (pricey). Surrounded by shops, galleries & gardens. You may also catch a 40 minute plantation train ride, or ... go Rum Tasting! Koloa Rum Company has a tasting room here where you make your own mini Mai Tai as part of... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

This review is only on the Luau as we went there purely for that purpose (as a shore excursion from Pride of America). From what we can see, the grounds are very well kept and you can stroll around before the dinner and show. Drinks are free (as part of our package) and it flowed and flowed. The food was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

We arranged for the Eco tour which included train ride, guided tour of forest and the orchards, and a chance to feed the livestock. While the animal feeding was more for the youngsters, we all enjoyed this trip to the plantation. Our guide, Tai, was very knowledgable and helped introduce us to the forest and the cultivated fruit in the... More 

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Towcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

we took the train ride through the plantation so we could see the wide variety of fruits and crops growing. Then the train stopped and we wall feed the goats and rather noisy wild boar, after the train returns to the plantation you can visit the chocolate shop or even better the rum shop. A very pleasant way to spend... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

You come to Hawaii, you have to experience a luau. You just do. First choice, get invited to one by a bunch of friendly Hawaiians you just met. Second choice, Kilohani. It's contrived and touristy, but the staff are very friendly and it's a nice experience with all the bells and whistles - from transportation to photos upon entering to... More 

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Californa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

A beautiful place, eating around an open courtyard. The wind picked up and they even provided warm "shawls" for the women that found it chilly. Food excellent and well presented.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

A nice place to go and see and be exposed to the local plants and some animals. Can see a lot on your own, but helps to ahve people tell you about some of the plants

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 via mobile

Overall the performance was good and entertaining. There were a lot more people than we expected. It's more like a cruise dinner than a intimate experience. Longer lines at the location at each step. The old house was fun to walk around in and visit the shops. We did not do the train and would tell you to get there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The Plantation train Takes you thru the orchards of tropical fruit and stops to let you feed the feral pigs with bread. Fun to watch them chase each other for the food. Takes about 40 minutes and costs $18 for adults. Sit on the left side of the train for the best views. Fun ride! Also if you take the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We visited this and did the train ride which was informative. Good to see the workings of such a place. Not overly price and lots of discount voucher for tourists. We returned on evening to watch a band play what a great venue. Drinks not too expensive and the people so friendly very enjoyable evening. I would of liked to... More 

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