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Sugar Cane Train

975 Limahana Place, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761
800-499-2307; 808-667-6851
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Ranked #53 of 64 attractions in Lahaina
Type: Scenic Railroads
Activities: Group tours/train
Description: A singing conductor takes you on a 6-mile tour of Maui's sugar cane history.
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Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Unfortunately, the Sugar Cane Train closed permanently on August 1. It was a fun attraction for tourists to see and hear, even if they didn't ride it.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

So we booked the Sugarcane Train because the activities lady at our condo said, "Everybody just LOVES it!" Well.... Not us. I was expecting quaint, informative, maybe a little presentation or movie or tour of something. Maybe it went THROUGH sugarcane fields or got to sample sugarcane or something. Nada. All we did was go exactly along the road all... More

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Milwaukie, Oregon
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89 reviews 89 reviews
37 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Interesting from an old railroad standpoint, but not many sights that you can't otherwise see. Unless you don't play golf and dying to see the trestle, or you'd like to see some hidden homeless camps. If you catch it at the Puukolii Station, someone will show up at the ticket booth before the train shows up. They take cards. If... More

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Yakima, Washington
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

My daughters always enjoy riding trains so we decided to give the Sugar Cane Train a try. They enjoyed the ride and said they would do it again. The price is a little steep but compared to other train rides we have done, it is more than reasonable. I thought the views were fairly decent. The closer you get to... More

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Sydney Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Well worth going on the train. Great for kids, there were a few families on it the day we went. We were given wrong directions so took a bit of finding it. Ask a local when in doubt! It's a slow pleasant ride down to Lahaina and back.

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Los Angeles, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We just rode the Sugar Train for like the 6th time. It is an annual excursion for my family! My boys love Trains, especially, "Steam" Trains as they call them. They absolutely love it, so I love it with them. The Ride itself isn't great. There are some great vista shots as you ascend the hill to Ka'anapali whether looking... More

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Vista, California, Usa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Our kids had so much fun! Great sights and feeling the train move, watching steam rise, ukulele playing guide, and of course the wooden trestle was amazing. Keep face inside the window as lush landscape can scrape you. No slums like a complainer wrote, nice golf courses and views of parasailers. The snack bar at lag sins station was over... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Fun to go back in time and experience a steam train in tropical paradise. Hearing about how they were used was interesting as was seeing the train refilled with water. If you are staying out near whalers village and don't have a car a fun way to get to Lahaina and spend some time there shopping at the outlet center... More

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Los Angeles, CA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Accept this attraction for what it is - a vintage steam train in a tropical paradise. The scenery is nothing you can't see from the road, so don't take it just for the views. There are some homeless encampments along part of the track, but that's true of the road too - it's just more visible from the slow-moving train... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

though interesting in a historic way, this excursion was overpriced and a bit boring. not much to see along the route - pretty much followed the highway. the train itself is rusric, but interesting.

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