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Kauai Plantation Railway

3-2087 Kaumualii Hwy, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
808-245-7245
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Ranked #11 of 17 attractions in Lihue
Type: Scenic Railroads
Activities: Group tours/train
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CA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

This was a great way to take a break from the beach and learn about the animals and plants growing on Kaui very interesting. My son was a little scarred of ghetto pigs because they were fighting over the food when we fed them :)

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Northern NJ
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77 reviews 77 reviews
24 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This is a great train ride around a beautiful estate. There is a lot of local history associated with the plantation. Make sure to reserve your tasting time at the Koloa Rum store when you return from the train ride.

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San Francisco, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We enjoyed our recent visit to the Kauai Plantation Railway. We wrote an email asking for information and reservations for the train ride, and Pepe responded promptly will all the information we needed, including 15% off our train ride for just inquiring. Our son, who is 20 months old loves trains and enjoyed the ride so much. Our guide, Tiny,... More

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Bay Village, Ohio
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Enjoyable ride through the plantation viewing many type of trees and animals. Narriator did a good job explaining things while on the ride.

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Conroe, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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98 reviews 98 reviews
15 attraction reviews
159 helpful votes 159 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
19 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 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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363 reviews 363 reviews
74 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 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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Portland, Oregon
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 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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