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Kauai Plantation Railway

3-2087 Kaumualii Hwy, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
808-245-7245
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Ranked #12 of 17 attractions in Lihue
Type: Scenic Railroads
Activities: Group tours/train
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Conroe, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

This tour on the railroad was the highlight of my grand children's Hawaiian trip. I loved riding the train and seeing how pineapples are grown. I loved the grounds and the tour guide was very funny. However, the train stops and lets the children feed the wild bores. They saw the baby pigs and fed the big pigs. My six-year-old... More

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Northern CA
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94 reviews 94 reviews
14 attraction reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We have been to Kauai a number of times and had not taken this rail trip. There is a senior and AARP rate, but a 15% off coupon can be found in the free Kauai booklets at the airport. It is a 45 minute trip through the various planting, fruits, and trees. Fifteen to 20 minutes were spent feeding the... More

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Bedford, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

We did this ride as part of our Luau Kalamaku experience. It was interesting to see all the plants currently grown on the grounds and to hear about the history of the property as a sugar plantation.

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Bridgeport, Texas
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19 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

My wife and I spent the $18 x 2 to take the one hour RR tour around Gaylords plantation. The tour guide is friendly, shows what they grow there, you get to feed their pigs, chickens, and goats on the far side of the RR, and the train ride is pleasant.

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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63 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014 via mobile

We went with our two year old grandson. He is a Thomas big time fan. So he was in seventh heaven. The tour was way too much selling of the plantation products. Too much for me and too much time spent feeding pigs and roosters on the plantation. But the train was just great.

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Hayward, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014 via mobile

We took our 2 year old granddaughter on this trip and from the start she loved the train and the train ride but once we stopped to feed the feral pigs she had the most fun. The trip through the gardens was fun and I was able to see some fruits, such as rambutan, that I had never seen growing.... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

This was a quick tour by train of the historic Kilohana Plantation on Kauai. The guides offered up some of the local history, and info on the plantation environment. What made it all worth it, though, was watching the interaction of the kids (and some grown-ups) with the pigs and goats and chickens at the petting zoo stop. Would definitely... More

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Saddle Brook, New Jersey, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

Be sure to ride the train and feed the pigs. This was a much different attraction from the typical Hawaiian fare. The property is truly spectacular. It was also a nice experience tasting the rum made on the property.

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Los Angeles
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

My husband and I visited this old plantation and decided to take the train ride. We enjoyed it. The weather was great and we learned a lot about the varieties of fruits and produce growing on the land. We also stopped at the pig field and fed the pigs muffins. This was entertaining for a while but the pigs got... More

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Huntington Beach, CA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

My husband and I took the train, hike, lunch, orchard tour. It takes about 4 hours and is very informative. There is a decent amount of walking, but none of it is too strenuous. My favorite part was walking through the orchard and tasting lots of different fruits from the trees that I had never had before. The hike and... More

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