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Address: 4050 Nawiliwili Rd, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
Phone Number: +1 808-245-3202
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Mon 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wed - Thu 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Activities: Shopping
Description: This 80-acre site was originally a sugar plantation where you can see the...
This 80-acre site was originally a sugar plantation where you can see the original family mansion, the worker's quarters and many fine gardens.
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Great way to learn local life . Not in a rush. Fare pricing. Every thing you could need . Local food and gifts.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Great way to learn local life . Not in a rush. Fare pricing. Every thing you could need . Local food and gifts.

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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Beautiful setting is explored with a guide and small group. The history of the family who lived and worked at this place is detailed by the guide as you see the inside of the buildings that remain exactly as they were when the last matriarch died. Unlike some museums, here the 2 hours flew by. Well done!

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76 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

If you want to learn about history of Kauai, don't miss Grove Farm. This was my 2nd visit here and I found it just as interesting this time as it was 6 years ago. The property is quite large but the 2 hours goes by rather quickly as you move between the houses and the gardens. The main house has... More 

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Lihue, Hawaii
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Want to know about the his-tory of the plantations in Hawaii? This is the perfect place. Everything is "as-is" from way back when. Grounds are large, information is well preserved. They even give out cookies that were baked in the original wood burning stove-oven. I would love to live here. Lots of fruit trees (hope they are in season.) Well... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

How can a tour group of only 6 people be anything less than special. Lots of time to interact and ask questions of our guide Pam, who is a direct descendent of the Wilcox family. This piece of history is a treasure and should not be missed. Our family was in Kauai 2 mos. ago and was disappointed when all... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I will keep my review short - read the review by Linpac1953 from December 2014 for tour details. If you hear the talk by the former cook you will be moved too. The tour doesn't cover much about the actual growing and processing of sugar cane, but is more about the family and Kauai society. Expect to spend a good... More 

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Lewisberry, Pennsylvania
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86 reviews 86 reviews
40 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

I think would have rated this higher if our guide had been more invested in what she was telling us. She seemed distracted. Several times questions were asked and she simply said she didn't know. I think a decent passionate guide would say I don't know, but I will ask when we get back to see if anyone else knows.... More 

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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137 reviews 137 reviews
31 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Grove Farm Homestead offers a two hour tour of Kauai's first sugar plantation. In a tour shows multiple historic buildings,the history of Kauai's sugar cane industry, social history and economic development. The docents bring alive the Wilcox family, showing how the farmstead grew and how their life style transformed from simple missionary cottages to well appointed living quarters. In each... More 

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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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351 reviews 351 reviews
73 attraction reviews
518 helpful votes 518 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We have returned after several years absence and we're delighted to see this treasure maintained well and still interesting. They limit tours to small groups and have excellent docents giving tours. We brought our ten year old grandsons along and they enjoyed and learned much about plantation and local history. The living quarters have been kept intact, including books and... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Grove Farm Homestead was the home and plantation of the Wilcoxes - it was a large sugar plantation in the day - I believe 1950's-1960's. My cousin and I experienced a wonderful tour, our guide, Dick, was the great grandson of a Wilcox sister and had visited the main home on the lovely grounds on many occassions growing up. He... More 

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