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Address: 3-2087 Kaumualii Hwy, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
Phone Number: 808-245-7245
Activities: Group tours/train

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After the Sunday brunch at Gaylord's we decided to try the Plantation Railway. It runs on the hour every hour from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. We have ridden the "railways" in Maui... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2015
Brienbut
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Blind Bay, Canada
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Waimea, Hawaii
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Unless you have small children or are just passing time, this attraction is not worth doing. Feeding the pigs, chickens, and goats would be fun for your children.

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Blind Bay, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

After the Sunday brunch at Gaylord's we decided to try the Plantation Railway. It runs on the hour every hour from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. We have ridden the "railways" in Maui and they are much better. The information about the plants and fruits is given so quickly that it is difficult to take it all in. The only... More 

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laguna Beach
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015 via mobile

A must see for sure while on the island. Make sure u ask for Kai and Pepe. These two are amazing and so helpful. U won't find two nicer guys who will go out of their way for a guest. Just won't. They both made our time there's enjoyable & fun. This place is lucky to have such people working... More 

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Naperville
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

This is a great group of people who provide a great tour of the plantation, Hawaiian (not native) plants and a nice hike. The train ride is enjoyable (I believe it's the last operating train on the islands until the one on Maui re-starts). It's not a steam train, but it is a cute GE 26 ton narrow gauge locomotive... More 

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Seoul
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17 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

At first, the idea of taking a 30 minute train ride around a plantation was not very appealing. However, you can opt to take a more complete half-day tour (9:30 am to 1:30 pm) which includes not only a train ride but also a mini-hike, as well as a stroll through the plantation grounds greeting the resident donkey, a couple... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Informative and interesting and nice to be able to sit as you travel around the plantation and here about the history of Kauai and Hawaii and get information about the local flora

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Edwardsville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Not sure how we missed this until the last day, but I am glad we found it. Train ride around the gardens was very beautiful. Train stops to feed pigs, so if you have kids they will have fun throwing bread to the pigs. After the train ride we stopped for the Rum tasting... very enjoyable day.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This was a great little train ride that was narrated by a very knowledgable gentleman who was more than happy to answer questions when we stopped.

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Reno, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

It was a very informative train ride but went a bit fast for identifying the various plants they were talking about. However, we loved the stop to feed the animals & they actually furnished the food for us at no cost. The rum tasting was good

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Sarasota, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

There is so much more to do on the island other than this railway tour. My sister and I were wondering what the tour involved and what the price was and asked the woman selling tickets about it who replied with a smirk, "That would be right here" and pointed to the wall behind her where the pricing was. Well... More 

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