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“Great fun for the kids & great food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Kauai Plantation Railway

Kauai Plantation Railway
3-2087 Kaumualii Hwy, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
808-245-7245
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Ranked #6 of 8 Attractions in Lihue
Type: Scenic Railroads, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/train
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hiperfind
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great fun for the kids & great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

Really fun train ride around tha plantation, lots to see & learn, good guides, great attitude. Lots of history packed into a relatively brief tour. Restaurant on site is REALLY good, great food, service, a must do for lunch after the train ride.

Visited October 2012
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Chatham, Canada
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125 reviews 125 reviews
33 attraction reviews
Reviews in 55 cities Reviews in 55 cities
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
“Great Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

We booked a coach tour and as part of it was a stop at the Plantation Railway. This had actually been a former sugar plantation but now is an attraction with a railway running around the outskirts of the plantation so that everything on the inside can be well seen. There were sections of everything from sugar can to mango, avacado, tarrow and a lot more. There was a heard of while pigs which we stopped to feed. them.
It was really informative.

Visited September 2012
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Phoenix, Arizona
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20 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“A Real Fun Day”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

We did the 4 hour train, hike, orchard tour. Before getting on the train you meet you hiking guides. Our guides were Jason and Mango Jordan. On the train you get a narration of the different variety of fruits while passing by them. First stop is to get out & feed the pigs, goats, sheep & of course the chickens. This is also where we start the hike which is about 1.5 hrs long. After the hike we did a picnic lunch and then headed to the fruit orchards where we picked & ate fruit from every variety. Our guides were a lot of fun and very informative. Then we get back on the train and when we get back to the station it's time to sample their home made rum. The hike can be a little strenuous but with one of their walking sticks I had no problem even with my bad knees. This was another beautiful day on the island.

Visited September 2012
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Portland, Oregon, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
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“Chugga Chugga Choo Choo”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

This was a nice little train ride. I wouldn't advise taking it before you go to the luau (if you're doing both). I felt rushed to get on the train as it was boarding in 2 minutes. When we got off the train we had 10 minutes before the pig ceremony happened. Rushed to stand in a long line to get our Mai and pretty much missed the salad that was being served. Too much rushing around when I was doing my best to adapt to "Island Time".

Visited August 2012
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4 attraction reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Fun & Friendly Ride”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

The plantation was very nice to visit especially by open rail train. There was plenty to see and the narrator was alot of fun!

Visited August 2012
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