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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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Plan Ahead, Opt for the Half-Day Tour

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 2, 2015
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

This 4 hour tour starts with a ride on a train with an open air car partially through an old time plantation. A short while later you get off the train and can feed several wild pigs, chickens, goats and a donkey. You then go on a leisurely hike through the wooded, gentle terrain part of the Kilohana Plantation with... More 

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Nipomo, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We enjoyed the 50 minute train ride. The guide discussed the history of the plantation and identified the local plants. We stopped to feed the wild pigs, sheep, goats and chickens. It was great fun for the kids and we enjoyed watching all the commotion. We had a good time and I recommend the train ride if you visit Kauai.

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Waimea, Hawaii
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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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30 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
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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18 helpful votes 18 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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5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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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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4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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