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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 #52 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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290 reviews 290 reviews
178 attraction reviews
251 helpful votes 251 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Hard to believe anyone could ride this train in September, considering it has not been in operation, and continues to be out of operation, since August. It is privately owned and, maybwe someday ownership may change.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

I have ridden the train many times over the years. Loved it. Always rode it several times when visiting Maui. over the last 30 years. As a train enthusiast, this little train was quaint and brought a little history to the harvesting of sugar cane in the hawaiian islands. I hope that some one will set it up somewhere as... More

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Monterey, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We were staying across the street at The Royal Lahina so we thought it would be fun to take this into town, and it was. It was more than I expected, for sure. Great for families...the kids will get a kick out of this.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
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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96 reviews 96 reviews
37 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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24 reviews 24 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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